C5 noise-isolating in-ear headphones bring you amazingly natural acoustics and fit so comfortably and securely you'll hardly be aware you're wearing them. Bowers & Wilkins unique Micro Porous Filter system makes sure that sound is open, spacious and full of rich, lifelike detail. So you can truly lose yourself in unadulterated sound, even when you're on the move.
Secure Loop design
They feature Bowers & Wilkins innovative Secure Loop design - loops of plastic-coated wire that curl around the inner rim of your ears and hold the in-ear headphones firmly in place. The C5s are also Tungsten Balanced, meaning that the headphones are weighted towards your ears, rather than away from them, for optimized noise isolation.
Made for iPhone
C5's MFI remote and microphone make the headphones the perfect match for your iPod or iPhone. They also come with a quilted carrying pouch.
C5's unique Micro Porous Filter acts as a sonic diffuser, allowing the headphones to sound open, even while they isolate external noise. Click here to view a larger image
C5's snug fit allows them to isolate external noise, while also keeping your music quiet to people sitting next to you – perfect for the commute into work. Click here to view a larger image
Whatever Bowers & Wilkins make, the goal is the same: the most natural, realistic sound possible. With C5, you can take true sound with you wherever you go. C5 is a mixture of long-held acoustic principles and technological advances, key among which is the Micro Porous Filter. Together with C5's noise-isolating design, this allows users to lose themselves in flawless audio.
Micro Porous Filter
If you want a spacious sound, you need room to breathe. Not a problem for a large speaker, but quite a challenge for a set of headphones small enough to fit in your ears. With C5 in-ear headphones, Bowers & Wilkins engineers got around the problem with the Micro Porous Filter. Hundreds of microscopic steel balls act as a sonic diffuser, opening up the sound and making music feel remarkably rich and expansive.
C5's snug fit and stunningly realistic sound means you can forget the rest of the world and lose yourself in music. At the same time, these in-ear headphones let in just enough ambient noise to allow you to retain your sense of place. Perfect for listening to music when you're out and about.
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Bowers & Wilkins history
Nautilus was the result of a five-year research into creating the perfect loudspeaker. Many technologies developed in this project, are now found in all Bowers & Wilkins products. Click here to see a larger image
In leading recording studios around the world, music that will soon be heard everywhere is first heard through Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers. In London's world-famous Abbey Road Studios, all three main studios use Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series speakers to capture the output of the world's biggest selling artists.
Every discovery Bowers & Wilkins' scientists make in their dedicated Research and Development facility make influences how speakers all over the world are designed and built. Technologies such as Nautilus Tapering Tubes and Flowport start life in their high-end loudspeakers, but are also important factors in the likes of Zeppelin Air and their headphone range.
Doing it from day one
When John Bowers set up Bowers & Wilkins in 1966, experimentation in sound and recording was escalating rapidly. It was the time of Sergeant Pepper and Pet Sounds, and Bowers had a pioneering spirit to match. His ambition was revolutionary for the day, and remains so: to create a loudspeaker that neither adds nor takes away from the music. Bowers & Wilkins has been exploring the world of sound ever since. And they'll never settle for less than perfection.
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