Go anywhere, do anything, enjoy your music. P3 headphones offer the perfect balance of portability and performance, stylish design and versatility. Bowers & Wilkins most pocketable on-ear headphones feature unique engineering innovations to ensure small still sounds absolutely beautiful – with a natural and spacious audio performance. With four bold colour options, P3 also lets you stand out from the crowd, accessorise or add to your personal style. P3 looks stunning anywhere.
There is more to P3 ear pads than meets the eye. The bespoke fabric covering provides acoustic transparency in the centre, while perfectly sealing edges for better bass and noise isolation.
For natural-sounding response and exceptional clarity for headphones this size, we redesigned the driver, including diaphragm, from the ground up. And designed a unique damping system to control speaker cone movement.
Bowers & Wilkins most portable on-ear headphones required many engineering innovations to ensure the perfect balance of size and audio quality. The result sounds spectacular and folds to fit easily in a pocket or purse.
P3 ear pads are made from heat-sensitive memory foam that moulds to the shape of your ears, becoming increasingly more comfortable, while enhancing sound quality. They are also removable for cleaning or replacement.
P3 comes with a Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad cable with inline remote control and microphone. It also comes with a universal audio cable, compatible with all phones, tablets, and portable devices.
P3s smart, easy-fold design means they slip easily into a pocket or purse, or in its bespoke clamshell case. No need to worry about it getting bounced about in a rucksack or carry-on luggage.
Technical Features Dynamic driver
Mylar damped laminate diaphragm
iPhone compatible remote control cable (OFC)
Universal cable (OFC)
Changeable ear cushions
Protective hard case
Description Mobile supra aural headphone Drive Units 2x Ø30mm Impedance 34 ohms Frequency Range 10Hz to 20kHz Distortion (THD) 1mW <1% for 20Hz-20KHz <0.1% for 1KHz Max. Input Power 50mW Sensitivity 111dB/V at 1kHz Inputs 3.5mm stereo mini jack (on cable)
2.5mm mini jack (on Headphone)
Height 165mm folded out, 105mm folded in Width 150mm Depth 48mm Cable Length 1.2m Weight 130g Finish Enclosure: Custom fabric and aluminium Model P3 Apple Compatibility
Audio is support by all iPod models. Includes universal cable for audio only use with computers, phones and music players with a standard headphone output.
The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS and later, iPad and iPad 2. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation or later).
DetailsPlease note: All prices in reviews are not in Australian Dollars. Purchasing from overseas will likely result in additional import taxes and no local warranty. Many of the reviews here were written up in 2012/2013, and since then, prices have fluctuated. Prices in these reviews can not be used as they are out of date.TAS Editors Choice - February 2015
"Compact, ergonomically satisfying , and beautifully made. Neautrally balanced and harmonically correct, the P3 has a midrange our reviewer described as a thing of beauty, staking out that elusive middle ground between too warm and rich, and too lean and analytical."Reviewed.com - June 2013
"The P3s are a competitive high-end contender for shoppers with a sartorial eye and a commute that won't stop. The P3's produce very desirable sound for the balanced music listener. These headphones produce even, ideal sound."Wired - September 2012
"The P3s still sound excellent, and they deliver enough pleasure — auditory and otherwise — to justify the price tag."Gadget Review - July 2012
"Bowers & Wilkins say the P5 is for “mobile” use, but they’re an additional part of my home theater and computer audio sections now. If the Brits had attacked the colonies with headphones like the P3 instead of guns, we’d all be happily drinking tea right now."Sound + Vision - May 2012
"B&W really nailed the design of the P3 — it’s comfortable, practical, and looks terrific. We also dig the sound; I’m sure I’ll be using these a lot just ’cause they’re so easy to listen to for long periods of time."What HI-Fi - May 2012
"How do the P3s sound? Brilliant. They’re a punchy, exciting listen, brimming with vigour and keen to please. Low frequencies have a remarkable sense of not only weight but depth too. The P3s display a Messi-like sense of control: delivery is as precise as you could wish for in a headphone at this price."TechHive - May 2013
"B&W’s P5 has been a hit critical and commercial hit. Its design, comfort, and sound make it a good value."Gizmodo.com - August 2012
"Build quality is exceptional, a bounty of positive onomatopoeias: The 'phones fold up with a positive click; magnetic earpads catch hold of their cups with a satisfying thunk; the black, taco-shaped hard case snaps shut like it's trying to bite off your finger."