Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Headphones

$299.95

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 240 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Get closer to your favorite music wherever you are with P5, the noise-isolating headphones from the makers of the Zeppelin iPod speaker. With remarkably natural sound and a luxuriously comfortable fit they make longer listening sessions a pleasure.

    Hear your music as you were meant to

    Get closer to the true, unadulterated sound of the original recording, as you were meant to hear it. The closed-back design with rigid metal faceplates and sealed-leather earpads ensures that all the detail and dynamic range of your music is kept intact, with less interference.

    Life-long comfort

    P5 headphones are durable and hardwearing, yet remarkably soft and supple. The ergonomic design boasts a headband and earpads crafted from the finest quality New Zealand sheep's leather.

    Made for iPod and iPhone

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

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

  • Highlights

    • Ultra-linear neodymium magnets
    • Highly optimized mylar drive units for an engaging sound
    • Minimum compression and distortion
    • Noise isolating design for use on the move
    • Metal and sealed-leather construction
    • Maximum comfort, for life-long listening
    • Cable with Apple Remote and Mic for speech and device control*
    • Audio cable with gold-plated 3.5mm plug
    • 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter
    • Protective cloth storage bag
    • Magnetically attached ear pads
    • Easily switch between the standard and MFI cable
  • What's in the Box?

    • Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones with Apple Remote and mic
    • High quality standard audio cable with gold-plated 3.5mm plug
    • 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter
    • Soft cloth drawstring bag
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20kHz
    • Impedance: 26 Ohms
    • Other Features: With Remote and Mic
    • Form Factor: On Ear
    • No. of Microphones: 1
    • Power: Max. input power: 50mW
    • Height: 7.1 in./180 mm
    • Width: 5.9 in./150 mm
    • Depth: 2.4 in./60 mm
    • Weight: 6.9 oz./195g
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: FP29696
    • UPC or EAN No.: 714346313648

    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-year

    Manufacturer Note

    • *See compatibility list for iPod and iPhone models that support full Remote and Mic functionality. The cable may also work with limited functionality on non-listed iPod or iPhone models.

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iPhone models

  • iPhone 3G

  • iPhone 3Gs

  • iPhone 4

  • iPhone 4s

iPad models

  • iPad (1st generation)

  • iPad 2 (2nd generation)

  • iPad (3rd generation)

iPod models

  • iPod classic 160GB (2009)

  • iPod nano 3rd Generation (video)

  • iPod nano 4th Generation (video)

  • iPod nano 5th Generation (video camera)

  • iPod nano 6th Generation

  • iPod shuffle 3rd Generation

  • iPod touch 2nd Generation

  • iPod touch 3rd Generation

  • iPod touch 4th Generation

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • great value by b&w

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've been an avid user of B&W products for over a dozen years and currently own a pair of sig 805 and 802D driven by classe Delta I've been an avid user of B&W products for over a dozen years and currently own a pair of sig 805 and 802D driven by classe Delta series electronics. When I found out the P5 was in the making, I was anxious to get my hands (and ears) on a pair. Well, I got them and here's the low down...

    built: as expected, it is second to none in this price range. I know that many have reservation about the thin cord. I actually like it as it doesn't get in the way when I'm on the go. Thick cords are bothersome and unwieldy. Because it is easily replaced, I don't care if it doesn't last a decade. Aside from this, everything else about the unit is top notch...hard to believe they can sell it for just $300.

    comfort: They are light and hugs the head very tightly. You can jog with these. Not as comfortable as bose qc15 because it sits over the ears instead of around. I think it's fine if you wear it for a couple of hours at a time. My ears are a little sore after just an hour.

    sound: I own a pair of bose qc15 and I have to admit, these blow them away in every respect. The highs are much clearer. Voices are more opened. Bass is punchy and smoother. Of course, they are not as good at noise cancellation/isolation as the bose, but they are adequate for most settings. Just remember to tweak how they sit on your head. This affects the bass if they are not air tight over the ears. So how do they compare with their audiophile products? Perhaps a little unfair to compare them with a system costing as much as a car, but here goes...as good as they sound for headphones, you can still tell they are...closed ear headphones. There is a distinct coloration that sounds like drivers mounted in a "tube." This is very pronounced in the mid range. There isn't the stage presence and air that I'm used to. The bottom line is, I'm happy with them, but don't expect them to be more then what they are and they are mass consumer grade product just like the zep.

    • Written by from denver

    494 of 564 people found this useful

    Was this useful? great value by b&w
  • Incredible in every sense of the word!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I was looking for an alternative to the bulky Monster Beats. I've owned the monster beats ever since they first came out and alth I was looking for an alternative to the bulky Monster Beats. I've owned the monster beats ever since they first came out and although the sound is very good, i found them really large and disliked the fact it required batteries. I picked these up to try out because I was very impressed with the slim size and industrial design (they are built with metal and leather).

    I am a huge fan of these Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones. I’m no audiophile but these headphones deliver the whole package - best sound I’ve ever heard and an amazing retro design. I was a bit worried about the discomfort of the pads pressing on my ears but after about 3 days of use, the high quality leather pads “break in” and they are really comfortable.

    I found these to be worth every penny. However, if you have a music collection with lower bitrate (under 256 kbps) I wouldn’t advise investing in high-end audio equipment.

    • Written by from New York

    342 of 397 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Incredible in every sense of the word!
  • Worth the price.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you are a fan of their home audio, you will love these. Very natural sound reproduction and very comfortable.

    • Written by from Tulsa

    241 of 344 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Worth the price.
  • Worth every penny

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had mine for more than a year, and it still works as if it was new.

    Excellent sound quality, comfortable fit, sleek and b I've had mine for more than a year, and it still works as if it was new.

    Excellent sound quality, comfortable fit, sleek and beautiful design, and above all, highly-reliable.

    Sidenote: If the B&W C5 ear-buds ever crossed your mind, I highly suggest you don't buy them--they break too easily. I shouldn't be writing this in here, but I can't emphasize enough how unreliable they are. I've had both products, and the P5's have been, undeniably, more reliable.

    • Written by from Bexley
    Was this useful? Worth every penny
  • Concerning Quality Issues Despite Great Sound

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    As has been echoed many times in the review section, I was thrilled with the quality of sound with these ear phones but was very d As has been echoed many times in the review section, I was thrilled with the quality of sound with these ear phones but was very disappointed when one side stopped working after only months of use and good care of the product. After this happened, I took them to the Apple store and was able to acquire a replacement. However, in only a couple of months, the same problem occurred with the replacement pair. I like the feel and sound of the headphones, but would not recommend purchasing them unless Bowers & Wilkins is able to release a statement on how this problem can be fixed or avoided- as it seems to have occurred for many customers.

    • Written by from Beavercreek
    Was this useful? Concerning Quality Issues Despite Great Sound
  • Great song But very uncomfortable

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased these headphones yesterday at an Austin Apple store. As the title says they sound very good and truly isolate all outs I purchased these headphones yesterday at an Austin Apple store. As the title says they sound very good and truly isolate all outside sound. Unfortunately after having them on for around 10 minutes my ears could not tolerate the pressure.

    I returned them and purchased the B&O headphones. They cost another $100, but sound as good and are very comfortable.

    • Written by from Doral

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great song But very uncomfortable

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