Get closer to your favorite music wherever you are with P5, the noise-isolating headphones from the makers of the Zeppelin iPod speaker. With remarkably natural sound and a luxuriously comfortable fit they make longer listening sessions a pleasure.
Hear your music as you were meant to
Get closer to the true, unadulterated sound of the original recording, as you were meant to hear it. The closed-back design with rigid metal faceplates and sealed-leather earpads ensures that all the detail and dynamic range of your music is kept intact, with less interference.
P5 headphones are durable and hardwearing, yet remarkably soft and supple. The ergonomic design boasts a headband and earpads crafted from the finest quality New Zealand sheep's leather.
Made for iPod and iPhone
With an in-line remote control and mic you can get the most out of your compatible iPhone or iPod model.* Make handsfree iPhone calls and control your compatible iPod or iPhone without taking out of your pocket or bag.
*Note: See compatibility list for iPod and iPhone models that support full Remote and Mic functionality. The cable may also work with limited functionality on non-listed iPod or iPhone models.
- Ultra-linear neodymium magnets
- Highly optimized mylar drive units for an engaging sound
- Minimum compression and distortion
- Noise isolating design for use on the move
- Metal and sealed-leather construction
- Maximum comfort, for life-long listening
- Cable with Apple Remote and Mic for speech and device control*
- Audio cable with gold-plated 3.5mm plug
- 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter
- Protective cloth storage bag
- Magnetically attached ear pads
- Easily switch between the standard and MFI cable
What's in the Box?
- Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones with Apple Remote and mic
- High quality standard audio cable with gold-plated 3.5mm plug
- 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter
- Soft cloth drawstring bag
- Frequency Response : 10Hz to 20kHz
- Power : Max. input power: 50mW
- Height : 7.1 in./180 mm
- Width : 5.9 in./150 mm
- Depth : 2.4 in./60 mm
- Weight : 6.9 oz./195g
- Mfr. Part Number : FP29696
- UPC or EAN No. : 714346313648
- 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-year
- *See compatibility list for iPod and iPhone models that support full Remote and Mic functionality. The cable may also work with limited functionality on non-listed iPod or iPhone models.
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Ratings & Reviews
great value by b&w
I've been an avid user of B&W products for over a dozen years and currently own a pair of sig 805 and 802D driven by classe Delta series electronics. When I found out the P5 was in the making, I was anxious to get my hands (and ears) on a pair. Well, I got them and here's the low down...
built: as expected, it is second to none in this price range. I know that many have reservation about the thin cord. I actually like it as it doesn't get in the way when I'm on the go. Thick cords are bothersome and unwieldy. Because it is easily replaced, I don't care if it doesn't last a decade. Aside from this, everything else about the unit is top notch...hard to believe they can sell it for just $300.
comfort: They are light and hugs the head very tightly. You can jog with these. Not as comfortable as bose qc15 because it sits over the ears instead of around. I think it's fine if you wear it for a couple of hours at a time. My ears are a little sore after just an hour.
sound: I own a pair of bose qc15 and I have to admit, these blow them away in every respect. The highs are much clearer. Voices are more opened. Bass is punchy and smoother. Of course, they are not as good at noise cancellation/isolation as the bose, but they are adequate for most settings. Just remember to tweak how they sit on your head. This affects the bass if they are not air tight over the ears. So how do they compare with their audiophile products? Perhaps a little unfair to compare them with a system costing as much as a car, but here goes...as good as they sound for headphones, you can still tell they are...closed ear headphones. There is a distinct coloration that sounds like drivers mounted in a "tube." This is very pronounced in the mid range. There isn't the stage presence and air that I'm used to. The bottom line is, I'm happy with them, but don't expect them to be more then what they are and they are mass consumer grade product just like the zep. …
- Written by Huy D from denver
457 of 521 people found this useful
Incredible in every sense of the word!
I was looking for an alternative to the bulky Monster Beats. I've owned the monster beats ever since they first came out and alth ough the sound is very good, i found them really large and disliked the fact it required batteries. I picked these up to try out because I was very impressed with the slim size and industrial design (they are built with metal and leather).
I am a huge fan of these Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones. I’m no audiophile but these headphones deliver the whole package - best sound I’ve ever heard and an amazing retro design. I was a bit worried about the discomfort of the pads pressing on my ears but after about 3 days of use, the high quality leather pads “break in” and they are really comfortable.
I found these to be worth every penny. However, if you have a music collection with lower bitrate (under 256 kbps) I wouldn’t advise investing in high-end audio equipment. …
- Written by Imam S from New York
308 of 356 people found this useful
Worth the price.
If you are a fan of their home audio, you will love these. Very natural sound reproduction and very comfortable.
- Written by Todd M from Tulsa
218 of 315 people found this useful
Awesome Headphones!!! 1 HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT
First of all I have to say that these headphones are simply spectacular!
My B&O earphones just broke & I wanted to give headphone s a try, but their H6's won't be out until June/July in HK.
In my opinion these have strong basses, mids & highs-for USD$299.95). Very natural clarity along with outstanding R/L stereo, if you like the signature crisp B&W sound you'll love these.
Love the New Zealand sheep's skin leather, very comfy! But they feel like they could get dirty too easily...I got them in Ivory. Not a single component of plastic on them which makes it feel even more luxurious & sturdy. Removal ear cups & cable, beautiful travel pouch included!!!
