• B&W C5
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Based on 25 scores, 40 reviews available
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    8
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Pros:

  • Excellent sound reproduction.
  • Secure Loop design and weighted body hold ear buds securely in place.
  • Inline remote for calls and controlling music functions.

Cons:

  • Secure Loop takes some getting used to.
  • Heavier than other in-ear ’buds.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Canada HiFi on

December 17th, 2012, In Headphones/Earphones (and Heaphone Amplifiers), Reviews, by George de SaBowers & Wilkins (B&W) is an audio product company that is based in its home town of Worthing, West Sussex, England and is part of the B&W Group. The B&W...

By Sound and Vision Magazine on

A great-sounding IEM with a unique fitting twist Enlarge Measured: Bowers & Wilkins C5 See Gallery If you’re sick of trying to choose among dozens of lookalike IEMs in the racks at electronics stores, you’ll find the C5 to be welcome...

By Macworld Australia on 90

The overall sound quality of the C5s are exemplary. However, if you’re after a pair of in-ear headphones with full noise isolation, you may be disappointed with what the model offers.In terms of design, the C5s are hard to look past. Match your...

By GadgetMac on 80

Bowers & Wilkins has a tendency to make the most incredibly unique audio products in the world. First we took a look at Bowers & Wilkins' highly regarded P5 headphones early this year and liked them so much that we've given them our Editors'...

By Pocket-lint on 80

If you are looking for premium headphones for your iPhone, the Bowers & Wilkins C5 are certainly worthy of consideration. The combination of comfortable fit and excellent sound quality make them a pleasure to use, but they are...

By Macworld on 70

Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) has long been a respected name in high-end audio, producing jaw-dropping “statement” products such as the Nautlius loudspeaker, applying new materials to speaker design such as diamond-coated tweeters, and placing its...

By Mac|Life on 90

B&W’s C5 offers crystal-clear audio, and deep, satisfying bass. At less than $200, it sounds like a surprisingly good value. Product C5 In-Ear Headset Company Bowers & Wilkins Contact bowers-wilkins.com Price $179.95 Requirements iPhone,...

By Top Review Shop on 80

Bowers & Wilkins may not be the first loudspeaker company to tackle portable audio in recent years, but it is one with a very rich hi-fi heritage. Known best for the Nautilus, an audiophile-class speaker with an audiophile-class price tag, B&W made...

By Whathifi.com on 80

It’s rare that new kit doesn’t arrive with a sense of anticipation. And more often than not, the products live up, more or less, to the hype.Everything from the packaging of these C5 in-ears to the literature gently whispers...

By The Gadgeteer on

hello People don’t usually associate Bowers & Wilkins name with reasonably priced audio. Yes, they make killer products, but affordable? Not for the average Joe with little knowledge of how good audio can and should sound. Well, B&W have come out...

By cnet on 77

While the Secure Loop design may not be a perfect fit for every ear, the Bowers & Wilkins C5s are among the best-sounding earphones in their sub-$200 price...

By Headfonia on

A while ago we added the Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphone to the recommendations list for portable and semi portable headphones. Now B&W is back with the C5 earphone and not only is it their first earphone, it is also one with an innovative concept using...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

Bowers & Wilkins's design-led approach has come to the fore once more in the C5 earphones. They're far more interesting-looking than almost all other in-ear pairs, and are incredibly well-made to boot. The sound is satisfying too - open,...

By Digital Trends on 80

We think B&W did a pretty great job with their first venture into the world of earphones. These canalphones have class, style and a sound that is consistent with B&W’s standard of...

By Home Theater Sound on

Bowers & Wilkins’ C5 earphones have a particular sonic signature: abundant bass, a full midrange, and forgiving high frequencies. Some will love them for precisely that balance, while others will find the bass overwhelming and the upper...

By AVguide on

The C5 ($179.95) is the first ever in-ear, noise-isolating headphone from the British firm Bowers & Wilkins, which is of course best known for its high performance loudspeakers. Firms such as B&W enjoy a hard won reputation for knowing how high...

By Wired on 80

It’s amazing sometimes what one simple design tweak can do for a product. Case in point: Bowers & Wilkins’ elegant new C5 earphones. As anyone with oddly-shaped auditory canals knows, most in-ear monitors rely on a dubious mix of proper...

By techcrunch.com on

It’s amazing that in 2011, roughly 1,000 years after the earbud was originally created, a model could come along that’s actually innovative. But Bowers & Wilkins actually did it. The C5 in-ear headphones debuted several weeks back and...

By CNET UK on 80

The Bowers & Wilkins C5 earbuds offer a distinctive, classy design and a powerful sound that will please anyone who likes plenty of bass. They're expensive, but well worth...

By Gizmodo on

Do you like to do things and listen to music while you're doing them? Me too! We have so much in common! Maybe you should try these C5 in-ear headphones from Bowers & Wilkins. They're great for listening while doing. Like I totally want to make...