I know B&W will launch the new model P3 in JUNE.
Does anyone know what exact date it will be available in stores? Also, where should I go to buy it?
I would like to know this as well. They look like the perfect set of headphones in terms of sound quality, portability and style.
I checked all the online stores and nobody has them in stock yet.
I hope they hit the Apple store soon so I can test them out!
I pre-ordered with Hifi Corner in Edinburgh and they've called me today saying that B&W had supplied them with some black pairs and mine would be with me on Thursday this week. They had called me last and told me exactly the same thing that Custom Cable had told you, no black ones until the end of July.
The Apple Store in Covent Garden had four white B&W P3's and one black P3 on the shelves in the head phone section for £169.
They did not have a P3 on display to listen to so I passed on picking one up as I really didn't like the dry sound of the P5.
Apple may have an exclusive like they had with the Sennheiser Amperior.
Uh, could you be more specific?
I have the P5's and was able to compare them side by side at BB as well.
The P3 sound isolation was non existent. And perhaps they werent burned in yet but the overall sound was a bit weak and hollow. Prior to testing them, I read alot of rave reviews on the P3 and expected the sound to be almost on par with the P5 but it sound quality (both in mids and highs) were significantly weaker than on the P5s.
What I did appreciate about it was the build quality and the compact foldable design. Doesnt quite have the classiness of the P5's but it was built strong. I think the biggest design flaw was that there were two cables coming out from the headphones (like on earbuds). I prefer the single line (like with the P5s).
They were decent headphones but for the price, I'd rather go with Vmoda M80's.
I've had my P3 for a couple of days now, around 30 hours of burn in, one thing that is extremely important, and I can't stress this enough, is the placement on your years. Moving the pads ~0.5cm makes the sound go from so-so to extremely nice, the difference is really night and day. When wearing them "wrong" there's a layer on the sound, surpressing everything, when moving them into the right position everything just opens up. So when testing them, make sure to move them around a bit until you find the right spot on your ears :)