• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    P5 by B&W is just amazing

    • Written by from Baltimore

    P5 is just..awesome. Amazing sound, quality material, really comfortable, unique design.... The only down side is that it is little pricey. But it is worth it

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound... but...

    • Written by from San Carlos

    I bought these cans as soon as they came out. A bit pricey, but I was hoping for the B&W standard of sound... They don't disappoint in that area.

    My only "complaint" is that the over the ear design gets a tad uncomfortable after long listening... and that may be due to the shape of my own ears, but something to consider.

    Using them on the iPhone when a call comes in is a tad strange too, cause the mic is excellent, but you can't hear your own voice through the phones... making it hard to hear yourself talk.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, but lacks bass

    • Written by from Bjerringbro

    I tried these and i have to say, they sound like pure awesome, but if you listen to hard rock/metal i wouldn't recommend them, becuase they lack punch/bass to heavy guitar riffs and the drums, for Jazz, classic ans son on they shold be pure awesome

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Natural sound headphone

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I broke my old Klipsch in-ear phone and was looking for a replacement. I want to get a mobile on-ear phone this time, so I tested drive the Bose, V-moda & Monster Beats Solo but were scared by the unnecessary heavy bass. I think I am so used to the more balanced sound headphone since Kipsch is the same kind of headphone as B&W, going for a more balanced sound. When I tested this one, I like it very much. While I am saying this is a balanced sound headphone but it doesn't mean its bass is not good. It actually procduced powerful but comfortable bass, just not the DJ type bass.

    My major concern of this headphone is comfort. It's on-ear phone and that means it will produce some pressure on your ears, especially if you are waering glass like me. I have to give my ears a break every 30 mins or so. The carrying case isn't that good too and I prefer a hard case with better protection.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Transparent, even, and comfortable

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I record and listen to music more than anyone I know, and these headphones are a great representation of what you play through them. In NYC, as a music engineer and producer, it's hard to do the "car test" unless you own a car. Most of us don't, or don't always get a chance to use them. These headphones take the place of that "car test" for your mixes. I listen to them all over town... If your mix if off, they'll let you know it's not that good sounding. They're pretty noise isolating but not completely, which I dig because I don't want to get hit by a bus. They're super comfortable, streamline, built to last and sound noticeably better then ear-buds and other small mobile head-sets. They just feel nice. Like a BMW over a Honda... In my studio I've got fantastic Focal audio monitors and awesome Ultrasone headphones... These B&W P5s are another great way to listen to all kinds of music. Save your up your money, they're worth every cent!!!

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, good isolation

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Overall these are great looking comfortable high quality phones, they isolate great and also don't bleed out a lot of noise.
    The sound signature however is very very tight, best if you are on a noisy bus but not so good for watching a movie or playing a game. These sound like many higher end IEMs and seem to work best with tight enclosed music, not airy Jazz or Classical. However that is just my opionion others may vary

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really solid performance with iPhone & iPad - not on my MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I picked these up from the Apple Store and I must say, I am very impressed. The P5's produce a very rich and solid sound.

    I am not an audiophile by any means, but I do enjoy good headphones and earbuds and have invested in a few different "higher-end" pairs. For the "average" music listener, these headphones are worth the money, if you have it to spend.

    However, I have been testing them all day, and I'm not sure why, but, the P5's do not seem to re-produce the same sound from the iPhone/iPad on a MacBook Pro. I've tried a number of different genre's of music, and tested them from iPhone to MBP and iPad to MBP using the same song, and they sound different. The mid's seem really loud and the bass seems to be flat. But, switching them back to the iPhone or iPad and the sound is once again rich and full.

    I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the different power output that each device can produce and how it works with the impedance of the P5's, but there is a difference.

    All-in-all, a good investment for the right device.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfection

    • Written by from boulder

    Sound: Absolutely fantastic.

    Aesthetics: Pleasing.

    Mobility: Not good for moving around too much, but excellent at home.

    Wearability: As every on-ear headphone, they can become uncomfortable after 2+ hours.

    Overall, these are fantastic headphones, but don't plan on wearing them for more than 3 hours... they are likely to become uncomfortable, even with the fancy squishy pads.

    13 of 18 people found this useful