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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 120 reviews

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great sound, sleek look and awesome value!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    I purchased these ear buds during a sale for $119 and they've certainly proven to be an excellent product and value. The sound is rich and detailed. Their glossy black metal construction is such an impressive difference from all the cheap feeling plastic ear buds on the market. Make sure you try the different sized ear tips to get the best fit. Bottom line - this is a highly recommended product for people looking for IEMs with great sound, sleek design and a reasonable price.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing sound, decent fit.

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    So this has been my third set of headphones in the span of half a year and I am blown away with the quality. Pro: -The sound quality is very rich, sometimes it is heavier on the bass and becomes over-powering, but it's only been more noticeable with the metal genre. Otherwise, the high's are perfect and the mid's leave nothing to be desired. -The build quality feels fantastic. No cheap plastic feel or low quality rubber inserts. -They stay in quite well, I have used them in normal daily walking, as well as at the gym and they have yet to fall out. Cons: -They would be much better with tangle-free wires. It's slightly a nuisance to have to keep unraveling them when you set them down for a little while. -The loops to secure in the ears don't stay the set size as well as you would hope. They stay in well enough but sometimes feel loose. May have been better with ones that you can swap, though being able to adjust on the go has some perks. Overall, after using various Sony, Klipsch, Beats and other odd brands, these are my favorite thus far. The overall sound quality for a huge variety of music is crisp and clean and does not sound distorted. While the fit isn't perfect with the loops getting loose, they stay in quite well and I am very pleased with the C5 S2 headphones. 4.5/5 would be a more accurate option.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Impressed former audiophile

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    I just purchased my CS5 Series 2 earbuds, so this is my initial reaction to the product. 1. Overall quality - As with all B&W products, fit and finish of the earbuds is superb. The micro-bead filters add a unique look, and do seem to add an extra spaciousness to the overall sound and soundstage. While the cable is not oval or flat, it does feel robust, and tangling has not been an issue so far 2. Fit - the provided ear tips, in four sizes, allowed me ample options for finding the most secure, sound dampening fit in each ear. Taking the time to experiment with the different sizes, mixing and matching so that each ear was perfectly sealed proved extremely valuable and revealed the true quality of sound reproduction from these headphones. 3, Sound - A little experimentation allowed me to "tune" the sound specifically to my liking, and provided a more accurate response curve, one I perceived to be more in line with a very good reference loudspeaker: bass was well-defined and tight, even at the lowest frequencies. Mid-range was excellent and clear, framing both male and female vocals well. The highest frequencies were smooth and pristine. I listen to quite an eclectic mix of music, from Nu-Metal to Opera. I found these earbuds to be especially well suited for acoustic and jazz, with a clear and pure sound and spaciousness. The dynamic range was evident on classical pieces, and even impressive with Nu-Metal and classic rock tracks. Overall definition was superb, and the smooth frequency response allowed me to clearly identify previously unnoticed nuances in the various performances 4, Comfort - Overall, these are quite comfortable to wear for extended periods. Initially, I found them just slightly uncomfortable, but soon was able to concentrate solely on the music, as the earbuds became almost unnoticed. The loop worked well to provide a secure fit, and I didn't need to constantly re-adjust or re-seat the earbuds. Certainly, it's important to spend time to find the best ear tips for comfort, sound, and noise isolation. I found external noise (moderate levels) dampened to significantly lower levels, and unobtrusive when listening at reasonable volumes In summary, I'm quite impressed with the sound quality of these earbuds. In truth, they provide even better sound than many over-the-ear headphones I've tried, and are very similar to the B&W P7 set that I currently use as a reference, NOTE: I did compare sound quality with and without a USB DAC on my computer: I can say that the DAC provided a very noticeable, very positive improvement to the sound quality, with tighter, more controlled bass, and an improved soundstage. I am very pleased with this purchase, and expect the audio experience to improve as these "break in" over the next few weeks of regular use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent sounding earbuds, but...

