Retains B&W aesthetic.
Good build quality.
Very compact & portable.
Portable and easy to enjoy day to day.
Excellent audio performance with pleasantly resonant bass response.
Does not distort on deep bass at high volumes.
Built-in iPhone controls.
Sound lacks a bit in balance and clarity.
May not be secure enough on small heads.
The physical construction of the P3 takes some time to loosen up.
Leaks sound at higher volumes.
A slightly less-crisp response than some listeners may prefer.
By howtospendit.ft.com on September 13, 2013
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...-
By TechwareLabs on July 11, 2013
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?...-
By reviewed.com on June 20, 2013
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...73
By Chip Chick on May 31, 2013
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...-
By booredatwork.com on November 19, 2012
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...-
By technologytell.com on October 17, 2012
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 September 19, 2012
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...70
By uk.hardware.info on September 17, 2012
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...-
By Beatweek Magazine on September 11, 2012
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...-
By The Gadgeteer on August 22, 2012
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,...-