Bowers and Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones coming soon


Nothing gets me’ panties hitched more than juicy headphone news, and B&W have ’em hitched. The legendary designer of the Zeppelin and Zeppelin Mini iPod docks (not to mention excellent loudspeakers), will debute the P5, a new closed-back, noise isolating headphone. The advantages of noise isolation rather than cancellation is that it doesn’t rely on noisy electronics. The P5 will seal your ears and music from the environment, so expect no unwanted background hiss. Also, unlike its competition from the oft’ sung Bose and Monster, the P5 is made from natural materials in a sturdy, classic design.

Press literature and pics after the gap.

Press Literature
Get closer to your favourite music wherever you are with P5, the noise-isolating headphones from the makers of the Zeppelin™ iPod® speaker. Drawing on 45 years of Bowers & Wilkins hi-fi innovation and expertise, P5 brings you a remarkably natural sound and a luxuriously comfortable fit that makes longer listening sessions a pleasure. Think of it as your own personal concert.

Listen for Longer
Gimmicky effects like artificially enhanced bass or treble quickly become tiring with extended listening. With P5, what you get is as close as possible to the true, unadulterated sound of the original recording, as you were meant to hear it. They’re the best headphones available when you want a more natural sound, and longer-lasting listening enjoyment.

Noise Isolation
A closed-back design with rigid metal faceplates and sealed-leather earpads ensures that all the detail and dynamic range of your music is kept intact, with minimum noise interference. At the same time, you’ll hear just enough ambient sound to preserve a sense of place. For those who don’t need full noise cancelling headphones, it’s perfect for listening to music on the go.

Made for iPod
If you want to get the most out of iPhone or iPod, headphones don’t come any better than P5. Brought to you by the makers of the award-winning Zeppelin iPod speaker, they’re the ultimate mp3 headphones, giving you the same incredible, lifelike sound quality when you’re out and about. The P5 iPod and iPhone headphones come with an Apple®-approved cable, for easy speech and device control.

Life-Long Comfort
P5 headphones are very easy on the ears, thanks to an ergonomic design and a headband and earpads crafted from the finest quality New Zealand sheep’s leather. Durable and hardwearing, yet remarkably soft and supple, it makes long listening sessions feel more comfortable than ever.

Check out all the details at Bowers & Wilkins’ P5 homepage.

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