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P5 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones by Bowers & Wilkins, Portable HiFi, Black
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- P5 Wireless combines the fantastic sound of P5 Series 2, with advanced Bluetooth streaming for unrivalled wireless acoustic performance.
- Using high quality Bluetooth aptX, P5 Wireless allows you to stream Hi-Fi quality music from your smart phone, tablet or computer
- An incredible battery life of 17 hours of wireless playback between charges. P5 Wireless charges via USB and if you want to save your battery, it also comes supplied with a cable.
- P5 Wireless features drive units based on the award winning P7, designed with a diaphragm like traditional loudspeakers, resulting in more precise diaphragm movement and amazing sound quality.
- Bowers & Wilkins has more than five decades of experience creating the world's best loudspeakers, and they've put that expertise into the P5 Wireless for a stunning pair of headphones
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From the manufacturer
We've taken away the wires but kept the sound quality.
P5 Wireless are compatible with popular Bluetooth devices–mobile phones, tablets and computers
Masters of sound
Bowers & Wilkins is an audio company with nearly five decades of experience creating the loudspeaker systems that world-leading recording studios depend upon.
Listen and you’ll see.
P5 Wireless combines fantastic sound and luxurious materials with advanced Bluetooth streaming for an unrivaled wireless acoustic performance. Best-in-class acoustic design. The best Bluetooth streaming technology. Put these together, and you can enjoy all the freedom and convenience of wireless headphones, without compromising on sound quality.
- What's in the box?
- P5 Wireless headphones
- Universal cable
- USB cable
- Carry case
- Literature Pack
The first Bowers & Wilkins wireless headphones sound just as good as their wired siblings, and are designed and balanced by the engineers behind the reference monitors in Abbey Road Studios. The advanced mic system with CVC2 technology ensures clear voices and reduce wind noise when taking phone calls.
New drive units
P5 Series 2
P3 Series 2
C5 Series 2
|Connectivity||Bluetooth aptX||Bluetooth aptX||Bluetooth aptX||Wired 3.5mm||Wired 3.5mm||Wired 3.5mm|
|Design||Wireless on ear||Wireless over ear||Wireless over ear||On ear||On ear||In ear|
|Carrying case||Soft quilted pouch||Protective pouch||Soft leather pouch||Soft quilted pouch||Protective hard shell case||Soft zipper pouch|
|Bowers & Wilkins App||✔|
|Charge via USB||✔||✔||✔|
|Ear pads||Leather||Leather with ballistic nylon outer||Leather||Leather||Leather||Ear tips - S, M, L|
|Drive units||2 x 40mm||2 x 40mm||2 x 40mm||2 x 40mm||2 x 30mm||2 x 9.2mm|
|Frequency||10 Hz - 20 kHz||10 Hz - 20 kHz||10 Hz - 20 kHz||10 Hz - 20 kHz||10 Hz - 20 kHz||10 Hz - 20 kHz|
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|Color||P5 - Wireless||Black||White/Grey||Brown||Brown||Grey Hazel|
|Item Dimensions||7.09 x 2.87 x 8.7 in||7.2 x 9.6 x 2.8 in||5.8 x 8.8 x 3.2 in||2.36 x 6.89 x 7.48 in||3.94 x 9.06 x 9.06 in||1.57 x 7.09 x 7.48 in|
|Item Weight||1.74 lbs||0.88 lb||4.59 ounces||0.53 lb||2.54 lbs||0.56 lb|
|Additional Features||Fold flat feature, dynamic drivers||Fold flat feature, dynamic drivers||foldable, ios-phone-control||—||Dual 3.5mm standard jack., All metals are anodized for superior durability.||noise-cancellation|
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless combines fantastic sound and luxurious materials with advanced Bluetooth streaming for an unrivalled wireless acoustic performance. Best-in-class acoustic design. The best Bluetooth streaming technology. Put these together, and you can enjoy all the freedom and convenience of wireless headphones, without compromising on sound quality.
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I kept comparing the sound between the Bose AE2 and P5s and felt that the AE2 was so much more clear in sounding. So, I ignored all the other reviewers and purchased a pair of the Beats Studio wireless headphones. When I initially got them, I thought they sounded so good, but after a few days, I couldn't deal with the hissing sound in the headphones so I returned them. After a while, I hated the way the Beats studio sounded. Not clear and the highs were to high. After going back to the P5s for a few days, I kept appreciating the P5s more.
So, I was still not convinced and I bought the Sennheiser Momentum 2 Wireless cans and they sounded fantastic. When I compared them with the P5s, initially the P5s sounded muddy. The Momentums 2 are also fantastic headphones but the ANC felt like pressure against my ears and they looked so bulky so I decided to return them.
To summarize, here are my thoughts on all 3
Beats Studio - Sound quality = so so in my opinion
Momentum 2 - Sound quality = very good - if they had ANC on/off switch, I would still consider them to compete with the P5s
B&W P5 - Sound quality = very good, however takes about 15-20 hours to open up
Before I returned them, I kept comparing the sound between the P5s vs the Momentum 2s.
Trust me on this statement that the P5s take about 15-20 hours to completely break in. After using the headphones more and more, they started sounding way better. The muddy sound is gone and I think these are the best sounding Bluetooth headphones on the market.
