With P5 mobile hi-fi headphones, the sound you hear is completely natural – as close to the sound of the original recording as we can possibly take you. Bowers & Wilkins call it true sound, and believe that you will know it as soon as you hear it.
A closed-back design with rigid metal faceplates and sealed earpads ensures that all the detail and dynamic range of your music is kept intact, while preserving just enough ambient sound to give you a sense of place. Perfect for listening to music on the go.
P5's high-quality sound and luxury materials are supported by smart design and user-friendly features. The Made for iPod cable allows easy control of an iPod, and the microphone facilitates calls on an iPhone. The leather earpads are magnetically attached, and can be quickly removed to swap the supplied cables.
P5's earpads are crafted from high-quality leather for a gloriously luxurious fit that aids noise-isolation and audio performance. Click here to view a larger image
Some of Bowers & Wilkins' most pioneering technology has found its way into the MM-1. The tweeters, for example, incorporate the tube-loaded design first developed for the famous Nautilus speakers, which dampens resonance and produces purer high frequency sounds. You'll find the same technology in Bowers & Wilkins' studio-standard speakers, used by the likes of Abbey Road Studios.
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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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