• B&W P3
82
Based on 23 scores, 41 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Retains B&W aesthetic.
  • Good build quality.
  • Comfortable.

Cons:

  • Sound lacks a bit in balance and clarity.
  • May not be secure enough on small heads.

Expert reviews and ratings

By howtospendit.ft.com on

I've never quite subscribed to the worship of British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins. Its elongated rugby-ball-style Zeppelin models are just too style (and not much of that, I say) over substance for my liking. B&W annoys me in exactly the same way as...

By TechwareLabs on

The P3′s retail price is $199.99, which puts it into the same price range as the Beyer DT880, the Hifiman HE-300 r2, the Sennheiser PX 360, the Sony MA900 and innumerable others. So, it's quite a saturated market: how do you know which one to pick? So,...

By reviewed.com on 73

With refined sound, sleek looks, and portability in mind, Bowers & Wilkins went about designing the P3s for this year's stylish on-the-go listeners. The company nailed the design with a tasteful body of brushed aluminum, handsome fabric, and unexpected...

By Chip Chick on

The P3 headphones are exactly what we would expect from Bowers & Wilkins. They are small, light weight, and extremely comfy. Unfortunately, for those that have bigger ears – these may not be for you, as the ear cups are definitely on the smaller side...

By booredatwork.com on

Bower & Wilkins are no strangers to excellence. A few months ago we got our hand son the P5 Mobile Hi-Fi headphones and we feel in love instantly. Today we try our hands on the smaller brother to the P5's, the P3. The Bower & Wilkins P3 are designed in a...

By technologytell.com on

In many ways, though, I find myself actually liking the P3 better. Ethical concerns completely aside, its cloth fabric is simply more comfortable on the ears, remaining cooler and less head-squeezy for much longer periods of time. Amazingly enough, its...

By Wired on 70

Two years ago, Bowers & Wilkins debuted its P5 headphones , some of the best-sounding compact headphones we'd ever heard.B&W's design for the P5s coupled a minimalist and luxurious aesthetic — complete with supple memory-foam ear pads swathed in black...

By uk.hardware.info on

With a price of £159 the B&W P3 are not the most affordable headphones money can buy. You probably need to consider yourself a music and audio aficionado to spend this much money on on-ear headphones. The unique design will perhaps raise some eyebrows...

By Beatweek Magazine on

With the new P3 on-ear headphones, has Bowers & Wilkins done it again? Last year’s larger P5 headphones took home the Beatweek award for top headphones, and now the company has followed it up with the smaller, foldable, more mobile P3. What made the...

By The Gadgeteer on

You have to hand it to Bowers & Wilkins. This British audio company makes some of the best sounding speakers anywhere and they charge handsomely for the privilege. But for some reason, when it comes to personal audio like headphones and earphones,...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

B&W's P3 earphones are smaller than the brilliant, premium P5 model, but still pack in excellent sound quality that's rich and exciting. Treble isn't quite as crisp as you'd expect, but mid-range and bass response is excellent and the headphones are...

By GadgetMac on 70

Bowers & Wilkins is well known for its renowned, exquisite speakers that have made it the respectable British brand name it is today. When B&W entered the market with its first ever pair of cans, it has made it known to all that is was a force to be...

By AVguide on

The B&W P3 is the second full-size headphone in the B&W line, alongside the P5 headphone (click here to read the review) and the C5 earphone (click here to read the review). Priced at $100 less than the top-of-the-line P5, the P3 shares many of the...

By GadgetReview on 90

Marshal Rosenthal 4.5 5.0 Overall, the P3 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones makes wearing a pair of earbuds...

By Top Review Shop on 80

B&Ws second portable headphone, the P3 slots in below the larger, more opulent P5 model and promises the same exquisite styling in a more compact – and at $199 a more reasonably-priced – package. Does the P3 succeed in scaling down the essence of...

By Headfonia on

When Bowers & Wilkins the released the C5 IEM , the design didn’t blow me away but from the first time I saw the new portable P3 I was a fan. The pictures B&W released were simply gorgeous, and I absolutely loved the brand new white P3 I tried on the...

By Stuff.tv on 100

Lightweight materials, a foldable design and the neat carry case make them great for commuting too. Oh, and they also sound superb – all punch, sparkle and solidity. Bass is deep and weighty but not at the expense of mid-range detail or clarity. In...

By Digital Trends on 85

The Bowers & Wilkins P3 are every bit an audiophile's headphone. Crystal clear highs, spectacular attack and decay, uncongested midrange and bass response sufficient enough for most types of music pairs with sleek design and excellent comfort to make...

By Home Theater Review on 80

The all-new P3 headphones from Bowers & Wilkins continue in the tradition set forth by the P5 and C5 before it. While the P5 is still the superior product, the P3 manages to pack the lion's share of what makes the P5 so special in a more compact and...

By CNET UK on 80

The Bowers & Wilkins P3s won't cave in your skull with heavy bass, but they deliver a very balanced sound with a delightfully stylish and portable...