• B&W P5
88
Based on 35 scores, 49 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    21
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Awesome sound.
  • Excellent build-quality.
  • In-line mic and remote for controlling an iPod or iPhone.

Cons:

  • The cord is wimpy and short.
  • Headphones will be too heavy for some.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Macworld Australia on 100

Bowers & Wilkins make premium equipment at a premium price. But rarely do customers who spend the money come away disappointed, and that goes for the P5 headphones. Amazing sound, comfort and design come at a price, and B&W has shown that it’s...

By I4U on 95

The Bowers & Wilkins P5 are simply the best headphones I have ever used and if you can afford them, they are worth every penny. What Others Say about This Headphone heavenCheaper headphones can leave some screaming for a better sound Consumers are...

By Onheadphones on 60

Bowers and Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones ReviewThese headphones are manufactured by the Bowers & Wilkins Company, who been making many other products for a few years now and increases product reliability. They are very stunning and extremely...

By Mac|Life on 100

Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones aren’t for the audio consumer, they’re for the connoisseur. Everything about the P5s is solid and full -- including the intended audience’s wallets. The $300 price point might be hard to justify on paper,...

By GadgetMac on 90

Walk into any Apple Store, and you will find a number of different headphones hooked up to iPods and iPhones on display. The B&W P5 Mobile HiFi Stereo Headphones will quickly stand out as a handsomely stylish set, but do these live up to their $299.95...

By AVguide on

Bowers and Wilkins (B&W for short) is a long established English manufacturer of audio products, most famously its Nautilus and 800 series loudspeakers. B&W speakers have a history of usage in the making of recordings. As well, they have often been...

By iLounge on 60

Though B&W’s Zeppelin entered the iPod marketplace with the sort of bold, interesting design that polarized potential customers, the company’s three subsequent products—Zeppelin Mini, MM-1, and now P5—have all found ways to bring...

By Beatweek Magazine on 100

The rise of in-ear earbuds has full-size headphones feeling like something of a lost art when it comes to mobile devices. But the right headphones can bring your iPhone or iPod audio experience to a level that no earbuds, no matter how well designed,...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The P5 are a definitely good pair of headphones, but we were hoping they'd be excellent. That plus a few minor design issues (such as being bulky to carry around) ultimately cost these high-end headphones their fifth...

By The Gadgeteer on

How do you judge a pair of headphones in this pristine, digital age when you’re listening to a new track from Jónsi and Alex that has analog noise added for effect? I have no idea, but boy, does it sound ethereal and haunting. The track is...

By RegHardware on 85

Overall, the Bowers and Wilkins P5 headphones are an utter delight, but at £250, they're not for the shallow pocketed. Sonically, they deliver and appear built to last too. So if you're into sound that much, then the P5s are worthy of...

By Sound and Vision Magazine on

The release of B&W's first headphones solidifies its position in the luxury audio goods market. The P5 is sumptuous both in its visual presentation and sonic performance, and it's designed to work well with a wide variety of sources. Although...

By AVRev on

For me the B&W P5s were a prayer answered. A true high fidelity closed back headphone that works with the iPod met my portable listening needs perfectly. iPhone users can also spend their time wisely while waiting for that next phone call enjoying the...

By Gadgetell on

Yes amazingness. No it is not a real word, but it is the only way to describe the quality, build, comfort, and sound of the Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) P5 headphones. Quality/build:Here’s the rundown: memory-foam-padded earphones, sheepskin earcups,...

By Home Theater Review on 100

While $299.95 is hardly cheap by today's standards the P5s are far from the most expensive headphones out there today. While you can definitely find headphones for cheap, they're not going to hold a candle in terms of sound quality and style to...

By T3 Magazine on 80

A beautifully designed pair of headphones that seamlessly transitions the Zeppelin's sonic supremacy for the on-the-go...

By CNET Asia on 80

B&W's P5 headphones aren't cheap, but they're well-built, offer a unique design, rich sound, and an in-line microphone for making calls....

By CNET Australia on 83

The Bowers & Wilkins P5 are an excellent set of headphones; however, the detachable cable is a...

By Gear Diary on

The Bowsers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones Review Posted on 27 October 2010 by Thomas R. Hall Work in a loud cubicle environment? Want to focus when you’re working at a coffee house? Are you an audiophile with discerning tastes? While Bose...

By Macworld Australia on 90

B&W’s P5 offers full-size sound quality and outstanding passive noise isolation in a truly portable headphone. While a good chunk of the $499 price tag surely goes towards the P5’s design, the result is much more than an attractive...