If you are debating whether to get Beats, Sennheiser or any decent pair of cans, I would highly suggest you try the P5s (use them for a few days so they break in) to really experience a well made pair of headphones!
All the listening I have done with P5 Wireless has been in wireless mode and thus I’m not going to compare how do they sound wireless versus wired. After all, why would one buy wireless to listen with a wire when wired can be had for $100 less. Music I listen to is streamed from Apple Music (presumably 256kbps AAC) through either iTunes on 13” Macbook Pro (Early 2015, OS X 10.11 Beta) or Music app on iPhone 6 (iOS 9.0 Beta). My choice of wireless headphones and listening equipment probably confirms that I’m not very hardcore audiophile.
P5 Wireless was easy to pair to both of my devices. On the bottom of the right side of the headphones there is a power switch / bluetooth button. Sliding the switch turns headphones on and off and pressing the button for 2 seconds brings P5 Wireless to pairing mode. First thing you pair P5 Wireless to becomes a “master device” and short press of the bluetooth button will connect to this device. With other paired devices it is required to go to bluetooth settings and reconnect whenever you want to use headphones, but going through pairing process is not necessary. According to B&W, P5 Wireless can remember 8 devices at once, but I do not have more than 2 so I can’t confirm this.
After connection is established in between of device and P5 Wireless the connection is very solid. Connection does not stutter or anything until I go to the opposite corner from an iPhone or Macbook Pro in small/mid-size Floridian home with pretty open floor plan. I doubt there will be any issues with the connection in any normal situations. While connected it is also possible to control music playback with volume up, down, and play/pause buttons. They work well, but I prefer to control through the device I’m using instead.
Aesthetics are very subjective thing, but I personally like the way P5 Wireless looks and feels. They’re mostly made out of leather and metals, but rather than having chrome ring familiar from P5 and P5 S2 in between of ear pad and ear cup there’s a black plastic ring, which accommodates all the buttons. I’m not too big fan of plastic, but this strip seems sturdy enough and is probably a necessity to achieve stable bluetooth connection.
These are also pretty comfortable headphones for me to use–more comfortable than P5 or P5 S2. However, since I’d rank P5 to be the least comfortable and P5 Wireless to be most comfortable, I suspect that my head is just getting more used to the feel of these headphones over time and they’re in fact just about equally comfortable when compared to each other. Regardless, although I don’t have much experience with my P5 Wireless I bet I can wear them for long hours without significant discomfort.
Unfortunately sound is the hardest thing for me to really review since I have nothing really to compare these to. Of course I have had some other headphones too outside of B&W offerings, but it has been so long ago that I can’t possibly remember their sound. Additionally, I have nothing to do direct comparison with since I always sell, dispose, recycle, or give away my previous stuff before buying new. In fact, besides some furniture, all of my stuff fits in the cargo area of Mustang, so I really don’t have too much stuff…
Regardless of lack of comparison I can still say though that P5 Wireless sounds very good. Judging by the sound I couldn’t really tell they are in fact a wireless pair of headphones. Mid frequencies are probably their strongest point and vocals sound fantastic. Highs are pretty good too, but sometimes a bit too bright to me. I personally set EQ to bring highs slightly down. Bass in these headphones is something I like very much too. To me it feels like that the bass would be “under” or “behind” the vocals, while still having quite good presence. Out of my memory P5 Wireless bass seems to be less powerful than it was on P5 S2, but I can still very much enjoy EDM and other bass heavy music I tend to listen to.
Sound has changed quite a bit after using more of these headphones. It might be due to mysterious burn-in, which I do not really believe in that much, or ear pads have now had more time to form a shape better to my ears. It may also be just me getting used to the sound, but again, I used to own P5 S2, which sounded almost the same to what P5 Wireless has now become.
Anyway, bass has now got off of the background and instead is very present in the listening experience. I love the bass of these headphones now as I did with P5 S2 too. In the beginning treble was too sparkly or sibilant, but now it's no longer an issue. Mid frequencies are still fantastic and the vocal reproduction of these headphones is hard to beat. Soundstage is not too big, but it's sufficient or even great for an on-ear headphone.
All in all, I'd recommend these headphones to just about anyone looking to drop $399.99 for their listening experience. While many wired options might be more accurate sounding, P5 Wireless is joy to listen to with wireless convenience. Finally, these also sound great from any modern bluetooth capable source, so buyer doesn't have to worry about impedances or other technical stuff–they just work! I bet that simplicity and convenience with this great sound cannot be beaten by anything on the market today.
otherwise, these headphones are a 5 star.
new entry 11/2/15 - on a hunch i decided what if the reason the headphones do not automatically connect is because my iPad was not the primary device? so I cleared the pried devices list form the headphones per manual instructions. sure enough it started working. that meant there was another primary device already set on the headphones.
this brings me to another point:
the iPad was the one and only device i paired with the headphones so why was there another primary device already set on the headphones? Amazon sent me an item already purchased and returned is the only explanation. so now I am concerned if the headphones did not go thru some sort of checklist before it was resold to me, what else am I going to discover in the future ????
again the headphones are the best I have tried, but this does not give me a warm fuzzy feeling. 3 stars remain.
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