Summary: Hi all,
I thought I would share my first impressions and experience with this headphone. :) I will only concentrate on the sound part, since everyone knows how well built and comfortable they are (or can be... for me they are really comfortable).
Pros: Punchy bass, good soundstage and 3D imaging, lovely vocals
Cons: Can seem muddy if your expectations are too high.... slightly recessed treble, price..
Excerpt: Two years ago, Bowers & Wilkins debuted its P5 headphones , some of the best-sounding compact headphones we’d ever heard. B&W’s design for the P5s coupled a minimalist and luxurious aesthetic — complete with supple memory-foam ear pads swathed in black New Zealand sheep leather — with truly stunning...
Pros: Great sound quality, as expected from the Brit audio powerhouse. 30-millimeter mylar drivers handle mids and lows with gusto. Cables snake under the earpads, protecting the connection jack. Earpads and cables are user-replaceable. Folding design makes them great for travel. Available in black or ...
Cons: Light on high-end detail — you’ll have to fiddle with your EQ. Ambient noise isolation is lacking. Stowing them away inside the plastic case takes patience and practice. Cheap, thin cable.
Conclusion: The Bowers & Wilkins P3 are every bit an audiophile’s headphone. Crystal clear highs, spectacular attack and decay, uncongested midrange and bass response sufficient enough for most types of music pairs with sleek design and excellent comfort to make for a superb headphone offering worthy of a $200...
Pros: Spectacular treble response, Open, uncongested midrange, Sufficient bass for most listeners, Excellent comfort, Sleek, modern design
Cons: Slight midbass hump overplays heavy bass content, In-line controls lack tactile feedback, Very little passive noise isolation
Excerpt: Après le succès de son casque haut de gamme P5, la marque britannique propose une déclinaison toujours aussi luxueuse et raffinée, mais plus légère et proposée à un prix plus abordable. Portrait du Bowers & Wilkins P3, un casque très "CSP+".
Pros: Légèreté et confort, Réalisation très luxueuse, Restitution sonore propre et raffinée, Qualité des timbres