P3 headphones reveal whatever you listen to in detail with pristine highs and lows, an open midrange and all round balanced and natural performance.
Constructed from lightweight aluminium and durable rubber, with specially designed acoustic cloth ear pads with memory foam, P3 headphones are light and comfortable.
P3 headphones are highly portable, folding up for easy storage, with a hardshell carry case to protect them in your backpack or rucksack.
Made for iPad, iPod and iPhone
With an in-line remote control and mic, you can get the most out of your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Make hands-free iPhone calls and control your iPod without taking it out of your pocket or bag.
- High-definition Bowers & Wilkins sound
- Dynamic driver
- Mylar-damped laminate diaphragms
- Acoustic cloth earpads
- OFC cables
- In-line mic and remote
- Hard shell carry case
Did you notice?Dynamic 30-mm drivers and Mylar-damped laminate diaphragms with acoustic cloth earpads all combine to make these truly high-definition headphones.
Apple Recommends ForListening to music with high fidelity on your iPhone or iPod.
What's in the Box?
- Bowers & Wilkins P3 On-Ear Headphones
- Hard shell carry case
- Universal cable
- Quick start guide
- Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 20,000 Hz
- Impedance: 34 ohms
- THD: <1%
- Other Features: Foldable, With Remote and Mic, Sound Isolating
- Form Factor: On Ear
- Cable Length: 120 cm
- No. of Microphones: 1
- Mfr. Part Number: FP33545
- UPC or EAN No.: 714346315000
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Ratings & Reviews
Best of the $199 headphones.
For the past month I've been on a mission to find the best pair of headphones under $200. I've tried the Bose OEI2, the Harman Kar For the past month I've been on a mission to find the best pair of headphones under $200. I've tried the Bose OEI2, the Harman Kardon CL's and the Beats Solo. As a previous owner of the P5's I couldn't wait to give these a try.
I'm at about 8 hours of listening, and they definitely need a bit of a burn-in, but once they opened up I was amazed at the quality.
It seems to be more and more difficult to find headphones that do not "color" frequencies (The beats do this terribly. Far too much bass. Gives me a headache.) Even the HKCL's did this. I'm glad that B&W do their best to deliver the music as naturally as possible without adding harsh treble or pumped up bass. The music the P3's deliver is exceptional. Even the midrange (which is the most difficult frequency to deliver in headphones) is exceptional.
The build quality is on-par with the audio quality. Amazing. They fit well, look great, and the case (although a bit plasticy and not "high end") will certainly keep them safe. They're easily portable (much more so than the HKCL's) and seem to be built to last.
Without a doubt these are the best $199 headphones I've ever owned. …
- Written by Joe P from Tinley Park
134 of 146 people found this useful
Beautiful Sound and Design
This was my first purchase of high-end headphones, and I could not be happier with my decision. After testing out Harmon Kardon, B This was my first purchase of high-end headphones, and I could not be happier with my decision. After testing out Harmon Kardon, Bose, and Beats, the Bowers & Wilkins P3 had the perfect mix of highs, mids, and lows. It is not overpowering with bass like the Beats Solo HD. I listen to a variety of music spanning from Jazz to Progressive House, and these headphones fit the bill wonderfully. Futhermore, these headphones are portable and incredibly comfortable. Mixed with elegant looks and durable construction, the B&W P3 was the perfect combination of sound and estethics. I highly recommend these headphones to anyone looking to truly appreciate quality audio. …
- Written by Nathan J from Pittsburgh
69 of 76 people found this useful
In the past 2 months I have tried so many headphones it makes my head spin. On ear, over the ear, open, closed, it's rediculous ho In the past 2 months I have tried so many headphones it makes my head spin. On ear, over the ear, open, closed, it's rediculous how many there are and all fail at some measure. Uncomfortable, no highs, too much base, no mids, it goes on and on. The P3 get its right at every turn. Comfort, oustanding definition ( I found the base a bit strong but easy to adjust for). Rich full sound, controls and mic on cord, compact and sturdy. I do not think for portbale use there is another product even close.
