Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones

$179.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 232 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    C5 in-ear headphones fit so snugly in your ears that you can simply forget about the rest of the world and lose yourself in sound. Meanwhile, C5's comfortable fit and hardwearing aluminum body means you can enjoy great sound on the go for longer.

    Ultimate performance

    The unique Micro Porous Filter creates a more open performance, while the Tungsten Sound Tube provides a more balanced design for improved sound.

    Ultimate fit

    The Secure Loop design is a revolutionary, easily adjustable device that secures the C5 in-ear headphones in place. The C5 fits snugly, creating a comfortable seal that helps isolate external noise, delivers deeper bass, and ensures the best sonic performance every time.

    Made for iPad, iPod, and iPhone

    With an in-line remote control and mic, you can get the most out of your compatible iPad, iPhone, or iPod model.* Make hands-free iPhone calls and control your compatible iPod or iPhone without taking it out of your pocket or bag.

  • Highlights

    • Micro Porous Filter creates open performance
    • Tungsten Sound Tube provides more balanced design improving sound
    • Secure Loop design secures the C5 in place
    • Neodymium magnet and ultra-light speaker diaphragms for minimal compress and distortion
    • Transparent twisted cable (OFC) with gold-plated 3.5 mm plug
    • Apple remote and microphone
    • Protective case
    • Supplied with four sizes of ear tips
  • Did you notice?

    Unique Micro Porous Filter and Tungsten Sound Tube deliver more open performance and more balanced design.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Experience even purer sound from your iPad, iPod, or iPhone.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones
    • Four sizes of ear tips
    • Protective case
    • Quick start guide, safety and warranty, registration booklet
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 20 kHz
    • Impedance: 32 ohms
    • THD: <1%
    • Other Features: With Remote and Mic
    • Form Factor: In Ear
    • Cable Length: 4.0 ft.
    • Height: 8.27 in./21 cm
    • Width: 4.21 in./10. 7 cm
    • Weight: 13.33 oz./378 g
    • Length: 2.17 in./5.5 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: FP30325
    • UPC or EAN No.: 714346312610

    Warranty

    • 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 years

    Manufacturer Note

    • *Note: See compatibility list for iPad, iPod, and iPhone models that support full remote and microphone functionality. The cable may also work with limited functionality on non-listed iPod or iPhone models.

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iPhone models

  • iPhone 3Gs

  • iPhone 4

  • iPhone 4s

  • iPhone 5

iPad models

  • iPad (1st generation)

  • iPad 2 (2nd generation)

  • iPad (3rd generation)

  • iPad with Retina display

  • iPad mini

iPod models

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Another fantastic B&W Product

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've been a committed audio hobbyist for the past few years and have sampled many different types of on-ear, over-ear, and in-ear I've been a committed audio hobbyist for the past few years and have sampled many different types of on-ear, over-ear, and in-ear headphones, and these are some of the best buds that I've ever used. The C5's sound spectrum is complete across all levels; the accurate, punchy bass, smooth mids, and the open treble work together to provide for a wonderful listening experience. The passive audio-isolation manages to mask nearly all of the ambient noise around you. The fit of the buds might take a little getting used to with the cord that keeps the buds in the ear, but the adjustment curve is short and worth it; the C5's stay put better than any other bud that I've used.

    • Written by from Monroeville

    314 of 338 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Another fantastic B&W Product
  • This Blows Me AWAY!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    These are my favorite pair of headphones by far. I listen to all types of music ranging from classical Wolfgang, to Ne-Yo, to B.I. These are my favorite pair of headphones by far. I listen to all types of music ranging from classical Wolfgang, to Ne-Yo, to B.I.G., as well as foreign artists. I need Headphones that are not orientated towards one genre or another. Being that these headphones are so well balanced, i am able to hear the frictional tug of each string with the bow of the violin. Feel the bass rumbling through my entire body as i play sweat.
    These are by far also the most comfortable headphones i have in my arsenal. (Even better than the Klipsch patented oval shaped ones, and those are wonderful) I have worn these to sleep like they were regular form-fitting earplugs.
    I also run everywhere i go. I have a very active life style so i need headphones that wont fall out every time i decide to run across the street to catch a light or a bus. With the secure loop, i am able to do just that. And may i add, it is also very comfortable.
    (May i add you can headbang with these?!)

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    246 of 269 people found this useful

    Was this useful? This Blows Me AWAY!!
  • Wonderful

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've owned the similar Bose in-ear headphones, and these blow them away. The secure loop is a very welcome innovation for keeping I've owned the similar Bose in-ear headphones, and these blow them away. The secure loop is a very welcome innovation for keeping them actually *in* your ear. Sound quality is wonderful throughout the full range from low to highs. They do take a few hours listening to really start to sing, but that's normal for audio products.

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    223 of 243 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Wonderful
  • Terrible durability... 6 exchange in 2 years...

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The sound from these headphones is amazing. However, as many as pointed out, terrible durability. Exhanged my model 6 times (thank The sound from these headphones is amazing. However, as many as pointed out, terrible durability. Exhanged my model 6 times (thanks from the included extended warranty). Bought these headphones in 2012, and just got my last replacement. The last pair lasted for 3 weeks (ok, I must admit, I tried to run with it and lost sound on the right side - same problem for the 6 replacement).

    Hope B&W will correct this in future version.

    • Written by from MONTREAL
    Was this useful? Terrible durability... 6 exchange in 2 years...
  • Great sound quality, terrible fit and durability

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    For the price, you'd better expect amazing sound quality from these headphones and for that they deliver. The sound is noticeably For the price, you'd better expect amazing sound quality from these headphones and for that they deliver. The sound is noticeably modified by B&W engineers to give a balanced and clear frequency. You can easily hear the sound is 'warmer' and is more bass heavy. For most genres of music I really like the sound, and the bass is clear and never mushy.

    Unfortunately the loop design of the headphones is extremely uncomfortable and is very hard to get a tight fit (which is crucial for in-ear designs). Don't even think of running with these. My pair broke after 6 months, which seems to be a common issue for many users.

    TL;DR - Excellent sound, clear and deep bass, very uncomfortable fit, very easy to break. Would not recommend.

    • Written by from Burnaby
    Was this useful? Great sound quality, terrible fit and durability
  • Beware!... don't waste your money with it!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Today just failed my third C5 replacement earphones in less than six months. I bought my first ones in the Apple Store, but after Today just failed my third C5 replacement earphones in less than six months. I bought my first ones in the Apple Store, but after some time started to loose sound on one stereo channel. Ok, I went to Apple store, and very kindly replaced me with a new one. But after some weeks it started to fail, exactly as the other did, after one hour or so listening music, the left or right channel looses slowly volume, until it is completely lost.

    This time, I observed, that if you leave the earphones alone for some hours, they works again correctly... until they fails again after an hour or so. Well, I went again to Apple Store, and I convinced the guy at the shop about my tragedy thanks to this forum. I got my "new" C5 earphones... but this time with the certainly that it will fail again. And that's what happened this morning, barely five days after the replacement, the right earphone loosed volume and now is almost imperceptible.

    Ok, so now, again to waste my time at Apple store and begging for new ones... this time I'm afraid that I will not convince the guy at the shop.

    • Written by from Barcelona

    4 of 5 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Beware!... don't waste your money with it!

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