I got them in Ivory "white", & even right out of the box they have this dirty white appearance to them.. I was hoping for a brighter complexion. The texture of the leather feels dusty too, I got them at Apple so I'm deciding if I should swap them in for the black ones.
Overall a great product (apart from the "Ivory" colored leather,which is partly my problem since chose the color) I think I got everything I paid for in these headphone! …
- Written by Nicholas E
1 of 3 people found this useful
Great build quality as well as sound quality. Unlike headphones from it's competitors (eg. Bose), these headphones feel like they cost $300. You definitely get what you pay for. They also come with a very nice, soft travel case. …
- Written by Les K from Macedon
3 of 5 people found this useful
Very competitive advantage to others
I have to say that P5 is the best MOBILE headphones that I have ever owned.
I have owned the Beats_Studio headphones and they are not comparable to P5 at any stage (I know someone would argue me this with the heavy bass from the Beats).
I also have the V-moda Crossfade LP and Boss QC15.
First, the sound on P5 is just beautiful and clear. It is crystal clear especially when the audio files are compressed above 256kbps (mine are all 320kbps).
Second, the weight is just perfect and it does not require a battery. On the other hand, Beats-Studio and Boss QC15 are a little bit heavier than the P5, especially the Beats.
Third, the craftsman, it is made of Calf. leather and metal. Also, it is easy to replace the cable and the ear cups.
Last but not the least, the brand, it is a legendary brand in making hi-end hi-fi audio boxes. I don't need to say much about the brand b/c it's out there, you can google it.
The only disadvantage that P5 has, if I must pick up some cons, is the level of noise-cancelation. P5 is not doing the same function very well as Boss QC15 does, but the level of noise P5 cancels is quite sufficient.
All in all, I am very pleased of the purchase, and in fact, I did do a lot of research on the P5 before I purchased, including the experiment of owning the other three headphones, I just have to say that P5 is the best MOBILE headphones out there. …
- Written by Peter Pin L from Victoria
10 of 12 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Brando L from Queretaro
- Apr 11, 2013
- Asked about: Sennheiser Momentum Headphones
Both headphones sound really great however the Momentums offer a slightly better soundstage due to b eing around the ear headphones instead of on the ear like the P5s. Personally I prefer the P5s as I find them more comfortable and I really like the design. The Momentums are comfortable too they just don't fit my head as nicely as the p5s. You really can't go wrong with either pair. …
- Answered by Chai L from Mount Isa
- Apr 22, 2013
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- Asked by Josh W from Wadsworth
- Mar 25, 2013
No answers yet
how do these headphones sound when it comes to rap music? what about bass heavy tracks? I know these are good for naturalistic sounds. dub step?
- Asked by Alan G from Los Angeles
- Nov 18, 2012
I got a pair of these the other day. First and foremost - my taste is mostly in the sense of Trance, techno, electro, drum n bass, house and some dubstep.
In terms of sound quality - they are natural and ABSOLUTELY amazing.
But as a bass heavy type enthusiast - you might be disappointed.
The P5's weren't really designed to be bass heavy monster crazy headphones, they were designed for an overall exceptional sound.
Don't let that put you off them, they are immense in terms of sound quality - i notice pieces of instrument like never before and where compression is lacking with these headphones. i'm just telling you what i personally feel as a bass heavy type lover.
At lower volumes - the bass isn't overwhelming... just balanced.
At 70-80% the bass comes alive - but not to the extent that the Beats. But with the beats you do lose the immense sound quality.
In terms of Hip Hop/Rap - i know the bass you want, and they aren't as prominent on these headphones.
What i will regard as rolling bass is a mass drop and phat bassline - the stuff you find in these songs:
36 Mafia - late night tip
Wine O & Paul Wall - Pop my trunk
DMX - Dogs Out
50 Cent - Many Men
Eminem - Under the Influence
Beats handle the bass response with more punch but that's not what the P5s are for.
In terms of Dubstep - the bass is better handled because it is fast paced with brilliant kicks and compressed lo dirty synths and bass synths. It worked very well with:
Avicii - Levels (Skrillex remix)
Calvin Harris - Flashback (Millions like us remix)
Rusko - Hold On (Subfocus Remix) <- technically not dubstep.
Bass is not as immense as the beats - but with that amazing sound quality WHO CARES!!!!!
Overall - if bass is your thing, these headphones may be a let down... BUT REST ASSURE I AM NOT ONE BIT DISAPPOINTED.
it's best you go to apple store and really test them out. overall i'm happier with these than with beats. HANDS DOWN …
- Answered by Ivor C
- Dec 1, 2012
well the Bose are around-the ear type so in a way the enclosure will make them sound louder and use the noise cancelation that they have but if its comparing the sound then no they are the same, they both offer a 40mm driver so the only difference is how they manipulate the sound. I have to be honest i dont like the Bose. Bose has a decent design to give you that added noise cancelation effect but in reality they dont do much justice to me and they feel cheap...they are almost fully made of plastic and really don't see reasoning in spending $300 bucks for them. The P5's have little to no plastic its Leather and metal not to mention the metal gives speakers added bass to a speaker and the speaker cones are made out of Kevlar woven which was engineered by B&W to reproduce high quality sound in all their speaker systems while all bose are made out of paper so you see that price tags starts looking alot more of a rip off compared to the P5's. …
- Answered by Anthony V from Moreno Valley
- Sep 15, 2012