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  • Thanks to incredibly soft sheep's leather and a perfect blend of sound technology and design, P5 feels luxurious and sounds incredible.
  • Closed-back design with rigid metal faceplates and sealed ear pads ensures your music quality is kept intact.
  • Ultra-linear neodymium magnets and highly optimized Mylar diaphragms keep music sounding accurate.
  • Made for iPhone remote/microphone cable, plus a generic cable that works with all smartphones, tablets and MP3 players.
  • Bowers & Wilkins' P5 Headphones come with a 2-year limited warranty only when purchased from an authorized dealer including Amazon.com (indicated by ships from and sold by Amazon.com).
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Technical Details

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  • Noise-Isolation

Product Details

Style: Headphones
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.2 x 2.8 inches ; 1.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003IHUHGE
  • Item model number: P5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 15, 2005

Product Description

Style: Headphones

B&W P5 Headphones
Bowers & Wilkins P5 mobile hi-fi headphones deliver natural, highly-detailed audio on the move.
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B&W P5 Headphones
The P5 headphones are the perfect partners for your iPhone, but the interchangeable cable means you can use them with any device.
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P5 Headphones

With P5 mobile hi-fi headphones, the sound you hear is completely natural – as close to the sound of the original recording as we can possibly take you. Bowers & Wilkins call it true sound, and believe that you will know it as soon as you hear it.

Noise Isolation

A closed-back design with rigid metal faceplates and sealed earpads ensures that all the detail and dynamic range of your music is kept intact, while preserving just enough ambient sound to give you a sense of place. Perfect for listening to music on the go.

Luxury Materials

P5's high-quality sound and luxury materials are supported by smart design and user-friendly features. The Made for iPod cable allows easy control of an iPod, and the microphone facilitates calls on an iPhone. The leather earpads are magnetically attached, and can be quickly removed to swap the supplied cables.


B&W P5 Headphones
The specially designed drive units inside P5 are created to produce as natural, true-to-life sound as possible.
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B&W P5 Headphones
P5's earpads are crafted from high-quality leather for a gloriously luxurious fit that aids noise-isolation and audio performance.
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Listen for Longer

Gimmicky effects like exaggerated bass or artificially enhanced treble quickly become tiring with extended listening. The P5's natural audio performance brings you close to the sound of the original recording, as you were meant to hear it. Which means you can enjoy your favorite music for longer.


Which Headphone is Right for You?


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Design
Over-Ear
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Changeable Ear Cushions
Yes
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Yes
Foldable
Yes
Folds flat
Yes
Carry Case/Pouch
Yes
Yes
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Yes
iPhone Compatible
Yes
Yes
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Yes
Weight
290g
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Bowers and Wilkins history
The control room of Studio 1 at London's Abbey Road Studios, which uses Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series loudspeakers.
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Bowers and Wilkins history
Nautilus was the result of a five-year research program to create the perfect loudspeaker. Many technologies developed in this project are now found in all Bowers & Wilkins products.
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Bowers & Wilkins History

In leading recording studios around the world, music that will soon be heard everywhere is first heard through Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers. In London's world-famous Abbey Road Studios, all three main studios use Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series speakers to capture the output of the world's biggest-selling artists.

Engineering Innovation

Every discovery Bowers & Wilkins' scientists make in their dedicated Research and Development facility influences how speakers all over the world are designed and built. Technologies such as Nautilus Tapering Tubes and Flowport start life in their high-end loudspeakers, but are also important factors in the likes of Zeppelin Air and their headphone range.

Doing it from Day One

When John Bowers set up Bowers & Wilkins in 1966, experimentation in sound and recording was escalating rapidly. It was the time of Sergeant Pepper and Pet Sounds, and Bowers had a pioneering spirit to match. His ambition was revolutionary for the day, and remains so: to create a loudspeaker that neither adds nor takes away from the music. Bowers & Wilkins has been exploring the world of sound ever since. And they'll never settle for less than perfection.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

They are very comfortable, the sound is excellent.
Stepa
The response seems to be very smooth across the full tone range - highs and lows were not emphasized.
Daniel G. Lebryk
Spending more money does not always equal getting more but these headphones are worth every cent.
Margaux Paschke

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

232 of 250 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G. Lebryk TOP 50 REVIEWER on March 26, 2010
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These are amazing headphones. Everything about them is high quality. They feel like a well worn hat with soft covers over your ears. The sound is incredible, with outstanding imaging. The negative, they are expensive, but you know that already.

