Bowers & Wilkins P5
Bowers & Wilkins' new, more expensive over-the-ear P7 ($399) delivers richer sound than the P5, but the P5 is still one of our on-ear favorites.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $299.95
The good: Excellent build quality and rich, well-balanced sound; removable earpads; built-in mic and volume control turns the P5 into a headset for compatible iPhones and iPods; tight seal shuts out a lot of external noise and headphones don't leak sound; protective carrying case included.
The bad: Expensive; leather earpads will cause your ears to get steamy on warmer days.
The bottom line: B&W's P5s aren't cheap, but they're well built, offer a unique design, rich sound, and a built-in microphone for making calls.
October 31, 2013 2:39 PM PDT
Photo by: Bowers & Wilkins
| Caption by: David Carnoy
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