Pros: stays in place/maintains seal during even strenuous activity; signature natural, transparent B&W sound with a complementary bass presence
Cons: 3-button control could be easier to use
I own a pair and love them. I am surprised there is not more online buzz regarding these. I mostly listen to music during activity but had difficulty finding a pair of active headphones that approached audiophile quality until I heard the C5. The sound is clean, accurate and full. The bass is prominent without being overwhelming which is perfect for workout tunes. The sound is also enjoyable for home listening. This is a great all around headphone for all types of music. The ear loop also provides a secure fit and I sometimes forget they are on. Related to fit, I have owned other earbuds that gradually slip out and the sound becomes hollow as the seal is lost. I NEVER lose the seal with these because of the unique ear loop designed. I was impressed with their sound quality from the first time I tried them on and haven't heard a better sounding headphone in their price range.