Ratings (relative to comparably-priced competition):
• Tonal Balance: 8-9 (highly dependent on fit, ear tip sizing)
• Frequency Extremes: 8-9 (bass)/ 8-9 (treble)
• Clarity: 9
• Dynamics: 9
• Comfort/Fit: 10 (the Secure Loop system is ingenious)
• Sensitivity: 7
• Value: 8.5
The C5 has become one of our favorite mid-priced earphones, partly because it sounds so good, but partly because the C5’s cool Secure Loop system makes the headphone comfortable to wear for long listening sessions (and keeps the earpiece from feeling as if they might pull free from your ears).
Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphone/Headset
Accessories: As described under “FEATURES/PRODUCT CONCEPT”, above.
Frequency response: 10 Hz – 20kHz
Weight: 20 grams
Sensitivity: 118 dB
Impedance: 32 Ohms
Warranty: 2 years, parts and labor
B&W Group Ltd.