Brighton-based soundmeisters Bowers & Wilkins’ first pair of cans, the P5s, were as popular as they were excellent, but B&W hasn’t rested on its laurels.
Not only are the new P3 on-ears more advanced and more portable, they’re also more affordable. I don’t remember a pair of cans as stylish as these; they’re glamourous without being gauche, and while they look delicate they’re surprisingly strong.
Lightweight materials, a foldable design and the neat carry case make them great for commuting too. Oh, and they also sound superb – all punch, sparkle and solidity. Bass is deep and weighty but not at the expense of mid-range detail or clarity. In short, they’re absolutely brilliant.
Superb sound and a very solid and achingly stylish design makes these the best portable on-ears around. The fact that two cables come in the box – one with a mic and remote for iPhones and one without - only sweetens the already candy floss-like deal.