|Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones look pretty slick!|
I recently bought a pair of Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones. I had heard about them through a friend of mine who said that they sounded amazing. I had seen them on display before in various Apple stores but had never really tested them out. As you know from my previous posts, I am very interested in music, and it takes up a large chunk of my life. If it weren't for music, I'm not sure what I would do.
About a week ago, I decided to go check them out, and possibly buy them. I made sure to bring my iPod into the store with me, because lets be real, no one listens to the music that they have as demos. I plugged them into my iPod and played a variety of music to test out the bass, depth, vocals, and other such things. I played genres such as: Rock, House, Metal, Rap/Hip-Hop, and Ambient music. Overall they had amazing depth, vocals, and the bass was pretty good. Obviously if all you are concerned with is bass (like most teenagers these days) then you might be better off buying some Beats. Gross.
I went to the shelf and picked up a pair and proceeded to check out. I'm going to be straight with your guys and say that they DID cost ~$300, however they ARE a wonderful pair of headphones. I was reading through the little booklet they gave me in the package and saw that the material that sits on your ears is New Zealand sheep skin leather. Pretty damn fancy! And the cone inside the actual speaker is made of Kevlar. So if you ever get shot in the ear, you're pretty much set.
There are a couple of things included in the package. There are the headphones with their original cable that has a microphone on it, along with volume adjustment buttons. Also it comes with another cord that you can easily switch out with the original cord, the 2nd one does not have the microphone or buttons. It comes with an adapter for larger AUX ports, such as ones that you might find in a recording studio. Along with all that, it comes with a pretty nice case, although it does look a bit girly. The best part of all this is that you get 3 months of free access to the Bowers & Wilkins Music Download Manager, which you can use to download tons of lossless audio files. If you don't know what lossless audio is, it is the highest quality music file type. So you get the perfect music to test your brand new headphones out with! Isn't that great? One last cool feature about these headphones is that the leather earpieces are magnetic, so it is super easy to take them off and replace the cable, or replace the piece if need be. That's the first time I have ever seen THAT on a pair of headphones.
Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with these headphones. I think that they were a good investment and would recommend them to anyone looking to buy high quality headphones.