Art or Function Bowers & Wilkins C5 iPhone headphones Available August 2011

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Art or Function Bowers & Wilkins C5 iPhone headphones Available August 2011

These innovative organically futuristic looking headphones not only look cool but deliver vibrant sound and with the C5’s noise-isolating in-ear headset technology performance is not an issue.  Possibly it’s $300 price tag is a bit hefty, but the bullet shaped earpieces are made from high-grade aluminum and come with integrated controls for ipod/ipad/iphone, mic and come with the question, is it more Art then Function or Function then Art?  They come with an in-line controller and security loop design to keep the headphones where they are supposed to be, in your ear.  One size fits all.

Art or Function Bowers & Wilkins C5 iPhone headphones Available August 2011

Art or Function Bowers & Wilkins C5 iPhone headphones Available August 2011

Model C5
Technical features Secure Loop design
Micro Porous Filter
Neodymium magnets
CCAW coil
Ultra light 9um thick diaphragm
Transparent twisted cable (OFC)
iPhone compatible remote control
Description Intra aural (ear canal) headphone with noise isolation
Drive units 2x Ø9mm
Impedance 32 ohms
Frequency range 10Hz to 20kHz
Distortion (THD) <1%
Sensitivity 118dB/V at 1kHz
Inputs 3.5mm audio jack mini (on cable) stereo
Cable length 1.2m
Weight 20g
Finish Black Gloss

Press Release
Bowers & Wilkins is proud to announce C5 in-ear,
noise-isolating headphones

C5 in-ear, noise-isolating headphones offer pristine sound quality on the move. The innovate Secure Loop design keeps C5 comfortably in place, and aids fit and performance. Plus the proprietary Micro Porous Filter enables C5 to produce a wonderfully open, natural performance, perfect for longer listening sessions.

N. Reading, MA-July 11, 2011 B N. North Reading, MA-July 11, 2011 Bowers & Wilkins’ debut of the C5 in-ear headphones brings the option of amazing clarity of sound, innovative design, and high-quality materials for the discerning customer who demands premium performance from in-ear headphones.

Best in class sound quality is an attribute long associated with Bowers & Wilkins products. From the 800 Series Diamond to Zeppelin Air to the highly-regarded P5 mobile hi-fi headphones, Bowers & Wilkins products have stood out within their respective categories for 45 years. C5 takes this quality to a new arena: in-ear headphones.

As with all Bowers & Wilkins products, C5 is a mixture of long-held acoustic principles and technological advances. Key among the advances is the Micro Porous Filter. This acts as a diffuser, enabling C5 to deliver pristine, natural audio, while also providing a more spacious performance than previously possible from in-ear headphones. It also has the advantage of limiting noise bleed, and together with the noise-isolating properties of the sealed fit, this allows users to lose themselves in flawless audio.

Almost as vital as performance in the in-ear headphone arena is comfort and quality of fit. C5 addresses this with the introduction of the proprietary Secure Loop design, an ingenious innovation where a cushioned loop fixes quickly and comfortably in the inner ridge of the user’s ear. This solution holds C5 in place for improved sound, and also makes it ideal for use on the move and during activities. The Secure Loop is infinitely adjustable, so it works perfectly with anyone’s ears.

Adding to this sense of comfort is C5’s Tungsten Balanced design. Here, high-mass material is located closer to the user’s ear, for an improved seal for better sound and noise isolation. Elsewhere C5 is crafted from high-grade aluminum for a premium-quality finish.

C5 comes supplied with a Made For iPhone compatible cable, which is ideal for making calls on the move, and a quilted pouch for easy storage.

C5 is available August 2011 and will cost: $179.95 (U.S. & Canada)


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