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Bowers & Wilkins C5 Headset Wired In-ear Black

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  • - Black In-ear Headset
  • - Wired 3.5 mm connector
  • - Intraaural 10 - 20000 Hz 32 Ω 118 dB
Warranty: 2 years
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In-Ear Headphones, 10Hz - 20kHz, 118dB/V @ 1kHz, THD: <1%, Driver Size: 9mm, 32Ohms, 1.2m, 20g, black
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Bowers & Wilkins C5, Wired, 10 - 20000 Hz, 20 g, Headset, Black

Long summary description Bowers & Wilkins C5 Headset Wired In-ear Black:
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Bowers & Wilkins C5. Product type: Headset. Connectivity technology: Wired. Headphone frequency: 10 - 20000 Hz. Cable length: 1.2 m. Weight: 20 g. Product colour: Black

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Reviews
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2016-11-06 05:46:50
Uk has collected 59 expert reviews for Bowers & Wilkins C5 Headset Wired In-ear Black and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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canadahifi.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:34
December 17th, 2012, In Headphones/Earphones (and Heaphone Amplifiers), Reviews, by George de SaBowers & Wilkins (B&W) is an audio product company that is based in its home town of Worthing, West Sussex, England and is part of the B&W Group. The B&W G...
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reviewed.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:34
Meet the Bowers & Wilkins C5s, a set of higher-end in-ears that not only offer great performance, but a slick aesthetic that impresses. If you're looking for high fashion, good performance, and don't care about how much money you're going to shell out, th...
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89%
reviewed.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:34
Meet the Bowers & Wilkins C5s, a set of higher-end in-ears that not only offer great performance, but a slick aesthetic that impresses. If you're looking for high fashion, good performance, and don't care about how much money you're going to shell out, th...
Bottom line Packing performance and prettiness in a tiny package, the Bowers & Wilkins C5s are the best of both worlds, though at a premium. You will get what you pay for, however, as these headphones are a good buy.The price point will dissuade many buyers, however...
89%
macworld.com.au
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2016-11-06 05:46:36
Ever since Bowers & Wilkins extended its high-end audio offerings to general consumers, standout products like the Zeppelin Air have set the bar high for its future releases. As such, the company’s C5 in-ear headphones have big shoes to fill; the headp...
Bottom line The overall sound quality of the C5s are exemplary. However, if you’re after a pair of in-ear headphones with full noise isolation, you may be disappointed with what the model offers.In terms of design, the C5s are hard to look past. Match your Apple...
90%
pocket-lint.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:39
The market for accessory headphones has never been more competitive. Thanks to the fact that phone manufacturers usually put the cheapest headphones they can find in the box, upgrading your device's headphones is top of the list when it comes to impro...
Good Sounds quality, build, comfortable...
Bad Price, quirky design...
Bottom line If you are looking for premium headphones for your iPhone, the Bowers & Wilkins C5 are certainly worthy of consideration. The combination of comfortable fit and excellent sound quality make them a pleasure to use, but they are expensive...
80%
whathifi.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:41
It’s rare that new kit doesn’t arrive with a sense of anticipation. And more often than not, the products live up, more or less, to the hype.Everything from the packaging of these C5 in-ears to the literature gently whispers ‘premium’. Out of the box...
Good Power and weight unrivalled, dynamic, scale, premium look and feel...
Bad Overcooked bass, an overall lack of cohesion...
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trustedreviews.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:42
Some audio brands are renowned for offering style over substance - relying on clever marketing and a stand-out design rather than good audio quality. Bowers & Wilkins tends to offer the style of these image-obsessed brands and great sound, with a price ta...
Good Excellent build quality, Striking design, Vivacious sound...
Bad Bass lacks control...
Bottom line Bowers & Wilkins's design-led approach has come to the fore once more in the C5 earphones. They're far more interesting-looking than almost all other in-ear pairs, and are incredibly well-made to boot. The sound is satisfying too - open, full-bodied and p...
80%
telegraph.co.uk
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2016-11-06 05:46:45
Bowers and Wilkins is a premium hifi brand whose name was made for many consumers by the award-winning Zeppelin speaker, since updated to include the wireless Zeppelin Air. This strikingly designed iPod dock has established the 45-year-old British comp...
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technoodling.net
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2016-11-24 11:09:44
British company Bowers & Wilkins make excellent loudspeakers and home theater systems for audiophiles. I've got a set of entry level B&W speakers at home and I like them very much.So when Bowers and Wilkins released their C5 in-ear headphones earlier this...
Good Warm, lush sound. Lots of bass, Very good build quality for the price, Secure Loop and Micro Porous Filter features aren't a gimmick – they really work, Handsome zippered carrying case. Sort of like a small chicken empanada made of black leather...
Bad Inline mic and controls only work well for iOS. Android and other devices, not so much, High end and upper midrange freqs not very pronounced, though also not as fatiguing, Cable a little bit sensitive to body movement – you'll hear it in your ears when i...
