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Bowers and Wilkins P5?

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How much do these leak? Also, do they need to be amped or are they just fine being played from an ipod or something.

post #2 of 11

They look like brownies.

post #3 of 11

Op, do a quick search on the forum. Skylab made a review, can be found here:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/bowers-wilkins-p5-mobile-headphones/reviews

post #4 of 11

Read more, the first lot had inappropriate cups that gained them a bad SQ reputation, but they can sound as good as the Beyers (dt 1350)

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In my honest opinion . . . don't go with the P5's unless you are only going to be using them at your house sitting in a chair not moving (cause they are unstable as hell . . . you forget to speak the words yes and no instead of shaking your head and your headphones fall off . . . at least for me . . . and B&W touted these as portable *laugh*) and only listening to them for a short period of time as they are uncomfortable (though I don't like any of the on-ears I have tried as I think they are ALL uncomfortable). You may like them at first (as I did) but after a while you will start to like them less and less.


Edited by KingOfTheWild - 3/6/12 at 10:13pm
post #6 of 11

I know that you probably already went ahead and bought the P5's but if you didn't and you're still considering them DO NOT BUY because Bowers & Wilkins has come out with a NEW pair of headphones: http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Headphones/Headphones/P3/explore.html there is also a head-fi thread about these.

post #7 of 11

I own the P-5, It's a nice little phone, decent sound and reasonably portable. I do like the changes in the new P-3, definitely improvements.

post #8 of 11

I always thought that the p5's sounded a little too dark, but I always loved the fact that sibilance was nonexistant in them.

post #9 of 11

I personally love my P5's style.  They stay on my ears perfectly and ARE very portable for me.  Also far more comfortable than most headphone I've tried.  I agree they are a bit warm for my taste and sound quality could be more impressive.  I'ts a trade off for function and design. The cord on them sucks.  The lambskin and metal design is the most beautiful I've seen, very minimalistic.   

 

All in all, I personally feel the design is the best of all I've seen.  I wish the sound was more impressive and the wire was massively better.  I would buy again as I absolutely love the style.
 

post #10 of 11

I used to work for a store that carried these. I was pleasantly surprised. Sound quality was enjoyable, and the construction was awesome. I found the sheepskin or whatever to be extremely comfortable. 

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Originally Posted by 257wby View Post

I used to work for a store that carried these. I was pleasantly surprised. Sound quality was enjoyable, and the construction was awesome. I found the sheepskin or whatever to be extremely comfortable. 

Agreed.

I owned the P5s for 8 months (I upgraded to the T5p) and I loved them except for the bass =/
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