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    First, the bad. The unusual ear loop isn't for everybody. While the loop works great in my right ear, it is uncomfortable in my left ear and tends to pull the bud out of the ideal location in my ear canal. I was able to remedy this by pulling the loop out of the channel on the ear bud, which loosened it up enough to not interfere or cause discomfort. It does take a little extra effort to insert the ear bud correctly this way, but the shifting and comfort issues are gone. This is the only reason I did not give these a 5-star rating. I would expect a tangle free cord at this price range. Soundwise, these are a bit laid back on the highs, but to be fair, I take a medication that causes ringing in my ears for a couple hours and that is likely causing the apparent (very minor) loss treble. In-line controls are for iOS, although all functions work on Android devices except volume. I have not used with a phone, so I can not speak on those functions. The good. Excellent bass, not dance club boomy, so may not suit bass heads, but presence enough that you almost feel it resonate in your chest. Voices shine through with clarity while revealing subtlety and nuance. These present a soundstage far wider than an ear bud should with sounds seeming to come from outside your head and instrument placement was clearly locatable while deep bass seemed to radiate from everywhere. Please note that if you do remove the ear loops from their channels that you properly align the buds in your ear, otherwise your ear lobes may partially block the vents on the rear of the buds. Many reviews stated that these needed a burn-in period. I listened for a while out of the box, then left them to play overnight. I can confirm that the bass became more present and not so "tight" and restrained. Don't judge these until after 12 hours or so of use. I mainly use these with my Pioneer - XDP100R digital audio player, which I highly recommend. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pioneer-xdp100rk-portable-high-resolution-digital-audio-player-black/5091408.p?skuId=5091408

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice improvement

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    I had the s1's for more than a year and really like them. They were some of the best sounding in-ear's I've heard for the price range and the only ones that stayed in my ear without being uncomfortable. My only dislike the the stiffness of the cable. Since I had the BBY warranty, when the sound went out in one ear, I took them to the store and got the s2 as the replacement. The sound is comparable and the cable is much improved over the s1. My only concern is the cable seems almost too flimsy and soft. Hopefully it holds up well, but if not its okay because I have another 2 year BBY replacement warranty. I've been through a number earphones over the years and I'm glad I finally wised up and bought the warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Performance Overall

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    I enjoy using these ear buds, the sound quality is excellent and durability compared to other brands is exceptional. The only downside I have with it is probably finding the proper ear piece to fit and stay in place. I tend to use these when running and they only stay put for so long until I have to adjust them again. But they are comfortable and I have upgraded from a basic pair of Sonys to Beats by Dre and all others under the 180$ price range and have felt these are superior in more ways I can think of. If I were to recommend a contender pair, I would recommend Bose, but their ear bud cords are too short for me and require and extensions.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Sound

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    I use the C5S2 all the time. Im constantly impressed with their ability to faithfully reproduce sounds earbuds shouldn’t be able to(bass especially). They fit the tight enough to block most noise (Air Tools, Chain Saws, ect.), and stay in place well enough. I wear them all day, 5 days a week while working. They are comfortable. I doubt they were ever intended for the levels of abuse they endure (and i have killed a few sets of them), but they do hold up well. I will continue buying them because they are the best earbuds ive owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Definitely a Keeper!!!

