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Bowers & Wilkins Teams with Maserati for New P5 Maserati Edition Headphones

P5 Maserati ImageAs if we didn’t love Bowers & Wilkins enough already, they go and collaborate (again) with Maserati for a special edition of their P5 headphones

One of our favorite headphones of all time has just gotten that much sexier thanks to a touch of Italian inspiration. The new P5 Maserati Edition Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones sport the same beautiful aluminum and leather design–but this time the leather is Maserati racing blue; the new P5s also feature Maserati’s iconic trident logo, as well as an exclusive quilted leather travel pouch. Will these sporty new touches improve on the audio quality of an already brilliant headphone? Probably not–but that doesn’t mean we’ll want them any less. The P5 Maserati Edition headphones retail for $399, and you can click past the jump for all of the details…

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Bowers & Wilkins Adds a New Finish to its Classy Line of Headphones

If you’ve read our reviews of Bowers & Wilkins’ C5 and P5 headphones, you already know that portable (and affordable) headphones don’t get much better than this–and the good news is that the only thing that B&W has changed with these 2 models are 2 new color options. The P5 on-ear headphones now come in a Satin finish, while the in-ear C5 headphones are now available in Titanium (both were previously only available in black). One might deduce that the reason for the white variants may have something to do with Apple’s mobile product line also being available in black and white, considering the close relationship Bowers & Wilkins has always had with the Cupertino-based company; but whatever the reason, we’re just happy that these classy cans now get an additional finish. Vive la diffĂ©rence!!

Full PR after the jump…

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Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphones: Compromise without Compromise

As much as we love our Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones, I realized 2 things after doing my original review:

1. Though at $299 we felt that the P5 was a bargain, that price point may still be a bit high for folks on a budget who still want to experience Bowers & Wilkins audio.


2. While the P5 headphones are quite compact, many consumers are still looking for headphones that are more portable.

Now on the surface, B&W’s C5 in-ear headphones seem like the perfect solution–featuring a lower price ($179.95) as well as a much smaller in-ear form-factor; but the simple truth is that while the C5′s are a fantastic in-ear audio solution, some folks simply prefer on-ear or over-the-ear models. So what did Bowers & Wilkins do? What they always do–they outdid themselves. Read on to learn why the P3 headphones are the perfect compromise…without having to compromise.

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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones: Portable Perfection

If you read the article I posted on Wednesday, you already know how much I was looking forward to the arrival of these headphones and how I shamed myself in the process; what you don’t know is how I actually felt about them once they arrived. It’s like going to see that movie that all of your friends loved and insist you will love as well; what could possibly live up to that kind of hype? Wasn’t I just setting myself up for disappointment? If the title of the article hasn’t already given it away, the answer is a resounding NO–the Bowers & Wilkins P5 noise-isolating headphones are the real deal.

The first thing you’ll notice about the P5′s is the gorgeous design. In fact, they looked so good sitting in the matte-black-finish box that they came in, I had a difficult time bringing myself to take them out–so I didn’t. I literally spent my first few hours after their arrival parading around my house with a pair of beautiful headphones that I refused to put on. When I finally DID remove them from the box, I felt like I was holding a piece of functional art in my hands.

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WARNING: Putting On a Pair of Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones May Result in Never Taking Them Off

Thankfully, it’s not very often that I sit outside and wait for the UPS truck to arrive; I’d like to think that I have a bit more going for me than that. I’d like to think that. Sadly, eagerness won out over ego as I found myself sitting outside around the exact time my UPS deliveries usually arrive. What could possibly cause me to behave in such a way–to ignore every lesson I ever learned about the rewards of playing it cool? Anyone who’s been to an Apple Store recently will know the answer; it’s sitting on a table attached to all of the iPhones and iPods: It’s the Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones. If you never thought tech could be sexy, think again…and it’s more than just the way they look; it’s the way they sound and feel. My UPS Driver knows my shame–and come Friday, you will too. Stay Tuned…

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