C5 Series 2 in-ear headphones bring you amazingly natural acoustics and fit so snugly you’ll hardly be aware you’re wearing them. The latest edition features redesigned drive units for enhanced sound quality.
C5 Series 2 takes in-ear sound quality to new heights, thanks to ingenious design features and some subtle improvements in small-scale drive unit technology.
C5 Series 2 retains the Secure Loop design of its predecessor, keeping the headphones snugly and securely in your ears. Other design features include a choice of three sizes of ear buds, enhancing comfort and noise isolation.
Featuring a redesigned 9.2mm dynamic driver, these headphones deliver bass that’s powerful yet controlled, resulting in a more natural, open and detailed sound.
An ingenious cushioned loop expands to fit around the inner ridge of your ear, anchoring your headphones securely in place.
Comfort-fit ear buds
C5 Series 2’s soft silicone ear buds come in a choice of three different sizes. So they’ll feel snug and keep external noise to a minimum, no matter what size your ears are.
Made for iPhone
C5 Series 2’s Made-for-iPhone cable allows you to control your music remotely, and switch seamlessly between listening to music and making calls.
When it comes to in-ear headphones, nothing messes with sound quality like a loose fit. C5 Series 2 stays put thanks to its Secure Loop design. Cushioned loops expand to fit inside the rim of your ears, holding the earphones firmly in place.
"The Secure Loop design holds the headphones in place and provides good cushioning for moderate workout routines. Keep these handy for those short times on the treadmill" - Best Workout Headphones
"The Bowers & Wilkins C5 S2's sound consistently riveted my attention. That, more than anything, is what seperates the great from the merely good headphones. The C5 S2 is more transparent, clear, and accurate, so the best recordings reveal more of their true sound."
"This update to B&W's acclaimed C5 earphones includes the same ingenious design as the original. The biggest difference in this year's model is one you'll hear, not see. The redesigned 9.2 mm driver's produce a more natural, open sound that'll accommodate everything from gypsy swing to vegan hardcore."
"The C5 Series 2 is a standout among in-ear headphones. Bowers & Wilkins, a British manufacturer best known for its high-end loudspeakers, makes a fine-finish statement with the C5 Series 2's tungsten and aluminium touches."
"These revised in-ears match premium aesthetics with a superb sound stage to deliver an unparalleled audio experience."
"Bowers & Wilkins released the great C5 In-Ear Headphones in 2011 - three years later, the enhanced C5 Series 2 have become our top pick of the year. Both the look and audio of the headphones, which were already impressive, received upgrades in this top-notch pair."
"Bowers & Wilkins' first generation C5 earbuds were easily among our favourites in years past, and the second-generation model adds improved clarity at low volumes and high volumes thanks to a redesigned dynamic driver. You won't find a better pair of in-ear headphones."
"The most comfortable in-ear headphones I've ever tried and also some of the best sounding. Rich, full bass that’s not boomy. Clear, open treble that’s not harsh. Unique perfect design"
never tried these earbuds in a store, but was confident in B&W's quality and reputation and my own history of products purchased. these C5 earbuds on first listen were startlingly 'bright' and rather disappointing. perhaps it was the kind of music I was listening to.....
I was used to Beats with a bit more bass and fullness. I am impressed with these C5s for quieter vocal and purer sound reproduction but that is not what I always listen to-- especially through earbuds! I will use them and am pretty happy with them but they are not my favorite 'go-to' set, unfortunately. I do like the cord-loop design for staying in the ear-- it was primarily why I took a chance on buying them and am very happy with them in this regard.
Posted on 28 Aug 2016
The headphones are not comfortable at all and they do not stay in my ears and the cord is not as flexible as other less expensive in-ear headphones I've purchased in the past. I plan to return these for a refund.
Posted on 22 Aug 2016
Absolutely love these earbuds. At first I thought the right earbud was quieter than the left, so I was looking up ways on the web to see if this was an issue anywhere. Turns out, a day later, I just plugged it in my ear wrong; now both sides work harmoniously together. I love how deep the bass gets!
Posted on 13 Jul 2016
I'm hearing the music as it was intended, with subtleties that I was missing before. And generally not a fan of in ear phones, but these are perfectly comfortable, and secure.
Posted on 10 Jul 2016
The C5 Series 2 headphones deliver excellent sound quality and a comfortable fit. After receiving the headphones I needed to switch to the next larger size of ear inserts (included in the package) to achieve complete sound isolation. I am now very happy with the immersive sound from the headphones, complete isolation from background noise, superior full range response including bass, and the fact that the headphones remain securely in my ears even during intense workouts. Highly recommended!
Posted on 04 Jul 2016
Best headphones I've ever owned; the only reason I didn't say they're excellent us because in the past they haven't lasted me very long before dying.
Posted on 02 Jul 2016
great sound, great fit. my favorite earphones
Posted on 01 Jul 2016
The sound is excellent. it can amplify the details of the music. the only thing i am not very comfortable with is the design. it kept dropping out of my ear
Posted on 28 Jun 2016
The product is of good quality. The sound is good, and those whom I have phoned indicated the microphone works well with little wind or "rustle against the shirt" noise. Style does not influence my purchase, but the phones look good. They also rest snuggly and comfortably within my ears.
Posted on 14 Jun 2016
Excellent sound quality, but the cable gets to get tangled up and the loops are not so convenient when listening to music on a plane.
Posted on 13 Jun 2016
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