The Bowers and Wilkins P5 Wireless on-the-ear headphones are is the wireless edition of the P5 Series 2 headphones which enable you to access your phone through the wireless function for those who would want to stream music from there. So let’s get to the Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless Headphones Review.
There is no real change on the design on this one; it closely resembles its predecessor and as expected, you will have to pay more for this variety.
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless Headphones Review: Design and Function
The cups are rectangular in shape with oval metal plates fixed above them. The other parts of Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless Headphones, Black are chrome plated, leather or steel.
The headband, upper part and wearing surface are made of leather; partly from sheep’s skin and partly from other protein sources.
Though this is the case, it is hard to notice this by merely looking at it. Plastic control buttons are also available on the right cup and what is rather interesting in this case, is that a single press on any of the buttons will not yield any result. This prompts one to use the other hand to hold the cup to do this for the control functions to respond.
This may be rather uncomfortable for users who have used other headphones with control functions that responded with a single press. The other side of the coin is that, it might be a way of preventing accidental presses on these buttons.
Packaging and Comfort
The packaging of the Bowers and Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones is simple but good enough to protect the contents inside. As you get the headphones out of the package, you realize that they have a characteristic light weight and for the initial use, you should expect some discomfort before the headband gets to relax, after being used for some time.
That means that those who wear glasses will have a hard time coping with these in the initial stages, because they tend to press your ears against the frame of your glasses and this may cause some aches on you.
Summary These headphones are expensive for anyone looking for ordinary headphones and they will not be the best option if you have a tight budget. It doesn’t make sense to bear with the initial discomfort that these headphones cause when there are other options that do not give you the nasty experience, but you should also not close your eyes to the fact that these headphones have caps designed to keep off external sounds, thus giving you a good audio experience without having to turn up the volume.