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    I am in love with these headphones! Before I start this review, it's VERY IMPORTANT that you TRY ALL OF THE EARPOD COVERS and get the PERFECT FIT in your ears before you judge these headphones because the SOUND QUALITY INCREASES DRASTICALLY when you have the correct cover on for your ear size. Now back to the review, over the past year I have tried: - Bose SoundLink II On-Ear (Sounded artificial with too much bass) - JBL Everest 100, JBL Everest Elite 750NC, JBL Everest 310 (I'm not hating on JBL, I actually have their car speakers and they are fantastic, but their headphones aren't as clear as I'd wished for considering their car audio is of great quality IMO) - I hate even mentioning this but I even tried the Beats Studio 3 I returned all of these still trying to find those perfect headphones, and then I came across the great reviews for Bowers & Wilkins headphones. I did my research and was debating between the P5 Series 2 and these, and decided that getting earbuds would be more portable, wouldn't be heavy for long listening, and wouldn't get hot on my ears like ear cups tend to do. I must say that I wasn't expecting the level of clarity and tight bass from these small headphones. The 9.2mm drivers in these earbuds are fantastic and it gives you the illusion that you're wearing bigger headphones than you actually are. I listen to rock and plenty of acoustic songs and the vocals are crisp, the mids are perfect, and the bass is surprisingly boomy (tight) especially on FLAC audio files. They also aren't uncomfortable in my ears like some reviewers have said, they fit comfortably if you get them adjusted correctly to your ear. Definitely give these earbuds a try, I don't think you'll regret it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Top choice - Highly recommended.

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    ***The secure ear loop may NOT fit everyone but it fit me very well after sometimes of trying. It stayed well inside and not hurt me at all. YMMV. You have to try with different size of ear tips to find the best fit and the best sound *** Bass is strong and very nice. Treble is nice, too. Mid / vocal is strong and powerful as their B&W sound signature. Sound stage and instruments separation is very nice. All the buttons work well with my iPhone. The included pouch is nice but I use the Altoids tin for better protection. In brief, this In-Ear Headphones is great looking and sound wonderful. It is well built with their B&W best sound. It is the top choice for many people and an average user like me. I bought this item at Best Buy and very happy with its quality so far. Thank you B&W and Best Buy to make this product available.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Legendary B&W performance

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    Having owned the P5, first and second generation; the Zeppelin Air and the P7, I purchased the c5 as an everyday in ear earphone. The design is unique and it takes a little bit to get used to but once in it remains firmly inside your ear. Out of the box the sound quality is nothing but excellent. Once you find the right tip to seal outside noise, you will be amazed at the amount of detail present in your music. Whether you like bass or classical or rock, these are an excellent choice, albeit not cheap, to make sure you experience your music the way it was intended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Stunning clarity

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    I recently had my Klipsch S4 headphones quit working and was looking for something better. I tried the UrBeats and they were garbage, had decent clarity in the low range but mid and high didn't have any separation. I then tried the Sony XBAH1's and was very disappointed. The sound was all over the place. It sounded like there was a ton of peaks and valleys with the roll offs between lows, mids and highs. I thought at $150 dollars It would sound better! In my last ditch effort, I was recommended these by a gentleman at Magnolia. I couldn't be happier! The sound is balanced with very little roll off effect from lows, mids and highs. You have to get the fitment correct but once that is done you will be in pure audio bliss. Even though it was a little more than what I wanted to spend, you won't regret this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent sound, odd fit

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    After reading several professional reviews online I decided to give these a try. The sound is amazing for an in ear, a little heavy on bass but not in way that overpowers everything. The soundstage is clear and wide. By far the best sounding ear bud headphones I've heard in this price range. Unfortunately I had to return them due to the fit. The cable loop that rests in your ear just didn't feel comfortable to me. For people who don't mind the fit, these are excellent headphones and highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Outstanding in ear headphones

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    Wanted to replace my Marley Prople Get Ready IE headphones. I liked them because of the bass. I like a lot of heavy bass!!!! Tried the B&W because of the unique fit/design and reviews say they had good bass and specs say response is 10-20000 hz. These headphones are outstanding. The bass is heavy and clear. I thought the Marleys had good bass (they do) but the bass in the B&W is MUCH clearer and defined. All frequencies seems to be reproduced equally well. The fit is great and the loops prevent ear fatigue. Just find the right tip that is slightly larger than your ear canal and your good to go. Sound isolation is better than some phones with active noise cancellation. For $150 they are fantastic. The Beats suck in my opinion. I also tried some of the Shure SE 846 ($1000). I am no audiophile but I know what I like and to me, the B&W are as good as the Shures for 1/7th the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great value headphones

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

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    Pretty good headphones and good value buy. I havent had much of an issue with popping out which is usually my biggest complaint with this type of headphones and the sound aint bad either so pretty happy with this pick up.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Quality Earbuds Ever!

