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: FP33537
- UPC or EAN No.: 714346315017
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Ratings & Reviews
I consider myself very much a B&W fan having purchased the Zeppelin Air & P5 Headphones. Then, as soon as the P3's were announced I consider myself very much a B&W fan having purchased the Zeppelin Air & P5 Headphones. Then, as soon as the P3's were announced as headphones sandwiched in-between the C5's & P5's, I knew I wanted them!
Unboxing is typical B&W, the whole thing reeks of quality throughout. Once you lift the first part of the box you are greeted with the hard case shell that holds the neatly folded P3's. I love the way the P3's elegantly fold inwards & upwards proving that these headphone's are all about portability.
I love the elegant design of the P3's. Everything looks extremely well thought out & sliding out the adjustment Left & Right for that perfect fit is very slick.
Ok so how do these things sound? Well upon first listen they sound fantastic! They seem to hold their own on everything I threw at them with the right amount of bass, highs & lows. Vocal range is nice & clear & to sum it up I would say that the P3's produce a very natural sound.
I was thinking how were my P5's going to sound once I went back to them & here is where the extra money spent on the P5's show true. They produce an overall better sound than the P3's, are more comfortable on the ears with the leather & more coverage on the ears, but don't let this put you off the P3's in any way. For the money, they are fantastic value for money headphones, that are well built & sound fantastic. It's just that for the extra £80 spent on the P5's you're paying for a higher grade product, but as I write this now, the P3's have become my main choice for my go to headphone for everyday portability & quality sound. …
- Written by Jonathan S from Northampton
75 of 80 people found this useful
B&W P3 Headphones
I decided to buy these headphones as a replacement for my Bose OE2i headphones.I needed headphones to use with I -pad & I-pod/phon I decided to buy these headphones as a replacement for my Bose OE2i headphones.I needed headphones to use with I -pad & I-pod/phone the Bose were fine but during hot days or prolonged use my ears would get to hot with leather ear cushions.The sound quality of these headphones is fantastic very clear and detailed with good solid bass and very clear vocal.The type of music i listen to is varied (house,R&B,jazz opera),but also works well with the spoken word or video.The pads on the headphones are extremity comfortable and over time they mould to your ears.The build Quality of these headphones are second to none .Top end materials are used and the headphones are a piece of art in themselves.The pads fold back into the headband for Travel and to put in case (the only negative I would say is the case is bit cheap for expensive headphones and snaps shut with some speed so watch your fingers.i would recommend the headphones to anybody . …
- Written by Andy H from WEYBRIDGE
49 of 50 people found this useful
Great sound, extremely comfortable and very very stylish.
- Written by Finlay M from Nottingham
26 of 31 people found this useful
I was going to purchase another make of headphones just because I wanted them in blue!! Then I went into my local store and tried I was going to purchase another make of headphones just because I wanted them in blue!! Then I went into my local store and tried the "blue" headphones along side these. The B &W won. I listen to a wide range of music and these won hands down! They come complete with a hard shell case which is great. If your not convinced go to your local apple store try these, then listen to the same song on another set of headphones, that's what I did. …
- Written by Tracy B from Glossop
2 of 2 people found this useful
Was good with I4s, too much base for i5
Like the bigger brother and in ears B&W seem to enhance the lower tones... This was good for the i4 & i4s but the i5 output has mo Like the bigger brother and in ears B&W seem to enhance the lower tones... This was good for the i4 & i4s but the i5 output has more base, so paired with B&W its too much. …
- Written by Simon B from Twickenham
2 of 7 people found this useful
Just about worth the money
Firstly let me say I am extraordinarily picky about my headphones and I'm a violinist so I do have quite sensitive ears for small Firstly let me say I am extraordinarily picky about my headphones and I'm a violinist so I do have quite sensitive ears for small details, and I listen to a very wide range of music from bassy tech to classical so I've tested the P3’s for most audiences.
Form: very comfortable. Rather smaller than I had originally thought, folded up they fit one hand. They undoubtedly look stunning and the build quality is unquestionable. What's more lets face it, they are a great fashion statement, definitely not mainstream like beats (which are wholly overpriced just saying)!
Sound: My first comment is that they are very very bassy. They're rather quiet and they leak a lot of sound. Would not NOT be suitable in a library even at low volumes. They allow you to hear stunning fine details in the music however and do produce a good sound. This means that they are really nice for high tones (classical music for example).
Previously I had a pair of £10 in ear headphones which to call stunning is an understatement! Personally, because they fit me perfectly, the sound was directed straight to my ear canals so they were brilliant for me.
Over all I would say they are very nice but I'm not entirely confident about the price. Perhaps £130 would be more reasonable. And yes I know I'm being very picky about them, but someone has to be. …
- Written by Nikian A from London
10 of 13 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Are they wireless?
- Asked by Joanna F from Dubai
P3's are not wireless but they are one of the best sounding headsets...EVER !! If you're looking f P3's are not wireless but they are one of the best sounding headsets...EVER !! If you're looking for bass thumpers, go find something else. These will let you hear music as the artist intended. Clear highs, bright midrange and deep bass if that's what is supposed to be heard. I've had mine for 5 years and they're still going strong. …
- Answered by David M from Chicago
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
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
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
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
Can they be used on an ipad mini?
- Asked by Miss J
Yes they can be used with the iPad mini.
- Answered by Robert D from Roland