"Best Earphones for a true HQ mobile Hi-Fi experience!"5.0 starson by strohbi85
Pros: - unbelievable build quality
- rich balanced sound
- specially made for apple Products
- the whole B&W experience (Society of Sound)
- sexy look
Cons: tough to find any though I agree that for this price I would have expected a bit better protected cable, but this is no deal breaker
Summary: I was looking a long time for the right earphones. I was considering everything from In-Ear to over the ear cans, from Bluetooth (had the mm450 from Sennheiser for a short time) to DJ cans (exmpl. HD 25).
In the end I was simply concentrating on what is important. Like most people who are looking for Earphones our days I required them to 85 procent for mobile use and like many others that meant I would use them in combination with an Apple product like an iPod or in my case an iPhone (4).
Now who seriously want's to connect a mobile amp on the go between their iPhone and their headphones? I mean really? You can be crazy about sound but this just goes to far. Spending 200$+ on your Earphones on top of your really expansiv handset just to carry around an extra 3rd device just to slightly improve the Sound quality? No Thanks!
Unfortunately this gives the red card to many great Headphones out there since your iPhone simply wouldn't be able to live out their capacities!
Now when I get Earphones for my iPhone for me they NEED to have the iPhone remote/mic. If not its a pretty much a deal breaker!
But most importantly I want to have great Sound. I love Music in a great variety and I really want to be able to truly enjoy my music on the go since this is usually the only moment when I really have the time for it.
So with this requirements I went into my search. I am getting so obsessed with these kind of researches my Girlfriends best friend will be tired of headphones.
So long story, simple ending. I went with the Bowers&Wilkins P5 and I am so freaking happy I did!
I mean what can I say? They look absolutely sexy, they feel great, they smell great and man... THE SOUND!!! I mean the guy on their site he doen't over do it, I tell ya!
( http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Headphones/Headphones/P5/Overview.html )
And yes they have a Apple mic/remote Cable! They really check all the points! Did I mention the crazy nice Packaging and the beautiful Louis Vuitton-like cary bag?
And one thing I just absolutely love is that B&W doesn't stop with just selling you these 300$ cans. No, they wan't you to get the best out of it and give you a free 3 month membership to their "Society of Sound" where you can download great Music in Apple Lossless files. Like their great live albums "Accidental Powercut" which are recorded especially for use with Headphones! CRAZY!!!
Bowers & Wilkins have just won a new Fanboy like before only Apple did! LOL
So everything said and done, if you can effort them and if mobile is your primarily use and best you have an iPhone, get them!!!!