One unique Bowers & Wilkins C5 is an unusual way of wearing, and maybe someone is uncomfortable.
Prices for headphones-plugs in recent times do not please. Probably, the reason lies in the fact that at the slightest jump in the dollar, the price per unit of product reacts very, very quickly. That’s why there is no special reason to buy freshly baked gadgets of the world of modern musical equipment. Exactly the same can be said about our next guest – Bowers & Wilkins C5 FIRST generation. Why did not they take a look at the newer version and what is the old editorial delight? Answers will be found below.
At the time of the release of the Bowers & Wilkins C5 was little known with any doubt? It was the fall of 2011. At that time, the audience firmly “sat” on the model SENNHEISER CX 300-II. In truth, these headphones are indeed wonderful, although they are aimed at a certain category of genres. What then, is that now the price difference between the two “gags” remains very serious. Well, at the time of the release was completely unacceptable. For the fifth “C” asked for something about 8000 rubles. This was explained by the increased comfort of the product, convenient transportation options, beautiful innovative design and high-quality sound. Is it so?
Design and Construction Bowers & Wilkins C5
The device is provided in the form of a small box in black. “Opening the patient” you will see the headset itself. Well, did you appreciate her attractive appearance? One has only to imagine that this kit will soon have to be folded back into the box and immediately embraces anxiety. In our work it’s always like that – you open the box with the device. The review writes about it and everything seems to be great. But as soon as the article takes its rightful place, so a mild sadness creeps into the soul. There’s nothing to be done about it. Do not buy up all the “gadgets” for personal use?!
In the Bowers & Wilkins C5, in the same box, there was an interesting suede case, a couple of nozzles for headphones and, of course, paper documentation, which is generally not very useful. Well, or kill flies. All nozzles are made in the same manner, the same size and shape, which is a bit strange for an expensive specimen. The manufacturer claims that the model has an excellent sound, but they did not mention the contents of the box. Therefore, everything presented can be called a pleasant surprise addition. Although … For such money, it is understandable! By the way, bundling is part of brand marketing. A similar set you will find in almost all the headphones of this firm, including the previously mentioned BOWERS & WILKINS P7.
The cable at the headset does not get mixed up again, looks durable and not too flexible so it will last a long time, that’s for sure. The braid of silver color also looks solid, all the other additional elements in dark colors, including the headphones themselves. It also looks durable, but the standard plug is easily connected to the iPhone. In general, speaking directly, these headphones were initially optimized for the needs of users of Apple devices. But it does not say anything. Headphones also show themselves well with products from other manufacturers.
It is worth noting the non-standard case. The base itself is metal, inside the necessary details. During walking, it is possible to insert them into the grooves on the body, for this, slide down the plastic tubes. But this function is not very clear to me, ears will not decrease.
The design is not bad. In the rear part is according to the manufacturer’s description microporous filter, further from the official site.
“To get the surround sound, you need the right volume. In large speakers this is normal, but in small headphones, this is a problem. But we in the C5 model implemented the technology with a microporous filter. It contains micro-balls and dissipates the sound, after which it becomes more open and clean.”
All this certainly sounds dubious for just a man, but the balls there really are visible. The cable is not very long, because of design and assembly you will not reproach. The price is fully justified.
Wearing Method: Bowers & Wilkins C5
In the beginning, I was confused, because everyone knows the device wearing headphones with a shackle. But when I realized that the left arch would do just that for the right ear, I did not understand a little. As it turned out, it was a fixator in the ear, for this it needs to be turned slightly to get a correct landing. Really interesting and comfortable working time, you do not feel any inconvenience.
Remote Control: Bowers & Wilkins C5
There is tube with three buttons, multifunction key, and volume control. It seemed to me that they are tight, and it will be difficult to get used to. The microphone is present, everything works fine.
Sound: Bowers & Wilkins C5
I do not know how you feel about the Bowers & Wilkins brand, but the company almost immediately inspired confidence and respect for yourself. In this model, the engineers tried and got really good and high-quality sound. The sound does not look like something happening around, but it feels like it’s surrounded you. Pleases universality, as different genre tracks headphones produce the same good. Emotions after listening to music in C5 are very positive, there’s nothing to complain about. So, B & W engineers on this model can say many thanks, as they have successfully worked on creating such a stable and universal sound. It is not necessary to doubt, with the sound of the model, there are no problems.
Conclusions: Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bowers & Wilkins C5 is an unusual way of wearing, and maybe someone is uncomfortable. Before buying, you should first abuse them a little and then decide. The headset perfectly plays on Apple products, on any of their gadgets everything works like a clock. Such a device, I can safely recommend for purchase, the best, albeit expensive model in this category.