Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 On-Ear Headphones, Black

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Raising sound quality to new levels, the Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 on-ear noise isolating headphones will let you get closer to your favourite music. The P5 Series 2 draws on 45 years of Bowers & Wilkins hi-fi innovation and expertise, adding an all-new drive unit design that enhances sound quality while high quality materials ensure a luxuriously comfortable fit.

Your own personal concert on the go
The P5 Series 2 retains the understated, comfortable style and luxurious leather ear pads from previous generations while raising the bar on sound quality thanks to an all-new drive unit design. Sound is brilliantly open and spacious with powerful yet natural, controlled bass, while the subtle details are brought to life.

Advanced engineering
Incredible audio craftsmanship has gone into making the P5 Series 2 sound incredible. The drivers are designed to work like those in a Hi-Fi speaker, providing more precise, controlled movement that results in an astonishing leap forward in high fidelity sound quality.
The ear pads feature an acoustically optimised grille pattern that allows air to move freely through the pads, reducing acoustic impedance to a minimum to deliver the best of comfort and audio quality.
The P5 Series 2 has also been tuned by the experts responsible for Bowers & Wilkins's flagship speaker systems, ensuring that you'll be enjoying sound that has been finely tuned to perfection.

Polished design
P5 Series 2 has been crafted from aluminium and supple sheep's leather with ultra soft cushioning that helps it feel remarkably soft and comfortable while still ensuring maximum durability.
The ear pads are held in place by magnets, making them secure when in use, but easily removable if you need to replace them or change the cable. This way, you won't need to buy new headphones if your pads gets damaged because you can simple replace them.
P5 Series 2 comes with two cables. A high quality, gold-plated 3.5mm minijack plug is ideal for use with hi-fi systems, computers or portable music players, while an Apple-approved remote and microphone cable makes it easy to take calls and control your iPhone on the go.

In the box:
P5 Series 2 On-Ear Headphones
Remote and microphone cable
Universal cable
Quilted carry case

Please note: The remote and mic are supported by iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch 2nd generation & later & all iPad models. The remote is supported by all iPod Classics, iPod Nano 4th generation & later & iPod Shuffle 3rd generation & later.
The universal cable will work with all devices with a 3.5mm socket.
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NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Noise Reduction 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.


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If you’ve changed your mind about keeping your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase and we’ll exchange or refund it. Unless faulty, this should be within 35 days of receiving your order. By original condition, we’d expect this to mean that you’ve kept packaging and labels, and that the item is undamaged and unused.

You can return for free 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

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