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audioholics.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:32
Venerable high-end speaker maker Bowers and Wilkins, affectionately known as B&W, entered into the consumer marketplace years ago with several stand-alone speaker systems designed to support Apple's iOS devices and AirPlay technology. Just as they establi...
Good Solid build quality, Great audiophile sound, Good rejection of audio transfer when cord is rubbed, Ear loop works great to keep monitors inear, Excellent passive noise canceling without isolating you completely from the outside world...
Bad Microphone is soso, Frustratingly useless carrying case...
Bottom line In the ever-crowded space of portable designs, its refreshing to see companies like B&W bring creative solutions that address the whole of a product.  The C5s total package isn't perfect.  I didn't like the included carrying-case and I found the microphon...
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soundandvision.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:36
A great-sounding IEM with a unique fitting twist Enlarge Measured: Bowers & Wilkins C5 See Gallery If you’re sick of trying to choose among dozens of lookalike IEMs in the racks at electronics stores, you’ll find the C5 to be welcome relief. This IEM...
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gadgetmac.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:39
The usual suspects when it comes to in-ear headphones are included with the C5 like three additional pairs of various sized silicone ear tips to what is already fitted on the pair as well as one of the more elegant storage cases I've seen so far included...
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macworld.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:40
Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) has long been a respected name in high-end audio, producing jaw-dropping “statement” products such as the Nautlius loudspeaker, applying new materials to speaker design such as diamond-coated tweeters, and placing its speakers in...
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maclife.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:40
Following up on the success it had with the P5 headphones (March/11, 5 stars) and the Zeppelin Air iPod dock (June/11, 4.5 stars), Bowers & Wilkins is bringing its considerable audio experience to bear on the iPhone. The C5 headset is a killer set of...
Good Excellent sound reproduction. Secure Loop design and weighted body hold earbuds securely in place. Inline remote for calls and controlling music functions. Includes airline and right-angle adapters.
Bad Secure Loop takes some getting used to. Heavier than other in-ear ’buds. Included case is too fiddly to use.
Bottom line B&W’s C5 offers crystal-clear audio, and deep, satisfying bass. At less than $200, it sounds like a surprisingly good value. Product C5 In-Ear Headset Company Bowers & Wilkins Contact bowers-wilkins.com Price $179.95 Requirements iPhone, iPod, o...
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topreviewshop.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:41
Bowers & Wilkins may not be the first loudspeaker company to tackle portable audio in recent years, but it is one with a very rich hi-fi heritage. Known best for the Nautilus, an audiophile-class speaker with an audiophile-class price tag, B&W made wav...
Good Secure fit; low cord contact noise; good passive noise isolation; inoffensive sound signature, 2 year warranty.
Bad Earloop design not comfortable for everyone; frustrating carrying case; average sound quality for the price.
80%
the-gadgeteer.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:41
hello People don’t usually associate Bowers & Wilkins name with reasonably priced audio. Yes, they make killer products, but affordable? Not for the average Joe with little knowledge of how good audio can and should sound. Well, B&W have come out with...
Good Large soundstage, Reasonably priced (for B&W), Solid build quality, Balanced bass, Sound good with different genres of music.
Bad Fit can irritate after a couple of hours use, Over-engineered case, Remote/mic only work with Apple.
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headfonia.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:42
A while ago we added the Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphone to the recommendations list for portable and semi portable headphones. Now B&W is back with the C5 earphone and not only is it their first earphone, it is also one with an innovative concept using...
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Digitaltrends.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:42
Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) used to be one of those hi-end speaker companies that was best known by wealthy audiophiles and a small cadre of speaker-geeks who could be periodically found at their local audio boutique, standing in awe, jaws dropped, at the s...
Good Revealing, open sound, Uniquely Secure Fit, Lightweight with resilient Cable, Two included adapters...
Bad Security wire may cause comfort issues for some ears, Achieving proper fit is somewhat involved, Poor tactile feedback on iPhone control...
Bottom line We think B&W did a pretty great job with their first venture into the world of earphones. These canalphones have class, style and a sound that is consistent with B&W’s standard of excellence...
80%
Hometheatersound.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:44
October 2011 Ask an audiophile for a list of iconic speaker brands, and Britain’s Bowers & Wilkins is likely to be at or near the top. Since its founding in the 1960s, B&W has produced a range of loudspeakers offering truly exceptional performance at t...
Bottom line Bowers & Wilkins’ C5 earphones have a particular sonic signature: abundant bass, a full midrange, and forgiving high frequencies. Some will love them for precisely that balance, while others will find the bass overwhelming and the upper frequencies to...
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avguide.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:44
The C5 ($179.95) is the first ever in-ear, noise-isolating headphone from the British firm Bowers & Wilkins, which is of course best known for its high performance loudspeakers. Firms such as B&W enjoy a hard won reputation for knowing how high perfo...
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wired.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:44
It’s amazing sometimes what one simple design tweak can do for a product. Case in point: Bowers & Wilkins’ elegant new C5 earphones. As anyone with oddly-shaped auditory canals knows, most in-ear monitors rely on a dubious mix of proper tip/sleeve sele...
