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.
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
- 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
- Mfr. Part Number: FP30325
- UPC or EAN No.: 714346312610
- 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
- *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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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 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
311 of 334 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. 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
245 of 267 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 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
221 of 240 people found this useful
Simply Awesome - Easy to miss!
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 Martin U from Alingsås
Great Sound - Unreliable build quality
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! …
- Written by James S
1 of 1 people found this useful
Great earphones, only 1 flaw (if I was being picky)
The sound of these earphones is amazing, really rich, really crisp and as with most b&w product they look cool as. I bought these The sound of these earphones is amazing, really rich, really crisp and as with most b&w product they look cool as. I bought these to replace my sennheiser ie6 phones as I ruined them by catching my hand on them several times whilst running (won't be using these for working out). Far superior sound quality, had to mess about with the rubber buds to get the right fit at first and they do feel a little weird in the ear to begin with, but they do bed in and you get used to them feeling 'normal' pretty quickly. Can't really complain at anything with them part from they do tangle a little. Definitely recommend them for any audiophile. Just wish the output of the iPhone was a bit better to utilise the power and quality. Using them for music production from a mbp certainly makes them standout. …
- Written by darren T from manchester
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
bower and wilkins c5 head phones, are they worth the money?
- Asked by Robert W. B from Hamilton
- Mar 9, 2014
Yes - if you get a good seal from the earbuds. If you dont, they will sound tinny, shallow and no b Yes - if you get a good seal from the earbuds. If you dont, they will sound tinny, shallow and no bass. When you get a good seal, they sound amazing. You can 'hear' where ech instrument is located in the room. The cable is a bit stiff and would be nicer if more flexible, but these are the best sounding earbuds I've had (and I've tried many). Use the apple 14 day return policy and try them out. …
- Answered by Nick W from Piedmont
- Mar 11, 2014
Do these headphones isolate sound to the extent that they would be dangerous while running in the street?
- Asked by Howard K from Golden Valley
- Mar 9, 2014
where can I buy the ear tip for C5 online?
- Asked by Jerry W from Franklin Square
- Mar 10, 2014
No answers yet
Is this compatible with the iPhone 5s?
- Asked by Bertie M
- Sep 23, 2013
- Answered by Robert N
- Sep 29, 2013
how long is the manufacturer warranty on this headphones? B&W C5 In-Ear
- Asked by Charlie T
- Sep 8, 2013
5 years; I've just had mine replaced free of charge. Make sure you retain the proof of purchase.
- Answered by Robert N
- Sep 29, 2013