Bowers & Wilkins has launched their first pair of headphones, the P5 which are designed to be used with the iPhone and iPod.
The B&W P5 are a pair of noise isolating headphones with a built in microphone, and they can also be used with your regular home audio equipment as well, the iPod cable can be changed for a B&W gold plated cable, which can be changed via the magnetically attached ear pads.
Some 45 years of audio experience has gone into the P5; close to five-decades of research into what true sound is. The ultimate aim of all Bowers & Wilkins products is to bring the listener as close as possible to the sound intended by the recording engineers. That is as true of the world-renowned 800 Series speakers used in the likes of Abbey Road Studio, as it is for the best sounding premium iPod® speaker available, Zeppelin. And now it’s true for Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones.
Recognizing that many mobile headphones can be tiring when listened to over extended periods, Bowers & Wilkins’ engineers at the world-famous Stenying Research Establishment have worked tirelessly to produce a headphone with a natural, unfatiguing performance. The use of specially developed ultra-linear neodymium magnets and highly optimized Mylar diaphragms provide the best possible sound quality. As always, countless hours of critical listening and tuning have played a major part in the P5’s natural and engaging performance.
The B&W P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones will go on sale in January, there is no word on pricing as yet.