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: FP32190
- UPC or EAN No.: 714346312993
- 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
Not well made
I really like B+W products. The sound quality on these are great, typical B+W. Healthy base, but not overdone. Unfortunately 3 wee I really like B+W products. The sound quality on these are great, typical B+W. Healthy base, but not overdone. Unfortunately 3 weeks after buying them the phone function broke down. I still held on to them, loving the sound. but 5 months in the left ear started crackling/cutting out. Lots of bad wiring. …
- Written by Ryan W from Orinda
6 of 6 people found this useful
I recently purchased a pair of Bowers & Wilkins C5, and yes at first I messed around trying to figure out just how that loop stays I recently purchased a pair of Bowers & Wilkins C5, and yes at first I messed around trying to figure out just how that loop stays in my ear, in my case my ears are small I guess and I had to just adjust the loop down a size. Once in They are the most comfortable set of headphones I have ever personally owned, much more comfortable that apples own headphones. I also own a pair of Harmon Kardon AE headphones which fall in line with the pricing of the Bowers & Wilkins C5 for comparison. The Harmon Kardon sound great, however after listening to Ultra on the Bowers, there is a noticeable difference in smooth sound quality. These Headphones are definitely worth every cent if you listen to music a lot and care for quality. Just a side note I use them at the gym on the machines and have had no issues yet, and if you order a pair of Comply foam tips for them, its the perfect match! …
- Written by Marc R from Baton Rouge
3 of 3 people found this useful
Big B&W fan
I've owned P5,s and the P7 as well as these C5's. I have to say in general the sound and build quality of B&W headphones are secon I've owned P5,s and the P7 as well as these C5's. I have to say in general the sound and build quality of B&W headphones are second to none. However, the C5's are an exception to that general rule. There is most definetly a recurring wiring flaw on these headphones. When the C5's worked they were terrific in terms of sound quality. The problem is that after a very short period of time, about 5 weeks, the right earbud started to cut in and out and eventually died. I contacted B&W customer service and they were terrific, sending me out a new set of C5's. Again great sound and enjoyed wearing them, but after 4 weeks I encountered the exact same issue - right ear bud cutting out and then dying completely.
This is obviously not an isolated incident, judging by the reviews here. If B&W can fix the problem I'd have no problem in giving these headphones 5 Stars and recommending them to friends. As it stands I can't recommend them. …
- Written by John T from Jersey City
1 of 1 people found this useful
Running with Bowers & Wilkins Earphones
I just purchased my first pair of expensive earphones, i bought them because the had a unique look about them. I was looking at di I just purchased my first pair of expensive earphones, i bought them because the had a unique look about them. I was looking at different brands sand I got very little advice from the salesperson, so i went for the look and hoped for the best. So for so good, I've been out running with them twice and the ear piece stayed in the entire 45 minute run. The cord is a bit heavy and the swinging when you run causes does tug on the ear piece. If there was a clip on the cord to connect to your shirt, this may reduce the tug on the cord. When I open the box, which I felt was excessive and wasteful use of packaging, the instructions were poor at best. I had never seen them out of the box before so I trying to figure out the loop. When I was deciding which earphones to buy, I was looking at those that clip around the ear, and my concerned was how is that going to work because I wear glasses. The loop fits inside the ear and doesn't interfere with the ear loop on my glasses, genius on my part huh. It would be nice if there was an L or an R, so once you adjust the loop you for your ear, you always want to put that one back in the same ear. Again, I figured it out, just remember to keep the volume control on the same side all the time. The sound quality is the best I've ever had and so far, I just run and run so I can listen to the music. I can't write about the longevity of the earphones because I just bought them about five days ago. …
- Written by William M from Northampton
The "New Yorker" Review
If you are searching for a pair of everyday in-ear headphones that fit comfortably, do not fall out, sound amazing, and are so dea If you are searching for a pair of everyday in-ear headphones that fit comfortably, do not fall out, sound amazing, and are so deafeningly insulated from random strangers asking for directions that they become enraged at your irresponsiveness and attempt to fight you, look no further than the Bowers & Wilkins C5. …
- Written by Nick D from Nashville
Most comfortable earbuds on the market
It's the comfort that makes the C5 shine. They don't go in your ear at all. They gently rest at the entrance of your ear canal, fo It's the comfort that makes the C5 shine. They don't go in your ear at all. They gently rest at the entrance of your ear canal, forming a perfect seal that isn't fussy in the least. These headphones will never fall out or start to hurt. I've had mine for over a year. …
- Written by Brian T from Brooklyn
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
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