|Technical features||Dynamic driver|
|Mylar damped laminate diaphragm
iPhone compatible remote control cable (OFC)
Universal cable (OFC)
Changeable ear cushions
Protective hard case
|Description||Mobile supra aural headphone|
|Drive units||2x Ø30mm|
|Frequency range||10Hz to 20kHz|
|Distortion (THD)||1mW <1% for 20Hz-20KHz <0.1% for 1KHz|
|Max. input power||50mW|
|Sensitivity||111dB/V at 1kHz|
|Inputs||3.5mm stereo mini jack (on cable)
2.5mm mini jack (on Headphone)
|Height||165mm folded out, 105mm folded in|
|Finish||Enclosure: Custom fabric and aluminium|
|Apple compatibility||The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS and later, iPad and iPad 2. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation or later).|
|Audio is support by all iPod models. Includes universal cable for audio only use with computers, phones and music players with a standard headphone output.|
| P3 manual
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| Quick Start Guide
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| Register your Headphones
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What HI-Fi - May 2012Read the full review
"How do the P3s sound? Brilliant. They’re a punchy, exciting listen, brimming with vigour and keen to please. Low frequencies have a remarkable sense of not only weight but depth too. The P3s display a Messi-like sense of control: delivery is as precise as you could wish for in a headphone at this price."
T3 - May 2012Read the full review
"Decent-quality downloads or streams are reproduced well across the board, containing definition, clarity and punch where appropriate. Fellow passenger-annoying leakage is pretty good, while the small-ear-sized pads block out a good whack of background noise."
Sound + Vision - May 2012Read the full review
"B&W really nailed the design of the P3 — it’s comfortable, practical, and looks terrific. We also dig the sound; I’m sure I’ll be using these a lot just ’cause they’re so easy to listen to for long periods of time."
iLounge - May 2012Read the full review
"There are differences between the P3 and P5, to be sure, and there's little doubt that the original model remains B&W's flagship, but they have so much in common that users looking for a more budget-conscious alternative will certainly feel well-served by P3 -- and the new model has unique assets of its own that merit attention."
iFans - May 2012Read the full review
"Sound, comfort, and design all come together to create something special; something called the P3."
cnet - May 2012Read the full review
"The Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones' impressive combination of design, sound quality, and features put it near the top of the class for portable headphones in its price range."
The Gadgeteer - August 2012Read the full review
"The P3 headphones are a big step up for people on the move. Their warmth, detail and comfort are first-rate. I would recommend leaving them in your carry-all once you get to your destination, though."
Your Tech Report - August 2012Read the full review
"If you’re in the market for a pair of sub-$200 headphones that look and sound like they should cost twice that, look no further than the Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphones. Your ears will thank you."
Reviews4i - August 2012Read the full review
"The C5 headphones are easily my top choice for an in-ear headphone option. There really is no comparison sound and comfort wise no matter how much money you spend on an alternative."
We are very proud that T3 magazine judged our P3 mobile hi-fi headphones to be Music Gadget of the Year for 2012, saying they were “nothing short of superb”.
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