You owe iot to yourself to at least try these beauties! …
- Written by Gerald C from Telluride
70 of 82 people found this useful
I've always been sceptical of over/on the ear headphones, but these are incredible. Matches the aesthetic and functionality of iPh I've always been sceptical of over/on the ear headphones, but these are incredible. Matches the aesthetic and functionality of iPhone perfectly. The memory foam pads take an hour or two to become truly comfortable- to the point you don't feel them on your ears anymore. Sound quality is beautifully balanced- unlike the inane bass on the Beats, these are perfect. …
- Written by Arun U from Cheltenham
4 of 4 people found this useful
Beautiful and rich sound!
Hello, I recently bought this headphones in the white version.
They are beautiful and the sound is amazingly good and detailed. Hello, I recently bought this headphones in the white version.
They are beautiful and the sound is amazingly good and detailed.
I also own a Bose Quiet Confort 15 headphones, and is hard to tell which one is better. But the B&W is more pleasant to use since the noise canceling feature can cause some annoying feeling.
I recommend this product to everyone who wants to enjoy rich, balanced and detailed sound. In order to extract the maximum potential I recommend use with high quality sources, like Apple Lossless Audio, Flac or 320 kbps mp3. …
- Written by Rafael Chaves G from Belo Horizonte
4 of 4 people found this useful
I purchased the Bowers and Wilkins P3 headphones around a month ago. Let me start off by saying that the sound quality is second t I purchased the Bowers and Wilkins P3 headphones around a month ago. Let me start off by saying that the sound quality is second to none. I have tested almost every option from Beats to Bose, and Bowers and Wilkins as a company stands apart. Being an avid user of the more expensive Bowers and Wilkins P5, ($300), I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. While comparing the two, (P5 & P3), there is a subtle difference in the music clarity. However, in every other way, the P3's match the P5's. Constructed of rubber and medal, the P3's build quality excellent build quality is evident. Everything you touch and feel is impeccable; these headphones are tuned to reproduce crisp sound regardless of the genre. Well done Bowers and Wilkins!! The P3 and P5 are the best headphones on the market. …
- Written by Elizabeth M from Charlotte
5 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
do these headphones work with siri? i.e. holding down the centre button to ask a question.
- Asked by Nicholas B
- Answered by Gregory W from Tewksbury
Do these headphones block noise?
- Asked by Julie G from Rochester
They are not officially "noise canceling" headphones, however they are directionally loud enough to They are not officially "noise canceling" headphones, however they are directionally loud enough to block out most other noise. …
- Answered by Robert D from Roland
Do these headphones work for someone wearing hearing aides? (Not able to get enough amplification with ipad volume alone)
- Asked by Mary W from Milbank
I'm not sure if these headphones will give higher amplification as the apple products all have a vol I'm not sure if these headphones will give higher amplification as the apple products all have a volume limit. You probably need to investigate an external desktop amplifier that you put between the ipad and your headphones. For example, check out the Fiio range of amplifers. They have a range of desktop and portable amplifiers that should do the job. Warning! Check the connections as I understand the ipad has a different connection than the ipod. The Fiio range normally connect using USB ports, although I connect a Fiio amp to my ipod using the standard ipod connector port (its a connector also sold by Fiio). With the P3's this set-up gives excellent sound quality. …
- Answered by Michael H
How much sound do these leak?
- Asked by Voytek G
they leak a little bit but nobody will hear what you are hearing.
- Answered by Cheol C from Ithaca
Can you change the ear pads on the P3 once they become dirty or is there any leather switch outs available?
- Asked by Erica M from Cibolo
Do these headphones sound good?
- Asked by Adam H
Yes. Out of the box they sound muddy and very bass loaded. Burn them in over a weekend by playing lo Yes. Out of the box they sound muddy and very bass loaded. Burn them in over a weekend by playing loud music and they transform - the treble opens up, the midrange comes through and they sound very nice indeed. They remain slightly bass-forward, but nothing like the Beats headphones. They also drive nicely from an iPhone or iPod/Pad without separate amplification. …
- Answered by N D R N