Said to be rugged, yet lightweight, the Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones are the latest to roll out through the England-based speaker company’s stable. The audio peripheral takes its place as an affordable choice amongst the company’s lineup that includes the P5 on-ear and C5 in-ear gadgets which are now available for purchase.
These headphones are engineered by the same minds behind devices such as the P5 headphones, Zeppelin Air and the high-end 800 Series Diamond speakers. With custom-made drive units, the accessory should deliver detailed and quality sound output. This is obtained through driver terminals which produce lesser distortion by creating uniform airflow. What’s more, the ear-pad fabric is said to be specifically designed to improve the audio quality.
Built around dimensions of 165mm x 150mm x 48mm, the peripheral weighs just about 130 grams. It flaunts a rugged form factor that’s complemented by a lightweight and foldable design. Besides being easy to store and convenient to carry while on the move, the headphones are crafted from aluminum and sport a durable rubber finish in white as well as black shades. It comes with a choice of cables too. The one housing a remote and microphone attachment is compatible with the iPhone, while a set of other wires is provided for connectivity with various mobile phones and MP3 players. Swapping cables is said to be a no-brainer too.
The Bowers & Wilkins P3 release date is scheduled for sometime during June 2012 and the price is $199.99. Potential users can now pick up the P5 on-ear headphones for $299.99, while the C5 in-ear ones are priced at $179.99.