B&W launches P5 Series 2 headphones

Due on sale this September, we've had an exclusive look at the new B&W P5 S2 headphones - and you can take a look in our unboxing video below. The P5 S2 over-ear cans claim to combine the sound quality of the P7 headphones with the portability of the original P5 headphones for "unheard of levels of detail and dynamics in a portable device in this class".

The key new features in the B&W P5 S2 headphones are new drivers, upgraded internal components and an improved Made for iPhone mic and remote.

The drivers feature a suspended diaphragm design, "more like a traditional speaker than other headphones", in an effort to deliver a more accurate sound, also helped by tweaks to "just about every internal component" and a patented new design of the chassis and internal circuitry.

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The position of the ear cup has been realigned for a more optimum fit with the average ear, while new memory foam ear cushions should ensure the P5 S2 earphones are comfortable.

As well as an upgraded mic and remote, B&W claims to have strengthened the jack and cable in an effort to make the P5s more durable.

The B&W P5 Series 2 headphones are due on sale later this month for £250.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).