• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Awesome - Easy to miss!

    • Written by from Alingsås

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great earphones, only 1 flaw (if I was being picky)

    • Written by from manchester

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another great product from Bowers & Wilkins.

    • Written by from Budapest

    I am a music enthusiast. I am also snobbish. When it comes to music, I only accept the best quality available, thus purchasing high-end audio hardware is also a priority. I'm kind of ashamed of myself, because the first time I heard about B&W was when they released the Zeppelin Air, which I also own (awesome speaker btw). This company's been in the audio game for a long time. The thing about their products is neither they add anything to the music, nor do they lose any of the concept, so as providing an experience as it was imagined by the artist. And they do it amazing. Regarding the C5 I've heard complaints on the secure loop, but for me personally it's really comfortable. There are also some complaints about how quickly the headphones wear out, but so far it seems to hold up pretty nicely, and it seems to be made out of quality materials, so I'm not too worried. I can recommend this product to basically anyone who likes music.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best (in ear) headphone!

    • Written by from Torrance

    i tried many different (in ear) headphones with the apple's 14 day return guaranteed. First, i bought Dr. Dre Tour, because i love the color, design, style. However, no matter what i tried i couldnt fit it into my ear and any movement(walking, running) it fell off. Even though the bass was good, i couldnt fit into my ear, even with all different ear. Then i tried rha ma750i, design was sexy, yet less bass compare to dr.dre. Then lastly tried, c5. Best sound, best bass, best fit. Buy it!! I recommend you to try the 14 day guarantee and try c5!! Boss! Cons: wire might be too thin. Feel like it might get broken if caught by something so careful! Noise isolation best!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Blown Away!

    • Written by from Calgary

    What can I say, WOW! This is by far the nicest sounding set of headphones I have ever owned. The sound is natural, and sounds more like a set of nice speakers as opposed to traditional headphones that sound artificial (sound is blaring in your ear).

    At first, I was frustrated with the loop design, however once I actually figured out how to wear them (you have to twist them in) I love the design and could not go back.

    Do not hesitate, these are ridiculously awesome!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING! Definitely worth the price tag.

    • Written by from Iowa City

    I was reluctant to spend nearly $180 on earbuds; however, I decided to take a chance on the Bowers & Wilkins C5's and I am so glad I did. These in-ear headphones are AMAZING. The sound quality is superb, the headphones stay put thanks to the "secure loop" and are comfortable on top of it all. I would definitely recommend these headphones - especially to anyone reluctant to the higher price tag - take the plunge. You'll be glad you did.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A melodic snuggle

    • Written by from houston

    Like most folks living in a world of portable listening, I have a graveyard of retired headphones and earbuds. The headphones always feel like too much stuff and the earbuds are either very uncomfortable, or they fall out and the sound is less than desired.

    The C5 is my pick. Comfortable...stays in with the very clever and adjustable loop...and sound great. These are great when flying, riding a train, isolating yourself in a noisy place or working out on a rowing machine. I can't say enough about the comfortable fit and their 'stay-in' ability. The real test is a 17 hour flight from Asia on your iPod...no problem. Ears felt fine at the end of the flight. It was if I spent a great day with Pink Floyd in my head...chilled an lost in the brilliance of David Gilmour's soaring guitar solos.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New York

    These are the real deal. You wont be disappointed

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Product

    • Written by from Edmond

    So I have tried out several different models and must say these are the best all-around in-ear headphones I have tried. I sometimes wish the cord was a little longer and not so stiff, but the sound is so smooth and just the right amount of bass.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Style!

    • Written by from WOODSIDE

    Love how this one is so different from any headphone on this category ! It only a matter of choosing the correct silicone and everything is perfect!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent piece of engineering!

    • Written by from MANCHESTER

    After owning a pair of MONSTER Turbine Pro GOLD Edition headphones, which I happened to lose, these are definitely better! For starters they have a tighter seal with one of the sets of the supplied earbuds and they stay in my ears....regardless of what I'm doing, and whether or not I'm using the built-in loops, unlike the Turbines I had which would lose a little the tight seal! They aren't quite as heavy and the build quality is just as good as my old pair as well! At first I tried them WITH the loops which proved a little uncomfortable in my Left ear after a little while find them so I tried them WITHOUT using the loops, and now I can I wear them for hours!

    As with all earbuds though, you need to let some air get to your ears to cool them down at least!

    Soundwise, I'd say there's a little more wider range in the lows, mids and highs with almost any musical genre, and a wider soundstage too than my previous pair. I use them a lot with my APOGEE Duet 2 Mac Audio interface which really puts them to their Full potential when listening to Apple Lossless Tracks bought from the iTunes Store!
    Even hooked up to the iPhone, the C5s still manage to impress! I don't really have any issues with the leads either that some people have had with hearing whatever's in contact with them, say a shirt!

    I still think though that they'll need a little more time to 'burn-in' as I've only had them a few days to really shine but apart from that, I think they are the best in-ear buds I've EVER owned so far, as well as the pair of P5 over-the-ear ones I've had for 2 years from B&W!

    At £149.99 / $179.99 in the US these are a steal.....just get them and try them according to B&W's recommendations on their support site and you're very unlikely to go wrong!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny, just fantastic

    • Written by from Singapore

    I've never written a review for any headphone/earphones I've owned, but these definitely deserve one. Soundstage is just extraordinary for in-ears, it feels like i'm wearing around ear headphones. The bass is deep and hits hard, yet isn't too overpowering. I felt that the vocals were the highlight of the sound quality, everything just sounded so crisp. I've owned the Bose IE2, Beats Tour, Klipsch S4, and the B&W C5 comes out way on top. I really can't point out anything wrong with the C5. If you're looking to invest into earphones, spend the extra cash on the C5s because they won't let you down (unless they don't fit well, TRY THEM FIRST!).

