Bowers and Wilkins introduces the second series of some old favorites, the P5 and C5 headphones. For True Hi-Fi Sound there is the P5 Series 2 and for comfort and clarity for an in-ear headphone is the C5 Series 2. So what could Bowers & Wilkins possibly have done to improve on these already great headphones? Let’s take a look.
New P5 Features
P5 Series 2 has been updated with drivers adapted from their award-winning P7 headphones. Basically, he components used in the P7 to produce their Hi-Fi sound has been shrunk to fit into the new P5 series 2 without making the P5 any bigger or heavier. The updated drivers feature a suspended diaphragm similar to traditional speakers. Almost every internal component has been altered to deliver the best possible sound in a pair of portable headphones.
The new P5 Series 2 has the retains their exemplary build quality and comfortable design. The P5 Series 2 is made up of high end materials, which include leather ear cup covers and headphone with solid metal end plates and headboard frame.
Made for iPhone® – P5 Series 2 features an improved Made for iPhone Mic and Remote, with improved ergonomics for more control.
The new P5 Series 2 is available this September priced at $299.99 the same price as the original.
New C5 Features
We reviewed the original C5, but the new, redesigned Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 raises the bar for in-ear headphones using advances in engineering to deliver superior sound quality. Optimized 9.2mm dynamic drivers, unique Micro Porous Filters and the Tungsten Balanced Design deliver powerful, precisely controlled bass, a spacious sound and rich, lifelike detail.
The new C5 Series 2 now features a smart new all-black finish with matching cables. The Secure Loop design of the original C5 has been retained. The Secure Loop fixes a cushioned loop quickly and comfortably to the inner ridge of your ear, while holding the headphones securely in place. They are 10 percent lighter than the original making them lighter and more comfortable for extended listening sessions.
Made for iPhone® – C5 Series 2 features an improved Made for iPhone Mic and Remote, with improved ergonomics for more control.
The new C5 Series 2 is available this September and priced at $179.99, making this the same price as the original.