Bowers & Wilkins P3 On-Ear Headphones, White

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.

Bowers & Wilkins
Cable length
3.5mm jack plug
Eligible for International Delivery
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.
Model name / number
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
Weight Information Unpackaged weight

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
371 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 available

  • Europe (Non EU) - £7.50
  • Europe (EU) - £7.50
  • Rest of World - £10.00
  • Australia - £10.00
Provided by JL Delivery Ltd - more about international delivery

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.


Find out more about returning products

Q & As

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by P3's Amazing audio, clear crisp....need to get a new phone to use it with now 19 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sensational sound, funky look, great quality The B&W P3 headphones have been on my wishlist for what seems like forever, so when John Lewis had reduced the price, it was not just an impulse buy. I went for the Ferrari red ones, which is unheard of for an old chap like me, but... Just returned from 2 weeks of flying during the holiday season, where children are ever present and heard, the headphones did the job without any problem and added elements to my recorded music I had not heard before, the quality is that good. Highly recommended for all types of music, and I do have a very extensive range of tastes which are catered for by the range of the speakers within these headphones, a must for a serious music lover! 17 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Earphones Excellent sound quality, comfortable to wear, good value for money. Would recommend. 03 March 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Try Before You Buy A very well made product that has a serious quality feel to it. The sound is very neutral and so these are no good if you like a lot of bass. You need to spend a bit more to get a true hi fi sound - the B&W P5s have a much better sound but are not as portable and cost more. I would also compare with an equivalent or more expensive Sennheiser model. I don't find these very comfortable for long periods - about 90 mins is as much as I can wear them for. they fold up very neatly but the case is rather large and defeats the point. 26 November 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beware the wind! Look great and the build quality in general is good (the cable from the ear piecies to the jack is a bit light weight in that it twists and tangles very easily). Sound is good if your not into basey beats but the single most annoying thing about these headphones is that when worn in windy conditions the wind whistles as it blows past the twisted metal bars that attach the headband to the earphones. This drives me quietly nuts as I go about my business on windy days. But did I mention that they look great....... 15 September 2013
  • 2015-10-03T16:37:33.062-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvrr, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_21, tr_21
  • loc_en_US, sid_231638351, prod, sort_default
2 Next>
Headphones Buying Guide
Headphones Buying Guide

Get your head around the best sounds

  • Reduced to clear

Was  £169.95, Now  £99.95 - £169.95

Product code :


Colour :


More than 10 in stock

Additional services

  • 2 year guarantee included

Find out about Added Care