• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely comfortable, great sound.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The title says it all. These are the most comfortable headphones I've ever owned, and the sound is clear and natural. They won't blow you away with bass, so it depends what you're looking for. My only issue has been the cord, which is absolutely impossible to straighten, leaving it hanging down in a vaguely slinky fashion with a several inch diameter. The microphone is great, but the controls could use just a tad more refinement.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, good sound - Issues with the cord

    • Written by from Sydney

    This is the second pair of these I have owned. The first failed within 4 weeks of owning. The cable joint at the plug started to go, crackling in right ear bud, eventually no sound. These were replaced under warranty. The second pair have started to do the same after 12 months.

    I'm not using these for exercise mainly at my desk at work and walking around with my phone in my pocket.

    In terms of comfort, I have found these to be excellent. Sound quality is good, bass is nice.

    Given the price point its a little disappointing to have the same issue again after 12 months.
    If B&W can fix the cord issues I would have no hesitation giving these a 5 star rating.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Long-term review

    • Written by from Etobicoke

    I've used these earphones over the last year with my iPhone 4S and here are my thoughts. Previously I used Sennheiser IE6's which I thought were great but were discontinued.

    What I like:
    - They sound great to me listening to a variety of music and podcasts. Bass is really good!
    - Fit nicely in my ear using the medium ear tips. They don't come out unless I accidentally yank the cord.
    - Good noise isolation when music is playing even at low volumes

    What I don't like:
    - Earphones are quite heavy compared to others I've owned
    - Cords tangle easily because of thin cable and heavy weight of earphones
    - Over time some of the metal edges on the earphones have become slightly sharp and can rub my skin
    - Sometimes I have trouble pushing the buttons on the Apple remote. I don't have this problem on my Klipsch S4i which has distinct buttons.

    Overall I think these are great sounding earphones that are worth a buy! Compared to my old Sennheiser IE6 they sound better but are much heavier and the cord isn't as nice.

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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

    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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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Washington

    These look cool, but the sound quality isn't the greatest and I've already had to had them replaced because the wiring came loose resulting in jumpy sound quality. Plus the worst part...they've shocked my ear on multiple occasions (both the old pair and the replacement set). Looking for a new set set of headphones now.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, but expensives..

    • Written by from Culiacan

    I got ones, and I was very happy not for the price, cuz price were a little bit hight, but sound was great,,, Right now I went to apple store and I bought CX 680i soprts and the sound was like Bowers or better, just the price 60% cheaper,, that I can say is, we can find great hearphones for cheaper..like Sennheiser,..

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile, easily broken.

    • Written by from Bexley

    While the sound quality, product design, and packaging are all amazing, the product itself is not reliable. I bought two of these in 2012, only to have them for a couple months before both of the left ear-buds gave out. Just recently--literally last week--I thought I'd give this one more shot. I spent nearly $200.00 only to run into this problem, again. For now on, I'm sticking with my B&W P5 headphones--I've had this for more than a year, and it's still working great.

    Great company, but horrible, horrible product.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound is not enough...

    • Written by from New York

    Im at the fourth pair. All the other three had stopped working properly within months. I like the sound (5 stars-for the price range), the noise canceling (5 stars), the fit is good (4stars),but is frustrating to get new ones every few months because some of the build quality, most likely cord connections (1 star). If this fourth pair fails soon too, will try to get the wires replaced with a different brand from other headphones I have... I would not buy this again unless they address the issue.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    • Written by from Montreal

    I love these earphones! The sound is really clear, really nice. Unfortunately, they broke after a month. The left earbud stopped working. I'm gonna try to get them replaced... It's too bad because I LOVE the earphones.

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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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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    i dont understand ????

    • Written by from Norwood

    Hi guys reason i am writing this review is many one star review and many people complain about quality of it. But i have mine for 7 months and they work perfectly only small complain that i have is they don't stay in ear firmly but after changing ear tips everything works great... Maybe i am just lucky one to have good pair of B&W...

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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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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Kemnay

    I have had my C5's for about a year but they have had very light use. Loved the sound quality but, as others have commented, one ear always seemed less secure than the other so a bit of a struggle with fitment despite the different sized buds available. Never thought of mixing sizes but it's academic now as the right speaker has ceased to function for no apparent reason. Not happy.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total lack of quality

    • Written by from Mexico City

    I had this headphones just a month ago from the Apple Store in NY and the left side has stopped working! And I can not even say that I'm a heavy user, I just used them probably one hour on a daily basis, not even in the gym so no sweet or water has been in contact with them. They produce very good sound but the design and overall quality just lacks what I had expected from a B&W product. Now the problem is that I can not return them as I live in Mexico city, what a shame.

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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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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    SO SO not worth 179!!!!

    • Written by from South San Francisco

    When I first got this pair I thought it sounded good to some degree, but the more I would listen to any genre of music the more I would use the EQ and no matter what I did I could never find much clairty!!! These are like a more expensive version of ibeats but sounds a tad bit better but not woth 179!!!!!!!!! These are worth at the most 89 or 99!!!!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok but not Great. Bose MIE2I better bet.

    • Written by from Annapolis

    I had these earphone's for about a week as I waited for my warranty replacement's of my Bose mie2i's (upgraded from regular ie2's because of Siri)...

    These get good reviews, for good reason. I guess like with all in-ear's, it comes down to if it fits comfortably. They could be the best sounding headphone's to ever bless your ear drums, but if they are uncomfortable or fall out constantly it doesn't really matter.

    Probably to no fault of B&W's, they don't match the comfort ability of the Bose tips... I've had 6 in-ear surgeries on my left ear so I don't expect to fall into the Small, Med, Large sizing categories of mass produce goods...

    But I do with Bose. The sound in the C5 is only a little better than in the Bose's and most of that is probably due to the noise isolation, whereas the Bose aren't. Which is actually a plus.. Walking around a city unable to hear the world around you isn't the best idea.

    Also, the mic and controls is on the left ear-bud... That was weird and since I'm partially deaf in my left ear, that makes it's useless for me for phone calls.

    The only reason I decided to try something else was because the Bose break on me annually. But, the warranty picks up the tab so, until Bose fixes the quality, I'll just be sending them back to get a new pair annually. No better in-ear headphones for the money.

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  • 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.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from Pasadena

    Bulky, uncomfortable, stiff cord. Wasn't that impressed with the sound, either.