Bowers & Wilkins has recently announced the new P3 Series 2, the upgrade to the company’s P3 headphones. Much like the evolution of the B&W P5 headphones, the company is just aiming for plenty of bass and ‘a remarkable punch’ in its latest product. According to the company, the headphones are targeted at music lovers who want ‘pristine sound’ coupled with lightweight earphones and more.
B&W P3 Series 2 Design:
The new P3s look to be designed with comfort in mind; built from aluminium and sheep leather, along with a black leather finish, the company says these materials were ‘specially chosen for the comfort and durability’. This new headphones will still have the folding mechanism that we’ve seen on the other P series headphones to help make them the extra portable.
A hard shell plastic case ships with the P3, and while we have seen more stylish materials used, it is hard to argue with the impressive level of protection it provides. Not to mention how narrow it’s when closed, making the P3, which easily collapses and folds down flat, ideal for the packing in carry-ons or backpacks.
B&W P3 Series 2 Feature:
The B&W P3 Series 2s will feature not one but two microphone cables. One is compatable with the Apple iPhones, while other promises to be compatible with all mobile phones’. You can also swap between them by removing the replaceable earpads.
B&W P3 Series 2 Performance:
On tracks with intense sub-bass content, like The Knife’s ‘Silent Shout,’ this new P3 Series 2 delivers a powerful deep bass response. At top, unwise listening levels, it does not distort, and at more moderate-to-high levels, it still gives a strong bass response. All of that’s balanced out by a notable high frequency presence.
B&W P3 Series 2 Price:
The Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 might look expensive, but considering the features and the materials used, the price does not seem artificially high. The headphones sell for $150, and available now via the company’s website. If you would rather try them on first, models are already arrived in stores by September 15.