• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound but twice returned

    • Written by from Lagrangeville

    I love the sound and fit of the C5. Very comfortable and the sound quality is awesome. The problems for me are that the right side stopped working after 2 months. They were covered under warranty so I sent them back and got them fixed. Now the left side intermittently stops working and the volume up button on the inline control turns the volume down. What I am also unhappy about is that because I currently live outside of the US and bought them in the US, I get charged a $25 fee to return them even though they do not have to leave the country where I live to get fixed/replaced. So now I have had to spend an extra $50 because of their manufacturing problems. I take very good care of these because I loved the sound so much and I shouldn't have to spend the extra money because of their problems. It's unfortunate because the sound is so good when they work properly but I would not recommend these because if these issues.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones!

    • Written by from Markham

    I haven't had these too long, but they do fit well and the sound is great! They are on the pricey side, but they may be worth it, it'll be nice to see how tough and long they last without any problems since I've been through quite a few headphones since I've had my iPod and then iPhone. These may take a little time to get used to them in your ears, but the sound is exceptional , I also have some Marshall Minor FX headphones and they are great! great sound, almost the same as these and they are less money and they fit perfect and you forget you're wearing them they are so comfortable, but once I've used these ones a little longer I will rewrite a review to be fair. I like them both a lot!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from FORT LAUDERDALE

    I've had Apple's in-ear headphones and dr dre ibeats. The B&W headphones are, by far, superior sound. There are several ear bud tips that come with them. Make sure you try them out for fit. When I first put these on, I was disappointed. When I put the tips on that fit right (duh), the sound was fantastic. They stay in my ears well and are more comfortable.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Concert for one...

    • Written by from DALLAS

    I just purchased the C5 Headphones... I initially bought the Klipsch, great headphones but lacked bass. I took them back after a day and purchased the C5. Theses headphones have it all. I listen to a wide genre of music and it covers them all. It has the bass, the high's and the mid's, crip clean music. Very natural and realistic sound the music feels remarkably rich and expansive.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose Earbuds vs. B&W Earbuds

    • Written by from Eagan

    After someone had stole my Bose Earbuds i decided that i loved to listen to music allot and that it was a good excuse to get an even better pair. I was wrong! I got home and tried the headphones out and rite away a realized a lack of base. The headphones fit wonderfully and hits the high note perfectly, but when it comes to the lows and base the earbuds don't perform. I even left the headphones on for around 40 hours, on a low volume, to try and somewhat break them in but still no luck. I am going to return them today and once again go back to the good old Bose!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Fabulous

    • Written by from dumfries

    Had a set of Shure in-ear phones a few years ago - they had good sound, but could never work the fit out. These headphones fit snugly and comfortably, are almost as good as my Bose for noise suppression, and deliver crystal clear and amazing sound.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Earphones

    • Written by from Guttenberg

    I actually purchased these and returned it because they were too expensive. I ended up buying it again cause no other earphones compared to these. These are the closest to headphones as possible and its definitely noise cancelling. Love these earphones but wish they couldve been more creative with the case.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Ever

    • Written by from Cobham

    This product is the best possible in-ear headphones I have ever felt. The sound is back tingling.Bose,Dr Beats and more are no match for this product. I highly recommend it. The C5 are totally worth the amount of money.

    Congrats to B&W

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing

    • Written by from BRONX

    First time I took these headphones out of the box, I knew they had potential. I put them on, cranked the volume, and the only thing I had to say was wow I haven't heard bass like this in ages. I would definitely recommend these masterpieces over all the leading in-ear headphones out there!!!!!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Breath taking sound!

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    I've tried many different in-ear headphones and they all lacked something (bass, treble, or clarity - while costing more than the C5). The B & W C5 headphones are amazing (like their speakers).

    Would recommend to everyone with an Apple product!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound

    • Written by from London

    Comfortable to wear. Amazing sound with natural sounding highs and rich not overpowering bass.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I replaced a pair of Grado SR80i with the C5; for mobility reasons, and I do not regret my decision. There is subtle differences, but the presence is as good.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice headphones

    • Written by from 南京

    Just got them yesterday. Design's great. Sound quality just blew my last audio-technica away... Honestly, I did not try the Bose MIE2i, but I am sure that C5 is one of the best you can get. However, I found very little noise in the headphone while listening. I guess it is because it's new. I am now using white noise and other music to break-in. I hope it will start to really sing soon..

