P5 Wireless - launched first impressions


Bowers & Wilkins has launched it’s first wireless headphone with aptX Bluetooth technology. Offering all the power, precision and true Hi-Fi sound of the renowned P5 S2 headphone, but with the added advantage of high-quality wireless streaming.

Bowers & Wilkins, the British loudspeaker company noted for bringing its knowledge and experience of acoustic excellence to the headphone category for the first time with the highly regarded P5 headphones, now announces P5 Wireless – the latest in convenience headphone listening without any compromise in audio quality.

P5 Wireless are Bowers & Wilkins first Bluetooth® headphones, and offer all the power, precision and true Hi-Fi sound of the renowned P5 Series 2 headphones – the same luxurious materials and solid build quality – but with the added advantage of high-quality wireless streaming.

Using the same Bluetooth aptX® technology that helped deliver fantastic audio for the Bowers & Wilkins T7, P5 Wireless are capable of reproducing the best possible sound that your device (whether it is a smartphone, tablet or computer) is able to deliver.

P5 Wireless are simple to connect to a compatible device, and also feature intuitive controls that allow users to not only play/pause and skip music but also answer calls without fuss. They also feature two microphones, which helps deliver great telephony audio in addition to fantastic music playback.

P5 Wireless’ rechargeable battery lasts a class-leading 17 hours before a charge is required. And thanks to a supplied USB cable, charging from a computer is a breeze. If a cable is preferred to wireless listening, one is supplied in the box along with a padded carry case.

The luxurious leather and aluminium materials and discreet, timeless design will be familiar to those who know the P5 Series 2, but with P5 Wireless people who demand the freedom of wire-free listening can enjoy Bowers & Wilkins sound quality for the first time. 

P5 Wireless headphones are winning over critics and audio fans across the world. 

First impressions are now in...

What Hi-Fi? has already given five stars to the P5 Wireless headphones saying: “The P5 Wireless is an executive armchair for your ears, the epitome of portable elegance and a sure way to look and feel smart next to the masses of primary-coloured plastic on the bus.”

Online technology specialist sites love P5 Wireless. Pocket-lint’s first impressions was “it looks like the British audio company’s first foray into the world of wire-free cans was well worth the wait.”

T3 has said: “they sounded great” and “connection stability seemed solid too”. PC Advisor said: “They deliver a balanced, well-defined soundstage with enough bass to satisfy without being overpowering. Similarly, the top-end is crisp without being harsh. Whatever style of music you prefer, the P5 Wireless should be able to put a smile on your face.”

Mainstream media have also been effusive about the P5 Wireless headphones. The Daily Star boldly states “Britain’s best headphones just got better”, and The Huffington Post said: “These are probably the best Bluetooth headphones we’ve ever used.” The Mirror gave a five-star rating saying “They are crisp, well-balanced and with enough bass to keep even the hardiest of dubstep fans satisfied.”

Meanwhile Dutch site HiFi carried out some consumer research by asking people on the streets in Antwerp (Belgium) to test and experience the P5 Wireless and received a great response.

We think these first impressions are looking good. We will keep you updated as to when you can expect the P5 Wireless in store.

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