Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless - Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones - Black
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At times the P5 seems to lack positioning precision and elements – especially vocals – can sound a tiny bit ethereal. Unlike P7 which folds inward of the headband for storage to occupy smaller footprint, P5 has the ability to rotate its earcups 90 deg for a flat storage. Not only does it satisfy the curiosity of seeing the speaker up close, it's also useful for swapping out the standard audio cable for the included 3.
They last long enough to not have to worry about charging them and are relatively compact for traveling. Get closer to your favourite music wherever you are with B and W P5 Wireless headphones noise-isolating headphones.While Apple users get the full advantage of playback and volume controls, Android users can only pause and play.
The fashionable leather, aluminum and incredible build quality only work to sweeten the deal further. The P5 is not veiled-sounding in the strictest sense but it really doesn’t portray intimacy as well as the HD25 or MS400 can, which I feel has more to do with the way the soundstage works (more on that later). The treble is all there but prominence is not one of its strong suits, which adds to the darker overall tonality of the headphones. And at reasonable levels, the P5 sounds amazing—crisp vocals, smooth low-mid frequency response, and a general balance that exists in only the best headphones.
The on-ear design of the P5 clamps on to your head with enough tension that they won't easily fall during physical activity. so I began burning-in using the sound profile using pink noise once again (they had about 45 hours of burn-in already on them). It’s worth noting that on-ear headphone comfort varies person to person and by the size of ears and whether you wear glasses. Throw in aptX Bluetooth and 17 hours worth of nonstop listening on a single battery charge and everything adds up to a fine product. When it comes to a sound quality, we are still dealing with a pair of 40mm drivers used in P5 Series 2 with a full dynamic range tuning.
Despite being closed-back headphones, the P5s sound wonderfully open and offer more than enough room for instruments to flourish. Hands on reviews' are a journalist's first impressions of a piece of kit based on spending some time with it. Connecting is fast and easy and there are little audible cues to let you know the current status of operation. Fit/comfort: Clamping force is quite strong, but the earpads feel very nice and the memory foam does wonders. The kick drum loop on Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild" gets the perfect level of high-mid presence to retain its piercing attack, allowing it to cut through the layers of the mix with authority.On the whole, the P5 is definitely a peculiar flavour of headphone – colored and far from flawless from a technical standpoint – and probably won’t appeal to those who, like myself, seek a more realistic and neutral sound even on the move. Actually, let me reiterate the last statement because unboxing on-ear P5 felt like a deja vu since I already had a pleasure to test and to review its bigger brother: over-ear P7. Fans of those will be right at home here: the P5 Wireless headphones are based on the excellent P5 Series 2.
They don't have a spacious soundstage due to the small closed on-ear design, but their sound reproduction won't disappoint as long as you find the on-ear design comfortable. As I ran through dozens of pieces from all genres, I was struck by just how non-fatiguing the sound really was.Also, headband height adjustment was buttery smooth while still requiring a little bit of force so it doesn't slide out loose. If you are not reading this content in your news aggregator, RSS reader, or direct, then the site you are looking at may be guilty of copyright infringement. The top end gives bite and attack, while still leaving plenty of breathing space for a song to reach its soaring crescendo. Treble clarity is on-par with the MS400 but the HD25 still fares better and derives an additional bit of perceived clarity from its brighter overall tone.