Bowers & Wilkins P3 On-Ear Headphones, Black

Product information

Bowers & Wilkins’s P3 headphones combine pristine audio performance with maximum comfort. These slimline headphones fit lightly and snugly on your head, and fold up to stow away in your pocket or their own hard-shell carry case. They even produce a remarkably natural, detailed sound on the move, thanks to some major acoustic innovations that reduce distortion to a minimum.


  • P3’s drive units have been designed from the ground up to give the best possible sound from a small set of headphones. Repositioned terminals make sure that airflow around the drive units is consistent for more direct sound.
  • Unique foldable design makes these headphones easy to store, pack and transport.
  • P3’s cable comes with a remote/microphone attachment, so it works seamlessly with your iPhone. And because the cable is so easy to detach and swap, P3 is also compatible with all other mobile phones and MP3 players.
  • Bespoke fabric covering the earpads provide acoustic transparency in the centre, while forming a perfect seal around the edge for better bass and noise isolation. The pads are made from heat-sensitive memory foam that moulds to the shape of your ears, becoming more comfortable and enhancing sound quality over time.

Please note:

The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (12GB, 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 supported by all iPod models. Includes universal cable for audio only use with computers, phones and music players with a standard headphone output.

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3.5mm jack plug
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Folding Information These headphones are perfect for music lovers who spend a lot of time travelling around. When not in use, these models can be folded up and stored safely, ideal for packing away.
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Sound Isolation Information Either flexible rubber sphere-like tips which slot nicely into your ear canal providing a seal, or cupped designs which surround and seal your ear from the outside world, they effectively eliminating ambient sounds, and trap your music in your ear
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About Bowers & Wilkins

Bowers & Wilkins, then called B&W Electronics, was founded in 1966 as a manufacturing company which supplied the local clients of Worthing with hand-assembled speaker systems. Now a very large company with distribution chains all over the world, Bowers & Wilkins have gone from strength to strength updating signature technologies and entering new markets.

In pursuit of the perfect loudspeaker, the brand have leveraged innovative use of materials such as Kevlar and Diamond, derived new solutions to complex engineering and experienced moments of absolute brilliance. As a result, the product range now includes headphones, wireless speakers and computer speakers to produce the best possible sounds.


Click & collect

Click & collect from John Lewis or Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
375 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Collect + from a local shop from tomorrow - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 26 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by good quality product Lovely sound and very comfortable, the only issue I have is with the cable, being attached to both sides is a little fiddley and it never straightens out so gets twisted up very easily. 17 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality assured Already owning the Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones, i knew what quality was expected. The P7's being larger and bulkier are ideal for home but wanted something smaller for out and about, that were different from my normal 'in ear' earphones. These were ideal as still discreet but pack a powerful punch with great crisp sound. Other reviewers can go into detail about the audio qualities. What i know is what my ears tell me and I am more than happy. Covers full range. Haven't worn for particularly long periods yet, but seem comfortable to wear 13 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bower and Wilkins P3 Headphones Great sound and very comfortable. Would recommend them to any one! 06 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bowers & Wilkins P3 On-ear headphones These head phones were recommended as providing overall quality of sound, rather than extreme bass sound. Quality is excellant and are extremely comfortable to wear for long periods. Purchased from John Lewis as they promise reliabilty and no danger of a fraudulant product, at the correct price. Very pleased with my purchase. 06 October 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value for the money Ordered click and collect arrived next day, Took them with me to Spain and unfortunately when I opened them to use one ear phone was not working. Contacted John Lewis whose customer service was outstanding ordered another pair arrived promptly in Spain returned the faulty ones and account was credited. Like the style of these headphones as they are not over the top, Very comfortable good sound and feel quality, Overall pleased with the service and the product, Good value for money would recommend. 06 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stylish and sound great! I'm by no means an expert but I find that the sound from these headphones is clear and strong. Each earphone works independent of the other which is useful when watching films (especially when listening to gunfire and explosions). 08 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not amazing but still very good one Not amazing but still very good one, made with very good quality and decent material especially for the price. 25 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Buy! I did a lot of research before buying these particular headphones...and surprisingly they were NOT on the agenda before this! I was convinced that the Bose QC were the ones for me but after reading several disappointing reviews, I happened upon the B&W P3s ... and I'm so glad that I did! I checked out the B&O ones which were disappointingly cheap looking, the Beats by DR DRE were very plasticky looking and I've been told have had weights inserted to make them feel more weighty and expensive than they actually are! So I checked out the P3s and I absolutely love them. They are the most comfortable on ear headphones I've tried. Less bulky than most of the others and because of the memory foam, they sit on your ears perfectly and in time mould themselves to your ear shape! The design is classy, sleek and practical and of course the sound is great and continues to improve after several uses. Very happy with my purchase especially as they are half the price of other high-end products and i have recommended them to all my friends! 21 August 2015
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