• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and rich sound!

    • Written by from Belo Horizonte

    Hello, I recently bought this headphones in the white version.

    They are beautiful and the sound is amazingly good and detailed.

    I also own a Bose Quiet Confort 15 headphones, and is hard to tell which one is better. But the B&W is more pleasant to use since the noise canceling feature can cause some annoying feeling.

    I recommend this product to everyone who wants to enjoy rich, balanced and detailed sound. In order to extract the maximum potential I recommend use with high quality sources, like Apple Lossless Audio, Flac or 320 kbps mp3.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb Headphones!!!

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I purchased the Bowers and Wilkins P3 headphones around a month ago. Let me start off by saying that the sound quality is second to none. I have tested almost every option from Beats to Bose, and Bowers and Wilkins as a company stands apart. Being an avid user of the more expensive Bowers and Wilkins P5, ($300), I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. While comparing the two, (P5 & P3), there is a subtle difference in the music clarity. However, in every other way, the P3's match the P5's. Constructed of rubber and medal, the P3's build quality excellent build quality is evident. Everything you touch and feel is impeccable; these headphones are tuned to reproduce crisp sound regardless of the genre. Well done Bowers and Wilkins!! The P3 and P5 are the best headphones on the market.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You have to hear it to believe it!

    • Written by from Orleans

    Just tried these at the Apple store and the sound quality is phenomenal! It is light, comfortable, and fits well! Compared to the P5 (fortunately they were side by side at the store), they both sounded amazing but the P3 was more lively and balanced and it delivered warmer tones. The P5 sounded thinner and lacking on the bass. Not knowing the price and model numbers at first, I actually thought the P5 was the cheaper and lower model! I then tried the Beats Studio and the P3 simply blew it away! You have to hear it to believe it!

    45 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bye bye Bose, Hello B&W!

    • Written by from Verdun

    If you are looking for sound quality and do not care about price, design and weight, by all means, go with Bose Quietcomfort 15. But B&W P3 is one of the best headphones under $200, it has passive noise cancelling as compared to Bose's active. Personally, I didn't see a huge difference, I used it in Metro, Gym, and coffee shop, B&W P3 performed beautifully. As for sound quality, if you are a fan of electronic music, you are in for a treat! As for comfort, it is so light, sometimes you don't even feel it, I was wearing for 3 hours straight, I didn't feel any discomfort. Last but not the least, the design is just breathtaking, especially the white one.

    If you are still hesitating, I would say go for it! You would not regret your decision!

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very impressive sound quality, reasonable price

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    I've been using the standard Apple white ear buds in an open office for a whilte to listen to music and block noise. These B&W P3 headphone are a huge step up from the ear buds. I was thinking of getting the P5, but thought they were too expensive, and didn't really want total noise blocking. The P3's are a nice trade-off, not totally isolating, with fantastic sound, and a reasonable price. Very cool styling as a bonus..

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Los Angeles

    These headphones are astounding overall. These B&W are great for their price stylish, comfortable, compact, and deliver great sound. These are very small and easy to carry. They are also very comfortable and because of their lightweight design, you can use them for hours without them hurting your head. They have a brushed aluminum on the side of the speakers and actually provide some noise cancelation These really do, sound great, but at times I felt the sound wasn't quite there with the bass. These headphones really shine on songs with acoustics. The P3's are a step down from the P5's, but for ultimate sound quality, I'd recommend you go with the P5's.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Sounding and Looking

    • Written by from Lockport

    I bought these for travel / work and they truly deliver. The sound is warm and comforting because of how natural and untainted they've made it. The acoustic cloth transmits sound with perfection while sitting so comfortably on my ears that it's hard to tell that I'm wearing anything.

    Other perks include the hard shell case that will certainly protect the things, the magnetic ear cups, incredibly elegant design and the useful and pointedly understated control-talk (not so in-your-face like many other headphones).

    If you want to look professional while receiving perfect sound and comfort, I highly recommend these.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Sound and Design

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    This was my first purchase of high-end headphones, and I could not be happier with my decision. After testing out Harmon Kardon, Bose, and Beats, the Bowers & Wilkins P3 had the perfect mix of highs, mids, and lows. It is not overpowering with bass like the Beats Solo HD. I listen to a variety of music spanning from Jazz to Progressive House, and these headphones fit the bill wonderfully. Futhermore, these headphones are portable and incredibly comfortable. Mixed with elegant looks and durable construction, the B&W P3 was the perfect combination of sound and estethics. I highly recommend these headphones to anyone looking to truly appreciate quality audio.

    77 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Telluride

    In the past 2 months I have tried so many headphones it makes my head spin. On ear, over the ear, open, closed, it's rediculous how many there are and all fail at some measure. Uncomfortable, no highs, too much base, no mids, it goes on and on. The P3 get its right at every turn. Comfort, oustanding definition ( I found the base a bit strong but easy to adjust for). Rich full sound, controls and mic on cord, compact and sturdy. I do not think for portbale use there is another product even close.
    You owe iot to yourself to at least try these beauties!

    78 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of the $199 headphones.

    • Written by from Tinley Park

    For the past month I've been on a mission to find the best pair of headphones under $200. I've tried the Bose OEI2, the Harman Kardon CL's and the Beats Solo. As a previous owner of the P5's I couldn't wait to give these a try.

    I'm at about 8 hours of listening, and they definitely need a bit of a burn-in, but once they opened up I was amazed at the quality.

    It seems to be more and more difficult to find headphones that do not "color" frequencies (The beats do this terribly. Far too much bass. Gives me a headache.) Even the HKCL's did this. I'm glad that B&W do their best to deliver the music as naturally as possible without adding harsh treble or pumped up bass. The music the P3's deliver is exceptional. Even the midrange (which is the most difficult frequency to deliver in headphones) is exceptional.

    The build quality is on-par with the audio quality. Amazing. They fit well, look great, and the case (although a bit plasticy and not "high end") will certainly keep them safe. They're easily portable (much more so than the HKCL's) and seem to be built to last.

    Without a doubt these are the best $199 headphones I've ever owned.

    147 of 160 people found this useful