BOWERS AND WILKINS (B&W) P5 S2 HiFi Headphones - Black

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BOWERS AND WILKINS (B&W) P5 S2 HiFi Headphones - Black
Warranty Period: 2 years Sold as: Single Unit


Get closer to your favourite music with P5 Series 2. The latest edition features an all-new drive unit design that raises sound quality to new levels, while high quality materials ensure a luxuriously comfortable fit. Think of it as your own personal concert – to go.

Introducing the latest edition of our classic on-ear noise-isolating headphones. This edition retains the original’s understated style and luxurious leather ear pads, while raising the bar for sound quality thanks to an all-new drive unit design.

The result is a whole new standard for on-ear headphone acoustics. The sound is wonderfully open and spacious. Bass is powerful but also natural and controlled. Subtle details are revealed and brought to life.

You’ll forget the headphones, and just feel the music.




Hi-Fi Drive Units

The drivers in P5 Series 2 are designed to work like those in a Hi-Fi speaker, with a more precise, controlled movement.
The result? A giant leap forward in sound quality.


Acoustically-Optimised ear pads

P5 Series 2's ear pads feature an acoustically optimised grille pattern. This allows air to move freely through the pads, reducing acousting impedance to a minimum.


Tuned by Experts

Tuning requires fine judgement and an expert set of ears. For P5 Series 2, we've relied on the best ears in the business, using the same tuning team responsible for our flagship 800 Series speakers.


High-Quality materials

P5 Series 2 is crafted from aluminium and supple sheep's leather, for maximum comfort and durability. Ultra-soft cushioning makes them very easy on the ears.


Detachable Pads

P5 Series 2's ear pads are held in place with magnets. So you can easily detach them to change the cable, or replace them if they get damaged. Why buy new headphones when all you need is a new set of pads?


Made for iPhone

P5 Series 2 is the perfect partner for your iPhone. It comes with an easy to use, Apple-approved microphone cable, for taking calls and controlling your device on the move.



Model P5 Series 2
Description On-Ear Headphones
Technical Features Nylon Damped Diaphragm
Changeable ear cushions
Detachable Cable
Folding (Flatable) Design
Damping foam
Inputs 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack (CTIA 4-pole)
Drive Units 2x ø40mm (1.6in) full range
Frequency Range 10Hz to 20kHz
Impedance 22 Ohms
Distortion (THD) <0.4% (1kHz/10mW)
Sensitivity 108dB/V at 1kHz
Max Input Power 50mW
Cable Length 1.2m
Net Weight 195g
Apple Compatibility The remote and mic are supported by iPhone 3GS and later, iPod Touch 2nd generation & later, iPad all models. The remote is supported by iPod Classic all models, iPod Nano 4th generation & later, iPod Shuffle 3rd generation & later.




Please note, any reviews that show a dollar value are not in AUD, some may have their own online stores. Purchase from overseas would not give you Australian warranty, and may be affected by import taxes.

eCoustics - January 2015

"These audiophile-grade headphones are a must-buy for anyone serious about hearing music the way it was intended. So long as you have the money, there's not much else in the on-ear market that can match this package at this price point."

TechRadar - February 2015

"The Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2 try their darndest to make the case that less is more. The culmination of premium materials and striking design make the P5 Series 2 an undeniably lavish offering for audio lovers and minimalists alike."

What Hi-Fi? - February 2015

"With P5 Series 2, B&W has finally hit the jackpot: a fantastic pair of cans that are hugely entertaining to listen to."

PC Mag - September 2014

"The P5 Series 2 handsome design and comfortable fit are just extra perks—and it easily earns our Editors' Choice award. They're both extremely comfortable and output gorgeous audio with deep, rich lows and excellent definition in the highs."

Techware Labs - December 2014

"I found the P5 Series 2 was overall an exceptional experience. They are a pleasure to wear and use on a regular basis. Given the experience of listening to them has spoiled me for other small portable headsets. At the end of the day that’s really the conclusion, the P5 Series 2 headset was so good that I found myself taking it with me over other options. It has excellent construction, an attractive build, and wonderful audio. You wont be disappointed in your purchase of the P5 Series 2 from Bowers & Wilkins."

Truly Net

"The bottom line: there are few on-ear pairs this size, at any price, that sound as good. Bowers & Wilkins kept everything that worked, and tweaked the audio formula a bit, updating the engine essentially. And the P5 Series 2s deserve to be heard." - November 2014

"B&W is well-known for detailed, comfortable headphones that are capable of notable aural magnificence. The P5 Series 2 on-ears live up to that tradition: They're comfortable, stylish, and sound great."

ChipChick - October 2014

"Same great design with a high-end luxury appeal, ear cups have been redesigned for better air flow and comfort, the addition of the same drivers currently in the P7 headphones mean the P5 Series 2 headphones sound even better than they look. Listeners will look slick and rich in these headphones, and the better sound performance only enhances their appeal."

Wired - October 2014

"For the combination of sound, comfort, and style, the P5 Series 2 is my new go-to headphone."