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic sound but would not recommend due to quality issues.

    • Written by from Calgary

    Probably one of the best sounding in-ear or headphones hi have heard in a long time, being a non hard-core audiophile like myself it's hard it would be hard to see needing anything better than this. The first time they broke the left ear bud stopped working and B&W replaced (after a painful warranty process with there north america distributor), after another six months of not very hard to use the
    Remote started failing and sending mixed signals to the iPhone causing the volume to go up without input and large amounts of static in the buds. I have no doubt that some people buy these and get great performance and longevity from them but unfortunately I was not one of them.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, great sound, but extremely poor quality

    • Written by from New York

    The sound is great and the shape is nice. However the quality of the cord is poor. 3 of these headsets were defective after a couple of months...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but poorly built

    • Written by from Oakville

    I bought my C5 in December 2011 and had to replace them twice since then. The same problem both times - sound volume goes low in the right phone after a few months of usage. The third C5 I was given as a replacement had a bad control switch from the beginning, I guess its top is slightly misplaced. When I click on it once to pause, it increases the volume instead. Double or triple clicks are simply impossible. Anyway, I decided to keep it because I spent some $$ to ship the previous C5 back to B&W and if this one breaks, I'll simply through it away and buy anything but B&W.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor product & customer service

    • Written by from New York

    The sound quality is great but as someone else posted, the earbuds will intermittently electrocute you. They also crackle sometimes, I'm assuming because of the same issue. It doesn't matter how good the sound quality is if the ear buds are unusable!

    At first I thought I shorted something out by using them while running and exposing to sweat... which btw caused one of the ear buds to stop working for a day... under fairly standard use. So I sent them back and got a new pair. I've had this pair less than 24 hours and SAME EXACT issue! You get an electric shock in your ear, with the severity ranging from mildly annoying to mildly painful.

    Am I the only one that thinks this is ridiculous?! When I contacted B&W their response was send em back. How about fixing the underlying problem? When I spend close to $200 on a pair of ear buds I not only expect an exception product, but if by some chance the product is defective or flawed I expect exceptional customer service.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound First, Design Second

    • Written by from New York

    You're probably? B&W SHOULD be considering sound before design. Agreed. That being said, the experience of the amazing sound (yes, amazing) is totally diminished by the absolutely garbage design of these earbuds. Let be clear, by design I mean functionality. They are beautiful. The build quality is stellar. Price... a little expensive, but not terrible. Sound Quality... way better than any of the Bose garbage, Ultimate Ears Quad Armature marketing junk. These sound absolutely huge. I might... MIGHT enjoy these better than my B&W floor standers if they weren't so obnoxiously uncomfortable. After switching to Comply TX-400 foam tips, the comfort and sound level improved dramatically. Also, with a little tinkering, you can get the fit to be tolerable and you eventually get "used" to the discomfort. If sound quality is your primary concern, buy these. If comfort is your primary concern, well, buy them any way and see if you can get them to work for your needs, from Apple you'll have 14 days to test. Nothing to lose. They're definitely not a 5... but a solid 3.5/4 due to the fit.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost great but wonky with iPhone 5

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The sound is amazing but not right out of the box. I bought a pair of Comply replacement tips and voila, like a whole different sound with added bass. The problem with the B&W tips is they don't form a seal in your ear so you don't get the rich bass. The Comply tips fixes this and keeps it in your ear. Despite the goofy loop, the right earbud would never stay in place.

    Now the reason I bumped it from 4 stars to 3. Doesn't seem to be compatible with the iPhone 5. When I'm plugged in and have them in my pants, the sound occasionally cuts in and out and produces static. Super bummed about this since I really like these earphones. I tested on another iPhone 5 and an iPod touch. The other iPhone produces the same static while the iPod does not.

    That said, if you're an iPhone 5 owner, beware. I also know it's not part of Apple's "Compatible Products" list. I had these before the iPhone 5 came out and didn't expect earphone compatibility issues. Gotta find some decent replacements.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent!

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I am delighted with these headphones! I never had expensive ones before, and these are fantastic, and definitely worth the very considerable expense. I just listened to the last movement of Saint-Saen's Organ symphony and it was remarkable! One could hear the bass so strongly. Perfect!!

    7 of 10 people found this useful