Summary: I bought these on a whim at the airport, thinking that B&W make such great loudspeakers that I really couldn't go wrong. But they are frankly awful. Muffly, thudding bass and very little clarity in higher frequencies. Just this weekend did a test with some friends and family and everyone unanimously scored these the worst out of a three way test including mid-range phones from AKG and Beats. I will be ebaying them and writing to B&W to express my disappointment.
Hugely Disappointing Headphones u2013 Try Before You Buy
Rob007 , johnlewis.com
5 January 2013
Summary: I felt compelled to write a review of these headphones so that buyers could get a different viewpoint before spending a lot of money; particularly as they seem to be getting rave reviews in the Audio press. I purchased the headphones on line and collected them from my local store. Having listened to them at home I would have to say I was hugely disappointed in the sound quality.
Summary: Bought these headphones after a visit to an Apple store where I tried them out. When they arrived I found the volume and other controls don;t work. After a visit to the B&W web-site it transpires they are not compatible with an 80 gb IPod Classic onlyn the the 160. No mentione of that on JLP web-site or box at Apple shop. So, they are going back.
Summary: Um diese Kopfhörer "gut" zu finden, muss man (meiner Meinung nach) ein sehr schlechtes Gehör haben oder mein Exemplar war einfach defekt. Denn hinter all dem Rauschen kann man kaum noch von Musikgenuss sprechen. Außerdem empfand ich den Sitz als unangenehm stramm, eine längere Zeit könnte ich sie niemals tragen. Die Größe der Polster bzw.