“What is the compelling reason to consider the newest P5? Bluetooth — lowly Bluetooth,” Bill Henderson reports for The Gadgeteer. “Well, it was lowly. Not so much anymore. B&W has managed to keep the sound and soul of the P5 intact even after cutting the cord. And that ain’t no easy task.”
“Nothing has changed much from the P5 Series 2. The P5 Wireless uses the same upgraded speakers, sumptuous leather, comfortable headband, retro, yet modern looks and same carrying case,” Henderson reports. “Everything that was good about the P5 Series 2 is present in the P5 Wireless. The only difference is obviously Bluetooth, So let’s talk about that.”
“The P5 Wireless headphone manages to incorporate Bluetooth in a seemingly magical way. Magical because the difference between wired and wireless will only be noticeable to truly discerning ears,” Henderson reports. “I have many Bluetooth headphone which sound good, but they’re not Bowers & Wilkins good. At the risk of sounding (pun intended) snobbish, the B&W P5 Wireless headphones are in a league all their own.”
Much more in the full review here.