71points

Bowers & Wilkins P5

66points

Bowers & Wilkins P7

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Bowers & Wilkins P5 vs Bowers & Wilkins P7

Bowers & Wilkins P5
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Bowers & Wilkins P5
Bowers & Wilkins P7
71
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66
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Why is Bowers & Wilkins P5 better than Bowers & Wilkins P7?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 95g lighter
    195gvs290g
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P7 better than Bowers & Wilkins P5?

  • 4 Ohms lower impedance
    22 Ohmsvs26 Ohms
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a tangle free cable

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins P5
Bowers & Wilkins P7

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 an over-the-ear form
Bowers & Wilkins P5
Bowers & Wilkins P7

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.has a detachable cable
Bowers & Wilkins P5
Bowers & Wilkins P7

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

4.weight

195g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Bowers & Wilkins P5
Bowers & Wilkins P7

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Bowers & Wilkins P5
Bowers & Wilkins P7

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

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 P5
Bowers & Wilkins P7

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

115dB/mW

111dB/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.impedance

26 Ohms

22 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
Bowers & Wilkins P5
Bowers & Wilkins P7

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bowers & Wilkins P5
Bowers & Wilkins P7

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

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Bowers & Wilkins P5
Bowers & Wilkins P7

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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