Bowers & Wilkins C5 iPhone headset priced $180; releasing in August
The design of the headsets Bower & Wilkins put emphasis on a natural sound and a secure and comfortable fit in the ear. For the right sound headphones provide the C5-including the so-called Micro Porous filter that absorbs the rear sound components of the membrane system. The filter consists of a large number of microscopically small steel balls. This will create a lively and open sound without the sense of the user is affected. In addition, the C5 to shield the listener from ambient noise that could disturb the music.
For the perfect fit of the headphones that are reminiscent of the appearance of a strong bullet, is the “Secure Loop Design” responsible. The sheathed with plastic cable can thus be individually adapted to the outer ear and fixed there. The Tungsten Sound Tube was developed together with tungsten and ensures that the C5 is not pulled away from the ear when worn and is thereby permanently seated properly.
As with the first headset of Bower & Wilkins – On-Ears called P5 – the C5 is optimized for use with IOS devices. It is named after the “Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad” standard certified. Thus, for example, the music playback can be controlled directly via the cable. However, since there is a 3.5-mm connector, the headset work with other MP3 players or smartphones are used.
The cord is also an important part of the C5, because it features the Made For iPhone seal of approval. This allows users to make calls on the move, as well as control music features.
B&W expects the C5 to start shipping in August, with an MSRP of $179.95.