Bowers & Wilkins P5

88
Global
Score
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

Don't let the leather padding fool you: though these high-end headphones offer luxury styling, there's plenty of substance behind them as well. The P5s are designed to deliver a rich, "neutral" sound, which won't boost your bass, but will instead deliver well-balanced audio across a broad spectrum of music. Despite a design that makes them smaller and lighter than many over-the-head models, the snug fit blocks out most outside noise, and the reduced weight makes them more comfortable for extended listening sessions. Two cables are included: one has a remote that allows you to control playback on iOS devices, as well as a mic, in case you want to take a break from the music and use these to talk to people.

from $299.99+

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Breakdown

Design and form factor
8.3
Durability
6.7
Sound quality
9.3
Noise isolation
8.3
Comfort
8.0
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Specs

P5

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Inline controls
yes
Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
3.5mm stereo
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Specs

P5

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Inline controls
yes
Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
3.5mm stereo
View Full Specs
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