Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones

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The P5 is the first headphone model from Bowers & Wilkins, and has been specially and thoughtfully designed for being used while on the move. These mobile hifi headphones enable you to carry the prestigious and well-known Bowers & Wilkins sound quality with you, whenever you go. Around 45 years of audio experience has been utilisied within the P5, almost half of a century of research, practice and skill in to developing what true sound actually sounds like. The main goal of all B&W products is to bring the best possible accuracy of sound playback, to bring the listener as close to the sound intended by its innitial recording engineers. This goal has been reached through their 800 series speakers (which can be found in Abbey Road Studios), with the best sounding premium iPod speaker; the Zeppelin Air - and now it's true for mobile hifi headphones with the P5.

Taking note of the fact that mobile headphone listening can be a tiring experience, when being used over extended periods of time - B&W engineers at the world-known Stenying Research Establishment have worked non-stop in an attempt to produce a pair of headphones with a natural and unexhausting performance. B&W used specially developed, ultra-linear neodymium magnets and highly optimised mylar diaphragms, in order to give the best possible sound quality. As is expected from anything created or designed by B&W; countless hours of listening and tuning have played a momentous part in foorming the P5's natural and engaging performance. 

This clean and detailed sound performance is down to the intricate design and construction techniques utilised by Bowers & Wilkins to iradicate noise as best as can be, for listenered who do not require full electronic noise cancellation. This isolation is done by using a combination of features, like the closed-back design and rigid metal faceplate, and the sealed leather ear pads. These materials not only serve to remove external noise, but also to provide a vigerating and highly comfortable listening experience with entirely removing the listener's sense spacial awareness. The leather clad headband has been specially designed with extreme comfort as the major push of its creation, and the softest available sheep's leather from New Zealand has been used for the ear pads.

P5 also comes with a 'Made for iPod' approved cable, which enables the user to manipulate speech and device control, such as volume and answering calls. It also comes with a high-quality, standard audio cable complete with gold-plated plugs. Switching between the two cables is simple, the magnetically attached ear pads pop off with ease and allow access to the cable.


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10Hz to 20,000Hz 
 Type Closed back, dynamic
Noise isolating 
26  ohms 
 Sensitivity 115 at 1,000Hz 
Power Handling   50mW
 Lead & Connector Twin detachable cables
3.5mm Mini Jack 

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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