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bowers & wilkins p5 noise isolation

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Hey guys

For the last couple of years I've been a IEM type of guy. I'm still loving my westone 4rs but have been thinking about some good cans, mainly for travelling.
After looking through some recommendations I noticed that a lot of people recommend the b&w p5, noting the good sound isolation.
My main question is how much noise they block out when on an air plane.
I've currently got an old pair of bose noise cancelling headphones, which are ok at blocking out the jet sound, but I'm far from impressed with their sound quality.

And added questions would be if the p7 are worth the extra money.
post #2 of 2
The noise isolation of the p5 is very good, on par with medium depth insertion iems.

I bought my pair in America and wore them for the 14 hour plane ride home to Australia. They are very non fatiguing sonically due to the high level of isolation and smooth and dark sound signature.

The only thing I found was that due to the flat pads and relatively high clamping force (they were only a week old at the time) they put a lot of pressure on the back part of my outer ear. I happen to have problems with moderate amounts of pressure inflaming that portion so YMMV, but I had a bit of discomfort by the end of the flight. Obviously though if you don't normally have problems with this part of your ear and you take the time to wear in the headphones and lessen the clamping force they should be quite comfortable for long flights.

Apologies for any formatting and typos, typing on the phone.
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