Bowers & Wilkins P5 Black On-Ear Headphones, Model P5B
Imagine the world-class sound of B&W speakers, enclosed in a pair of luxuriously-crafted, noise-isolating headphones. With the Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones, you'll need not dream. Harnessing years of experience crafting audiophile quality speakers and a passion to create products that look as great as they sound, the B&W P5 represent the pinnacle of portable audio.
The B&W P5 headphones are sure to impress in every way, from the very moment you first pick them up. Crafted from robust metal components and supple leather, the P5 are imbued with a sense of both luxury and durability. Their heft implies a quality of craft, but place the B&W P5 atop your head and you'll appreciate that the sturdy build does not compromise comfort. The spring steel headband and plush earpads, both wrapped in soft sheep's leather, cradle your head, ensuring a steady perch without discomfort.
The top quality construction of the B&W P5 actually does more than just affect ergonomics. With a closed-back design bolstered by rigid metal faceplates, B&W achieves an impressive level of noise isolation. Assisted by sealed earpads, the B&W P5 headphones not only shut out ambient noise, but also keep the details of your music in. As a result, you'll enjoy audio with a preserved dynamic range, with minimal outside interference.
Of course, these innovations mean little if the B&W P5 headphones aren't already producing extraordinary sound. But as expected, the P5 live up to the pedigree established by B&W speakers. Instead of chasing the gimmicks of many headphone manufacturers, like artificially boosted bass modes, B&W chose to focus on creating an enjoyable sound profile that encourages listening. Specially designed drivers use ultra-linear neodymium magnets and Mylar diaphragms to create a pure, natural sound quality. You'll find that not only do the B&W P5 headphones make your music come alive with a new richness, they also won't fatigue you with unbalanced sound like many of today's most popular headphones.
A marvel to behold, both visually and aurally, the B&W P5 headphones can be enjoyed by all manner of listener. Jack into a vintage turntable, and relax with an evening of soulful jazz. Or if you're more of a mobile music lover, plug into your iPod or iPhone, and use the B&W P5's integrated controls to surf through your song selection in style. Whatever your musical tastes, wherever you do your listening, you'll find the B&W P5 greatly enhance your experience.
A closed-back design with rigid metal faceplates and sealed earpads ensures that all the detail and dynamic range of your music is kept intact, while preserving just enough ambient sound to give you a sense of place. Perfect for listening to music on the go.
The high performance of P5 doesn’t end with its acoustics and ergonomics. The quality of its materials plays an important part in terms of both acoustic performance and the user experience. The rigid metal faceplate and leather ear pads for example, not only suppress external noise but also help P5 to be surprisingly light, and very comfortable. The ear pads and headband are crafted from incredibly soft sheep’s leather, which ensures longer listening sessions are a real pleasure.
Made for iPhone
P5 is compatible with any device with a headphone output, but one of the two supplied cables provides extra functionality for the latest Apple iPod® and iPhone® models. These include track switching and volume control. The remote and mic are supported by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS and later, all iPads. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Audio is supported by all iPod models.
Designed for Living
Headphones are products we come to rely on in our everyday lives. If they are uncomfortable, or don’t do justice to our favourite music, or are too delicate to keep up with the rigours of the day, they’ve failed us. The P5 however is always ready to perform when you need your music, always comfortable, and always durable enough to stay with you on any journey. The P5 is designed for living with as well as making music.
- Technical Features
- iPhone compatible remote control
- Driver type dynamic Mylar diaphragm
- Neodymium magnets
- High precision diaphragm resistance material
- Closed back for noise isolation
- Fold flat
- Single sided detachable/changeable OFC
- Description Mobile supra aural headphone with noise isolation
- Drive Units 2x Ø40mm
- Impedance 26 ohms
- Frequency Range 10Hz to 20kHz
- Left/Right Tolerance +/-1dB at 1kHz
- Max. Input Power 50mW
- Distortion (THD) @100dB I25<0.05% for 80-20kHz <0.2% for 20-20kHz
- Sensitivity 115dB/V at 1kHz
- 3.5mm stereo mini jack (on cable)
- 2.5mm mini jack (on Headphone)
- Finish Enclosure: Real Leather and metal
- Apple Compatibility
The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone4, iPad and iPad 2. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation or later). Audio is support by all iPod models. Includes universal cable for audio only use with computers, phones and music players with a standard headphone output.
- Height: 165mm folded out; 105mm folded in
- Width: 150mm
- Depth: 48mm
- Unit: 0.43 lbs
- Shipping: 1 lb