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Bowers & Wilkins P5

from  $189.99+
88
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
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.

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User Reviews

90
scissor415
Update:: so i've had these for about 10 months, and the sound is still superb,...read more
100
Cameron Fisk
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
h1ro
they really are quite lovely
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87
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Durability

67
 

Sound quality

93
 

Noise isolation

83
 

Comfort

80
 

Design and form factor

83
 

How It Stacks Up

85

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Critic

80
 

User

79
 
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Critic

93
 

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88
 

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86

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Critic

90
 

User

80
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

80
 

User

79
 
88

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93
 

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83
 
86

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88
 

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Critic

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User

80
 
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