C5 in-ear headphones fit so snugly in your ears that you can simply forget about the rest of the world and lose yourself in sound. Meanwhile, C5's comfortable fit and hard-wearing aluminium body means you can enjoy great sound on the go for longer.
The unique Micro Porous Filter creates a more open performance, while the Tungsten Sound Tube provides a more balanced design for improved sound.
The Secure Loop design is a revolutionary, easily adjustable device that secures the C5 in-ear headphones in place. The C5 fits snugly, creating a comfortable seal that helps isolate external noise, delivers deeper bass, and ensures the best sonic performance every time.
Made for iPad, iPod, and iPhone
With an in-line remote control and mic, you can get the most out of your compatible iPad, iPhone, or iPod model.* Make hands-free iPhone calls and control your compatible iPod or iPhone without taking it out of your pocket or bag.
- Micro Porous Filter creates open performance
- Tungsten Sound Tube provides more balanced design improving sound
- Secure Loop design secures the C5 in place
- Neodymium magnet and ultra-light speaker diaphragms for minimal compress and distortion
- Transparent twisted cable (OFC) with gold-plated 3.5 mm plug
- Apple remote and microphone
- Protective case
- Supplied with four sizes of ear tips
Did you notice?Unique Micro Porous Filter and Tungsten Sound Tube deliver more open performance and more balanced design.
Apple Recommends ForExperience even purer sound from your iPad, iPod, or iPhone.
What's in the Box?
- Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones
- Four sizes of ear tips
- Protective case
- Quick start guide, safety and warranty, registration booklet
- Frequency Response : 10 Hz to 20 kHz
- Weight : 0.71 oz./20 g
- Mfr. Part Number : FP30325
- UPC or EAN No. : 714346312955
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note : Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
- *Note: See compatibility list for iPad, iPod, and iPhone models that support full remote and microphone functionality. The cable may also work with limited functionality on non-listed iPod or iPhone models.
iPad (1st generation)
iPad 2 (2nd generation)
iPod classic 80GB/160GB (2007)
iPod classic 120GB (2008)
iPod classic 160GB (2009)
iPod nano 4th Generation (video)
iPod nano 5th Generation (video camera)
iPod nano 6th Generation
iPod shuffle 3rd Generation
iPod shuffle 4th Generation
iPod touch 3rd Generation
iPod touch 4th Generation
Ratings & Reviews
Another fantastic B&W Product
I've been a committed audio hobbyist for the past few years and have sampled many different types of on-ear, over-ear, and in-ear headphones, and these are some of the best buds that I've ever used. The C5's sound spectrum is complete across all levels; the accurate, punchy bass, smooth mids, and the open treble work together to provide for a wonderful listening experience. The passive audio-isolation manages to mask nearly all of the ambient noise around you. The fit of the buds might take a little getting used to with the cord that keeps the buds in the ear, but the adjustment curve is short and worth it; the C5's stay put better than any other bud that I've used. …
- Written by James F from Monroeville
271 of 290 people found this useful
This Blows Me AWAY!!
These are my favorite pair of headphones by far. I listen to all types of music ranging from classical Wolfgang, to Ne-Yo, to B.I. G., as well as foreign artists. I need Headphones that are not orientated towards one genre or another. Being that these headphones are so well balanced, i am able to hear the frictional tug of each string with the bow of the violin. Feel the bass rumbling through my entire body as i play sweat.
These are by far also the most comfortable headphones i have in my arsenal. (Even better than the Klipsch patented oval shaped ones, and those are wonderful) I have worn these to sleep like they were regular form-fitting earplugs.
I also run everywhere i go. I have a very active life style so i need headphones that wont fall out every time i decide to run across the street to catch a light or a bus. With the secure loop, i am able to do just that. And may i add, it is also very comfortable.
(May i add you can headbang with these?!) …
- Written by Daniel L from NEW YORK
205 of 222 people found this useful
I've owned the similar Bose in-ear headphones, and these blow them away. The secure loop is a very welcome innovation for keeping them actually *in* your ear. Sound quality is wonderful throughout the full range from low to highs. They do take a few hours listening to really start to sing, but that's normal for audio products. …
- Written by Kyle M from Minneapolis
190 of 203 people found this useful
Sound First, Design Second
You're probably? B&W SHOULD be considering sound before design. Agreed. That being said, the experience of the amazing sound (yes, amazing) is totally diminished by the absolutely garbage design of these earbuds. Let be clear, by design I mean functionality. They are beautiful. The build quality is stellar. Price... a little expensive, but not terrible. Sound Quality... way better than any of the Bose garbage, Ultimate Ears Quad Armature marketing junk. These sound absolutely huge. I might... MIGHT enjoy these better than my B&W floor standers if they weren't so obnoxiously uncomfortable. After switching to Comply TX-400 foam tips, the comfort and sound level improved dramatically. Also, with a little tinkering, you can get the fit to be tolerable and you eventually get "used" to the discomfort. If sound quality is your primary concern, buy these. If comfort is your primary concern, well, buy them any way and see if you can get them to work for your needs, from Apple you'll have 14 days to test. Nothing to lose. They're definitely not a 5... but a solid 3.5/4 due to the fit. …
- Written by Jonathan S from New York
Disappointing Sound Quality
Having admired B&W speakers for years - and been a proud owner of the 801Fs - I was excited to replace my aging Bose earphones wit h the B&W C5s. To my unpleasant surprise they sounded tinny. I listen to classical and opera and the entire soundstage moved back 1000 feet. Strings sounded strident and the brass lacked punch. There was no bass to speak of. The Bose are far superior. Changing the ear tips is just about impossible. They will rip if you try. I'm sticking with the Bose - a far superior product. Too bad...and disappointing. …
- Written by Gregory K from Chicago
1 of 3 people found this useful
Tried the rest, now I've tried the best.
I've used many earphones over the years and most have disappointed me. The C5's are the most expensive earphones I've ever bought but they are also the best earphones I've ever heard. Many reviews claim the bass is overly powerful but I have not found that, the bass seems to be well balanced IMO. I find the mids seem to really stand out, vocals sound really amazing. Highs are very nice and thankfully don't come across too harsh. Overall a fantastic looking and sounding set of earphones. If your earphones aren't giving you the music quality you like then definitely invest in a pair of these babies! …
- Written by Chai L from mount isa