Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones

$179.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 229 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    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 hardwearing aluminum body means you can enjoy great sound on the go for longer.

    Ultimate performance

    The unique Micro Porous Filter creates a more open performance, while the Tungsten Sound Tube provides a more balanced design for improved sound.

    Ultimate fit

    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.

  • Highlights

    • 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 For

    Experience 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
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 20 kHz
    • Impedance: 32 ohms
    • THD: <1%
    • Other Features: With Remote and Mic
    • Form Factor: In Ear
    • Cable Length: 4.0 ft.
    • Height: 8.27 in./21 cm
    • Width: 4.21 in./10. 7 cm
    • Weight: 13.33 oz./378 g
    • Length: 2.17 in./5.5 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: FP30325
    • UPC or EAN No.: 714346312610

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: Two years

    Manufacturer Note

    • *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.

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iPhone models

  • iPhone 3Gs

  • iPhone 4

  • iPhone 4s

  • iPhone 5

iPad models

iPod models

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Another fantastic B&W Product

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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 from Monroeville

    313 of 336 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Another fantastic B&W Product
  • This Blows Me AWAY!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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. 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 from NEW YORK

    246 of 268 people found this useful

    Was this useful? This Blows Me AWAY!!
  • Wonderful

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've owned the similar Bose in-ear headphones, and these blow them away. The secure loop is a very welcome innovation for keeping 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 from Minneapolis

    223 of 242 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Wonderful
  • Disappointed!

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I recently received this earbuds from a locality points program and have been disappointed. I have a zeppelin air and have been ve I recently received this earbuds from a locality points program and have been disappointed. I have a zeppelin air and have been very satisfied with it from day one and have always wanted the c5 earbuds. The sound quality seems to be decent on these earbuds, but the build quality is horrible. The remote fell apart the day I received them and the plastic on the ear loops fell apart shortly after. Good thing that these were free. Hopefully B&W release a better build quality earbud.

    • Written by from Calgary
    Was this useful? Disappointed!
  • Simply Awesome - Easy to miss!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    These headphones are sublime!

    If you are looking for depth, hearing the breath of the singer, being in the audience, and fullne These headphones are sublime!

    If you are looking for depth, hearing the breath of the singer, being in the audience, and fullness of the bass? Well these are the in-ear headphones which deliver just that! Truthfully though, and it's not immediately apparent, that unless you have exactly the same ear cavity size with which matches those earbuds which are fitted upon delivery, then I think it's not an immediate good experience. You need to experiment first. I had to change my ear fittings before I found the "snug" fit, and then "boooooom" it all came together. These blow Bose out of the water with the pure richness of the sound, and to be perfectly honest they just get better and better, and with a bonus, this is without annoying the person sitting next to you on the train on a decent volume.

    They are stylish and fit into your ear perfectly (when you get the correct buds fitted), and are the musical delivery choice that I cannot see changing from in the coming period of time.

    When the family is being loud, or there's just too much going on at the office, or even too much chatter on the travel, these headphones block it all out, and simply deliver the best quality in sound that I expect from this quality set of headphones, again, sublime! To wrap up, I love them.

    • Written by from Alingsås
    Was this useful? Simply Awesome - Easy to miss!
  • Great Sound - Unreliable build quality

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I have a very love/ hate relationship with my C5's (4th pair now). On the one hand, they are from the earphones I have tried, unp I have a very love/ hate relationship with my C5's (4th pair now). On the one hand, they are from the earphones I have tried, unparalleled in sound quality, with a great mix of crisp treble against deep, warm bass sounds, which are maintained even at full volume. They also have Minimal noise leakage, so people around me can only here what I'm listening to in absolute quiet. Great for public transport and social areas.

    On the other hand, every single pair I've had has failed roughly 6-8 months into use. About 5-6 months in, the inner cord starts to turn blue (in every set I've had) and after a month to 3 months after that, the headphones fail. From my own assessment, this is at the 3.5mm end of the jack. It is possible that The reason the headphones fail each time is because of my own use, but being on my 4th pair, I'm not sure that this is the case. I've also had issues with the volume/mic control on two of my pairs. Lack of responsiveness from various buttons. The microphone also picks up a lot of background noise., which where I use it, isn't ideal.

    If there is any testament to the sound quality, it's that I keep having the earphones replaced. The audio loop is very comfortable once you get used to it and fit it wit the right ear buds, and actually has a functional benefit of stimulating warmer bass. But buy these headphones with clear forewarning that they are subject to failure, and need very careful treatment!

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    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Sound - Unreliable build quality

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