From the moment I cut open the two clear tape rounds and started to open the box, I knew these were special. Oddly, Apple had them put a peg board hanger on the box - yes these headphones hung on a rack like any cheap old Apple accessory in the store. Inside the box, the headphones are nestled in a carbon fiber looking velveteen covered plastic holder. They lift out easily and the instruction manual (more like advertising literature for B&W), the straight audio cable, and 1/4 inch headphone adapter were underneath. A really beautiful black cloth case with a diamond weave is included. The interior is suede, and the flap is held closed with an invisible magnet. There's also a small pouch inside that exactly fits an iPod or iPhone, sweet.

The headphones themselves are beautiful. The black leather (they do make a big deal out of this being sheep's leather) cover over the headband and ear pieces is flawless. There is ample foam padding all around for the top of your head and ears. The metal swivel, headband, and speaker covers are machined beautifully and are heavy duty.

The headphone wire is interchangeable. Remove the left ear piece cover to reveal a jack and the headphone wire. The headphones come with two different wires, one with a microphone and iPod controls, and the other straight through. The little strain relief holds the wire snug. Unless you exchanged these wires every single day, that relief is never going to harm the wire.
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73 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Method2Madness "Alex" VINE VOICE on November 8, 2010
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Wow. I wish I could come up a more fitting word, but I'm currently listening to these as I type this review and I can barely think straight. Seriously.

I have several different full-size earphones, but I've been primarily reviewing IEM's as of late. These seem to be the "big thing" right now and what most people are looking for. People just want something small to use with their iPhone/iPod/MP3 player and full size headphones don't really fit into that equation. A shame, really. To me, over-the-head headphones always sound better than their earphone counterparts. But IEM's definitely have their place and a good pair can really sound awesome.

Moving onto the P5's specifically.

FIRST IMPRESSION/BUILD QUALITY: The box is pretty unassuming and the Apple store even had it hanging from a peg, right next to the Dre Beats and Skullcandy's. Say wha??? But fret not. It's whats inside that counts, and these count in a BIG way. Once the box is opened, you're greeted with the sexiness immediately.

Accessories include a nice magnetic closing pouch, the typical 1/8" to 1/4" headphone adapter, the manual, the warranty card, etc. Pretty much what you'd expect to find when de-boxing headphones. But you're not reading this to hear about accessories, so let me get right to it. The P5's are, to me anyway, a beautiful piece of retro-art, that are built like a tank. There's not a single piece of plastic to be found. The entire set is built with metal and leather. But, don't be fooled. These are still quite light and even after several hours of listening, my ears feel fine. A bit warm, but fine. You actually feel as if your money was well spent.

AUDIO QUALITY: Outstanding. Amazing. Uncolored and Unparalleled.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Waters on November 9, 2010
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I walked into the apple store a regular person and left an enthusiast.

After listening to the different headphones at the apple store: the Bose, Monster Beats etc. I finished my test by listening to the Bowers and Wilkins P5. I had never heard of the company at that point. I was blown away. I listened to the same song on every device: Fireflies by Owl City. The clarity of the voices and spatial imaging are amazing. Suddenly listening to music was more fun than I ever remembered it being. When listening to duets you can isolate each voice where with other headphones you can only hear the harmony of each voice together. It was night and day between the other "expensive headphones."

Later that day I went to one of the best hi-fi stores in Manhattan. I had already bought the P5s but wanted to listen to the Grados and Sennsheisers just for comparison. The salesmen informed me that Apple products often have problems powering the Sennsheisers, but moreover told me to come back the next day. They had something new coming in that blew the other head phones they had in stock away. Needless to say, this experienced audio salesman was talking about the P5s.

The conclusion: you may prefer other headphones, there may be better cans out there. However for the crowd using portable devices for their music I doubt you'll find any headphones that match better with the device than the P5. In audiophile circles they talk about matching products to get synergistic effects between preamps, amps and speakers. The P5s are the perfect match for iPhones, iPods, iPads and any other portable device.
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