Good Wonderfully rich and open sound. Includes inline mic with media controls. Exquisite buildquality. As beautiful to look at as they are to hear. Block out/isolate just enough sound to make them great for the outdoors...
Bad A perfect fit in your ears and yet a horrible fit in the case — the tacoshaped, chintzy cloth carrier comes with a perplexing (and unnecessary) internal cutout mount. Slightly confusing and unintuitive MFI controls. Hit the center button twice for next so...
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techcrunch.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:45
It’s amazing that in 2011, roughly 1,000 years after the earbud was originally created, a model could come along that’s actually innovative. But Bowers & Wilkins actually did it. The C5 in-ear headphones debuted several weeks back and I’ve been testin...
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gizmodo.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:48
Do you like to do things and listen to music while you're doing them? Me too! We have so much in common! Maybe you should try these C5 in-ear headphones from Bowers & Wilkins. They're great for listening while doing. Like I totally want to make out w...
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hometheaterreview.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:48
Almost a year ago to the day I received Bowers & Wilkins' first ever pair of headphones, the P5, which I found to be sonically and aesthetically alluring. In fact, the P5s became my headphone of choice, upsetting my longstanding reference, Bang & Olufs...
Good The C5's fit and finish is first rate and once again showcases Bowers & Wilkins' attention to detail and unprecedented knack for beautiful industrial design, The C5 headphones are quite comfortable and are able to be worn for lengthy periods of time without fatigue, The C5's passive noise isolation works nearly as well as some active noise cancellation designs I've come across, The C5's soun...
Bad The C5's attached cable is way too short; I was unable to plug in the C5s to my Mac Pro tower (which sits at my feet) and type comfortably without hunching forward. When plugged into my iPhone and with my iPhone placed securely in my pocket, the C5's cable was adequate but that limits things a bit, It doesn't take much to over drive the C5's tiny drivers. If you're a head banger or listen to a...
Bottom line At $179.95 retail the Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones are another hit bringing their batting average to a thousand. The C5 headphones are as beautiful to look at as they are to listen to, not to mention their unique construction makes them among...
80%
techwarelabs.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:50
Bowers and Wilkins was founded in 1965 as a boutique audio company. They spent the next 45 years building speakers, before stepping into the headphone with their P5 headphones, which were released to a fairly warm reception – they proved popular...
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i4u.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:50
Today I am checking out the Bowers & Wilkins C5 in-ear headphones. These little headphones are designed for crystal clear sound and to stay put in your ears. They have the cool design and high-end tech that B&W is famous for. If you are an audiophile...
Good Great sound, Comfortable...
Bad Expensive...
Bottom line If in-ear headphones are your thing, it would be hard to find a better set than the Bowers & Wilkins C5 headphones in the $200 and under range. What Others Say about This Lady Gaga headphones go for the 'leather and studs' lookQueen of pop Lady Gag...
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beatweek.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:50
The new C5 earbuds from Bowers & Wilkins have a lot to live up to, both in terms of audio quality and in styling. This is, after all, the company which has delivered products as jaw dropping as the Zeppelin iPod stereo dock (which is shaped as its na...
100%
engadget.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:50
Bowers & Wilkins has seriously been ramping up its consumer audio game in the past few years -- notably, with products like its Zeppelin speaker systems for iDevices and its MM-1 desktop speakers. While speakers seem like an obvious choice for a company f...
Good Beautiful aluminum design, Secure Loop cabling provides a great fit, Big sound with chunky mids and thick bass...
Bad Slightly harsh highs, Moderate cable noise, Earbuds scratch easily...
Bottom line Those seeking iDevice-compatible in-ear headphones with a luxury finish and rich sound will find a lot to like in Bowers and Wilkins C5...
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ilounge.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:50
C5 makes a great first impression, in part because B&W has taken canalphone design in some new directions. They start with the glossy black tungsten housing tubes, which have been angled with steel “micro porous filter” caps made from microscopic ball...
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pcmag.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:50
It seems like it would be difficult for a company specializing in über-high-end stereo speakers and professional studio monitors to enter the realm of mainstream consumer products. Somehow, though, from the Zeppelin line of iPod docks to the excellent...
Good Excellent audio quality, Rich bass response, Innovative design provides secure fit, Built-in iPhone/iPod/iPad controls, Well protected, sturdy cable...
Bad Projects some sound outward...
Bottom line The Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones offer beautiful, rich bass and fantastic audio performance inside the most secure-fitting earphone design in its under-$200 price range...
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audioholics.com
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2016-11-06 05:46:50
With a B&W product, we often expect to see premium pricing based on their name and reputation. At $180, the C5 in-ear headphones are quite reasonable. While we're sure some consumers would expect noise-canceling and not just isolation at this price poi...
Bottom line The real story here is the price. With a B&W product, we often expect to see premium pricing based on their name and reputation. At $180, the C5 in-ear headphones are actually quite reasonable. While we're sure some consumers would expect noise-cancel...
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