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small things that make your life better

    • Written by from beverly hills

    How many headphones is out there? How hard it is to pick the one you like, will fit and sound great? Not many! Bowers & Wilkins blew my mind! I'm a person who's constantly on my phone, listening classical music and watching movies in airplanes, and these headphones made my day!
    The people who have been in New York know how loud and noisy it is over there. How people talk with their phones in the middle of the streets I have no idea! With these headphones it feels like there is total silence around you! The quality of music is mind blowing!
    I couldn't imagine that one can create headphones that fit for everybody and not killing your ears.
    If you enjoy quality then get these buds and you won't regret!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best!

    • Written by from Vasa

    I rarely find earphones that fit my ears good and I wanted earphones that really were top notch.
    And these are just perfect!
    The sound quality is just amazing, and the fit is great. They actually do keep in place, I had some doubts. These earphones are amazing and I recommend them to all!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get these earphones!!!

    • Written by from Edmonton

    What can I say... these will BLOW your mind!! I'm hearing things in the music I love like I've never heard before. I'm actually enjoying listening to my collection all over again! LIke it's NEW music. The sound is that good! I blast it way up and the sound is just rich, rich, rich. I think it rivals cans (headphones), for me the same sound as my Bose noise canceling headphones. It's much better than the Apple in-ear $80 earphones, and the loops hold in your ear!

    So happy with these earphones I was literally going around the house with them plugged into my iPhone with my music library blasting.

    The increased Bit-rate Albums available when you register your device are great too. Bit tricky because the songs end up being 170mb vs 10mb at the Apple 256kbs sample-rate. But you could pick a favorite song and keep a few. iTunes quality is nothing to sneeze at!

    And I was schooled that it's know as B&W not Bowers & Wilkins by audiophiles--- of which I'm soon becoming!!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dynamic, rich sound in a tiny package

    • Written by from Atlanta

    After reading the reviews of these earbuds, I was both excited and cautious about trying them out. Now that I've had them for about a month, my excitement hasn't ended and my caution is gone. Really impressive especially considering the cost. Many are commenting on the innovative, but quirky loop system. It takes awhile to get used to, but it works really well. It's nice to be able to adjust fit on the fly. The sound is solid B&W. Excellent combination of flat response with dynamic sound. You aren't going to get more out of pop music or rap with these bad boys, but jazz, orchestral, older r&b and some rock shine as if you're listening to over-the-ear phones.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great SQ + Bass

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    These B&W C5s have exceeded every expectation I've had from high end earphones. Build quality is nice, sound quality is excellent (mids and highs are crisp and accurate) and there's plenty of bass to be had. That's right. BASS. We're not talking about the type of inaccurate, low frequency garbage you get from Beats headphones but rather just enough to accentuate higher frequency tones without muddling the SQ.

    They are extremely comfortable - they may look a bit weird but believe me, they conform to your ears very quickly.

    Only drawback is the storage pouch that comes with 'em. Way too small. The zipper doesn't function properly.

    Sure, these are pricey but if you care about SQ, then the C5s are well worth the money!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the BEST...

    • Written by from ANCHORAGE

    Bought these to replace my Klpshc & they sound WAYYYYY better then any OTHER head set i've owned

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect! Still worth 5 stars with minor flaws.

    • Written by from ACWORTH

    I bought the C5 from an Apple store after reading positive reviews. I am a classically trained musician/composer with very critical listening skills and am naturally very critical about sonic fidelity. B&W has always been a favorite brand due to its consistent quality and design philosophy-being true to the sound with min. coloration. The C5 lives up to the reputation. Clear, dynamic, with no excessive bass enhancement. My favorite lossless recordings are faithfully reproduced with spacious sound within iTunes. Great product for the price. Since I just got them, I couldn't say much about the durability at this point. Other very positive features are the Apple product integration: mic and iPod function controls work very well. The ear loop is a very innovative design that allows the earbuds to securely position with min. fuzz.

    The only minor flaws: poor soft carrying case design and the cord is bit short.

    Highly recommended for the pure sonic quality and innovative fitment.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow! amazing sound, quality and great classy finish

    • Written by from Courtice

    I am not one to write a review, However, these headphones deserve some recommendation. i tried monster Dr.Dre in ear and returned them (cheesy\cheap) tried Klipsch S4i and the controller was half way down the what seemed like a six foot cord. not practical to use iPhone controls especially when the cord is inside your zipped up jacket. Tried Bose Mie2i and the controls were great. Sound however was sad. no bass, harsh treble and the stay hear tips were brutal. Zero noise cancelling and have to crank them to hear which distorts sound. As for the C5's, wow!!!!! As soon as the box is open you notice great looking fit and finish and attention to detail. Cord is stiff and strong feeling. Ear inserts were tricky but once I figured it out they fit nice, secure and comfortably. The sound so far is amazing. Clear and perfect balance of low's, mid's and high's. Instruments really clear and the voice is great. the controls are up high and on the left ear. A little tricky and mostly rounded except for a little notch for the call/pause button. It will taking getting use to. I see people with gloves having a hard time and if youre driving to answer a call may take a few more seconds which could be good or bad depending on whose calling LOL.

    Overall. good looking box and accessories including pouch. Fit and finish modern, contemporary and kinda industrial because you can see the wire (which i like) The sound is better than the ones i mentioned incase youre considering the above mentioned headphones. Cord is not long so for those tall ladies and gents take that into consideration. For the althetic types the ear inserts are really secure and normal jogging should not dislodge these at all. They feel more secure than other mentioned headphones.

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