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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and durability. The price and sound also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the comfort.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2

 

B&W's luxurious headphones get a revamp

Removable cable ; High-grade leather and steel construction ; Pleasant tone

Over-done bass ; Fairly tight headband ; Quite expensive

, reviewed last year.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 review

 

With gorgeous looks and a stunningly impressive sound, the updated B&W P5s are the new headphones to beat

Startlingly clear, precise sound Bags of detail Punchy rhythm Excellent build Comfort

Nothing of note

There’s some tough competition at this price. The Award-winning Beyerdynamic T51is are the P5s’ most pressing concern; we can’t wait for a group test involving both of them (and the much-loved Sennheiser Momentums, too). If you’re looking for a premium...

Feb, 2015

Techradar Recommended 2015

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2 review

 

Premium on-ear headphones that raise the bar for design and performance

Full, balanced sound ; Superb build quality ; Tote bag included

Pricey for what's on offer ; Inline control is iOS only

Only set back by slight comfort issues and a baffling lack of support for every mobile OS except iOS, the P5 Series 2 are an excellent choice if you're looking for enthusiast sound at an entry-level price.

Feb, 2015

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 review

 

On the surface, not much has changed with these updated headphones. The P5 Series 2 look exactly the same as the previous model – which is no bad thing- so the real upgrades are on the inside and relate to the audio performance.

While original P5 owners don't need to jump at this upgrade, the P5 Series 2 are one of the best pairs of on-ear headphones we've tested. The price tag might be a little high for some but Bowers & Wilkins has done a sterling job once again of combining...

May, 2015

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2 review

 

Bowers and Wilkins' P5 Series 2 headphone is both new and not really new.

The Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2 headphones have excellent build quality and rich, well-balanced sound that's now more transparent and accurate. Its earpads are removable and the two included cables are detachable (one has a built-in Apple friendly...

Somewhat pricey; leather earpads will cause your ears to get steamy on warmer days; not all remote features will work with Android and Windows devices.

The Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2 has the same winning design of its highly rated predecessor, but now it sounds even better.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 review

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Any big success deserves a sequel, and we liked the first Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones enough to give them a Best Buy award. The Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 is the follow-up: another lightweight pair of on-ear headphones with rectangular earcups,...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Bowers & Wilkins P5 (Series 2) review: For elegant sound

 

Stunning headphones undermined by a single caveat

Fantastic audio ; Good looks ; Sleek in-line Apple controls

Not suited for long listening sessions ; Doesn't come with a spare cable ; More expensive than most rivals

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Mark McClusky (wired.com)

Review: Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2

 

From audio quality to aesthetics, Bowers and Wilkins' revised P5 improves upon its predecessor in every way.

Redesigned drivers yield a bigger soundstage with crisp, detailed sound. Tighter, more controlled low end compared to the previous version. Small but thoughtful design tweaks mean less stress on cable and a sharper overall look

Still pricey

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : David Carnoy Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2 (review): Swanky on-ear headphone looks the same but sounds even better

 

The $300 Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2 has the same winning design of its highly rated predecessor, but its sound engine has been upgraded. We approve.

The Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2 headphones have excellent build quality and rich, well-balanced sound that's now more transparent and accurate. Its earpads are removable and the two included cables are detachable (one has a built-in Apple friendly...

Somewhat pricey; leather earpads will cause your ears to get steamy on warmer days; not all remote features will work with Android and Windows devices.

The Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2 has the same winning design of its highly rated predecessor, but now it sounds even better.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Bowers & Wilkins P5 (Series 2): For elegant sound

 

Stunning headphones undermined by a single caveat

Fantastic audio ; Good looks ; Sleek in-line Apple controls

Not suited for long listening sessions ; Doesn't come with a spare cable ; More expensive than most rivals

No matter if you’re listening to music, watching a movie or just holding a phone call, the Bowers & Wilkins P5 are suited to all occassions. The only drawback is reserved for people interested in long listening sessions as these headphones begin to...

Oct, 2014