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5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Fit, 7 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones  B&W - Black (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
One of the most important factors for me when choosing new earphones is how well they fit, not only for comfort but to ensure there is as little sound leakage as possible, in addition a better fit will determine the quality of sound you hear within, in particular bass levels.

Bowers & Wilkins are actually a brand I had known for years from their excellent speaker designs and this is their second entry into the headphone / earphone market. After reading many reviews I was sold on the "secure loop design" whereby an innovative, adjustable loop sits just under the ridge of your ear to ensure a secure and comfortable fit that doesn't cause any discomfort over time. Added to this, the weighty tungsten design of the earpiece helps to keep the earpiece well inside the ear.

The design is simply stunning, a real winner and like nothing else around.

Four soft rubber tips are available for you to wear to find the best size fit and as always its essential you do as it immediately becomes apparent which is the correct one as your head is filled with the booming low end that these phones emit, you may find it necessary to lower the equalizer settings on your player as some tracks may sound bloated on initial use.

The Bowers & Wilkins C5's have been designed to provide an open sound which may not feel right inside your head as with most earphones but rather a wide, natural sound stage, this for me actually gives it that bigger, concert like performance. Your head is filled with deep baselines, crisp highs and luscious tones, vocals are enriched and the whole sound stage is a joy to listen to.

The earphone cord contains controls for "i" products if this is your thing and a snazzy case is also thrown in for keeping the earphones safe.

Lets be honest the price you pay for these is premium, however these are by no means expensive compared to some available on the market BUT without doubt the research that has been done to come up with the design and sound reproduction is obvious upon opening up and experiencing the music that flows through, they really are a perfect fit.
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