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    I was hesitant initially to purchase, not being able to hear sound quality prior as they were not in store. After receiving over 3 years ago, I must say listening to these during my morning workout today, I am still amazed how these buds have endured and sound just as crisp and clear as the day I received them. Definitely worth the price.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great sound and super comfortable

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    For those who want great sound and an earbud form factor, the Bowers and Wilkins C5s are a viable choice. I'm quite critical of sound quality at times, and found these earbuds to be well above average with crisp sound and an extremely comfortable design. The adjustment on each earbud allows you to get an exact fit for your ear. I would love a wireless version closer to this price point!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Earphones for the price

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    Really love these earphones. I have the Bowers & Wilkins over ears and these have a similar "warm" sound. They obviously don't have the level of detail etc. as the over ears, but they are great for walking around town! The ear loop may not be for everyone, but after a little bit of initial discomfort they have "adjusted" to my ears and fit real nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good but Wireless

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    I like these headphones a lot snug to the ears and tunes things out when I'm studying. Only thing I ran into the issue where I accidentally forgot they weren't Bluetooth and yanked my phone of the treadmill fully my fault.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Simply the best!

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    Fantastic earbuds, had a few months to try them out and really break them in and they truly are impressive. Even with a garbage source like my Note 3, these things shine! They are very bass heavy at times but I listen to a variety of music and I'll leave some impressions by song/artist below. But, I will openly say I would call myself an audiophile, but I am not the type of audiophile who buys into marketing gimmicks like wires and other stuff to make myself feel fancy. As far as comfort goes, these are the most comfortable earbuds that actually stay in that I have used, I wear them to the gym and have no issues as far as falling out goes, and no problems with discomfort. I do acknowledge that I have large, goofy ears and that may be part of why I have no issues with comfort. Make Them Suffer-Elegies: I am a huge metal head so naturally my first song is one of my favorites by an incredible band. This song is a heartwrenching tale of how the vocalist has lost someone dear to him and these earbuds make it easy to feel that emotion. His gutwrenching screams have all the emotion that was meant to be packed into them, the piano has all the dismal tones it should, the cymbals crash, the bass kicks, and the breakdowns are as explosive and furious as they should be. Only complaint is that during the bass drop of the breakdown the bass is a bit overpowering at the "sweet spot" for these buds. Great experience, Hans Zimmer-I listened to two soundtracks, Interstellar and The Dark Knight. These really shine on well recorded classical type music, the deep string instruments are very powerful as well as the horns. All the high notes are captured and the soundstage manages to be very airy for earbuds. Incredible. Magna Carta Holy Grail- I really don't listen to much rap, but I know many people do. This song is well produced and it shows on these earbuds. The bass in it sounds clean without being overpowering, JT's voice is clear, Jay-Z's lyrics are easy to understand, and the piano is beautiful. Really great earbuds, as someone without over ten pairs, my favorite. Sound is relative, but these are very balanced for any music and I'd venture to say have enough bass to make a basshead happy with some EQ tweaks.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Comfort and great sound, worth the price.

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    These are earbuds for people who hate earbuds and love quality sound. I tried various earbuds in the past and have been repeatedly disappointed by inferior sound and discomfort. As a result, I always returned to my Bose Quiet Comfort headphones. But not after purchasing these. I exclusively use my Bowers & Wilkins C7 earbuds. Sound: These earbuds have sound quality equivalent or exceeding anything I have previously tried. The buds work together seamlessly and create a deep, full sound with range. You can differentiate between instruments and you cannot tell which ear certain instruments are coming from because it feels like the entire band is in your head. Comfort: The earbuds have an adjustable loop and four different cups for fitting the earbuds comfortably in the ear. When properly fitted, these will not slip or fall out when walking, running or through general use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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