Bowers & Wilkins P5 and C5 Series 2 Headphones

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 B&W P5 Series 2

Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) has just announced updated versions of their P5 on-ear headphones and C5 in-ear headphones, referred to as Series 2.  B&W has provided a number of improvements to both models.

The new P5 Series 2 incorporates trickle down technologies from the P7 and will now offer like power, precision and true Hi-Fi sound, combined with the portability and luxury of the original P5. 

Like the P7, the new P5 Series 2 uses drivers with a suspended diaphragm far more like a traditional speaker than other headphones, delivering more precise movement.  B&W claims these changes provide a wonderfully open and spacious soundstage, powerful, natural and tightly controlled bass, and impressive detail retrieval.  

Designed for music on the move – with Made for iPhone cable and a carry case included – the new P5 Series 2 is as light, comfortable and luxurious as its predecessor: the new drivers are encased in the finest materials, including real leather and solid metal. The new P5 Series 2 is understated, yet imbued with a sense of style and is endlessly wearable thanks to its luxuriously comfortable fit. So comfortable, you’ll forget the headphones and just feel the music.

New P5 features

  • New drivers – Based on technology developed for the award-winning P7 headphones, the new P5 Series 2 features drivers with a suspended diaphragm more like a traditional speaker than other headphones. These result in more precise, ‘pistonic’ movement of the diaphragm – and more accurate sound reproduction.
  • New internal components – Just about every internal component has been altered to ensure the new P5 Series 2 delivers the best possible sound for such portable headphones.
  • Design and materials – What the new P5 Series 2 shares with its predecessor is the iconic build quality and comfort of its design.  High-end materials are used throughout, including leather ear cup covers and headband, solid metal end plates and headband frame.
  • Portability – Shrinking true Hi-Fi sound to fit in P5 Series 2 is no mean feat.  And the new P5 Series 2 sounds better than ever, despite not being any bigger or heavier.  With smartphone cable and carry case included, the new P5 Series 2 is true Hi-Fi sound, anywhere and everywhere.
  • Made for iPhone – P5 Series 2 features an improved Made for iPhone Mic and Remote, with improved ergonomics for more control.

B&W C5 Series 2

Along with the updated P5, there is the updated C5 Series 2.  The new C5 is now 10% lighter and uses optimized 9.2mm dynamic drivers, a Tungsten Balanced Design, that produces powerful, yet precise bass reproduction. ass that’s powerful, yet precisely controlled.  The Series 2 C5 now has a black finish with black matching cables.

Both the P5 and C5 Series 2 models will be available in September at a MSRP of $299.99 U.S. and $179.99 U.S. respectively.  Look for more details on these products at:   http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/.