P3 (New)

Discover depth and detail in your music that you never knew existed. And all from a light, foldable set of headphones designed to fit easily into your life.



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P3 (New)
  • P3 (New)
  • P3 (New)
  • P3 (New)
  • P3 (New)
  • P3 (New)
Technical features Dynamic driver
  Mylar damped laminate diaphragm
Neodymium magnets
iPhone compatible remote control cable (OFC)
Universal cable (OFC)
Changeable ear cushions
Protective hard case
Description Mobile supra aural headphone
Drive units 2x Ø30mm
Impedance 34 ohms
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
Width 150mm
Depth 48mm
Cable length 1.2m
Weight 130g
Finish Enclosure: Custom fabric and aluminium
Model P3
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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Reviews (14)


TAS Editors Choice - February 2015Read the full review

"Compact, ergonomically satisfying , and beautifully made. Neautrally balanced and harmonically correct, the P3 has a midrange our reviewer described as a thing of beauty, staking out that elusive middle ground between too warm and rich, and too lean and analytical."


c|net - June 2014Read 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."


Reviewed.com - June 2013Read the full review

"The P3s are a competitive high-end contender for shoppers with a sartorial eye and a commute that won't stop. The P3's produce very desirable sound for the balanced music listener. These headphones produce even, ideal sound."


Wired - September 2012Read the full review

"The P3s still sound excellent, and they deliver enough pleasure — auditory and otherwise — to justify the price tag."


Gadget Review - July 2012Read the full review

"Bowers & Wilkins say the P5 is for “mobile” use, but they’re an additional part of my home theater and computer audio sections now. If the Brits had attacked the colonies with headphones like the P3 instead of guns, we’d all be happily drinking tea right now."


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."


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."


TechHive - May 2013Read the full review

"B&W’s P5 has been a hit critical and commercial hit. Its design, comfort, and sound make it a good value."


Gizmodo.com - August 2012Read the full review

"Build quality is exceptional, a bounty of positive onomatopoeias: The 'phones fold up with a positive click; magnetic earpads catch hold of their cups with a satisfying thunk; the black, taco-shaped hard case snaps shut like it's trying to bite off your finger."


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