59points

Bowers & Wilkins P3

68points

Bowers & Wilkins P5

Bowers & Wilkins P3
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Bowers & Wilkins P3 vs Bowers & Wilkins P5

Bowers & Wilkins P3
Bowers & Wilkins P5
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Bowers & Wilkins P5

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P3 better than Bowers & Wilkins P5?

  • 65g lighter
    130gvs195g
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P5 better than Bowers & Wilkins P3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    26 Ohmsvs34 Ohms
  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    115dB/mWvs111dB/mW
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs30mm
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Bowers & Wilkins P5

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Bowers & Wilkins P5

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.weight

130g

195g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Bowers & Wilkins P5

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.has included ear pads
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Bowers & Wilkins P5

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Bowers & Wilkins P5

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

10Hz

10Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Bowers & Wilkins P5

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

111dB/mW

115dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Bowers & Wilkins P5

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.driver unit size

30mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Bowers & Wilkins P5

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Bowers & Wilkins P5

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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