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Reviews: Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

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Product Breakdown

  • Presentation:                  4   out of    5
  • Innovation:                      3   out of     5
  • Usability:                          4   out of     5
  • Comfort:                           7   out of   10
  • Design:                            15   out of   15
  • Quality:                           14   out of   15
  • Value:                               18   out of   20
  • Performance:               22   out of   25
  • Total:                                87   out of 100

Design and Comfort

The Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones are elegant and understated making them perfect for everyday use. I bought my first pair of Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones over five years ago and I still have them today. I’m an audiophile by trade, but can’t bear to lug around my bulky planar-magnetic headphones to and from work. My P5s have always been great because they slip right into my backpack, and are able to take a beating.

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Reviews: Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 On-Ear Headphones

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Product Breakdown

  • Presentation:                   4   out of     5
  • Innovation:                       3   out of     5
  • Usability:                           5   out of     5
  • Comfort:                            8   out of   10
  • Design:                             13   out of   15
  • Quality:                            13   out of   15
  • Value:                                18   out of   20
  • Performance:                18   out of   25
  • Total:                                 82   out of 100

Design and Comfort

The Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 headphones arrived at my office neatly folded up in a plastic clamshell styled case. Made of aluminum and a durable rubber body, it feels extremely rugged for its small size. The headphones mimic the style of the popular P5 headphones, but at nearly half the size, making these headphones lighter and more portable. Although it might not be recommended, I have carried these headphones in my jacket pocket and bag without the case. The included plastic case added too much bulk and didn’t have the same high-end Bowers & Wilkins feel.

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Reviews: Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 In-Ear Headphones

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Product Breakdown

  • Presentation:                     4   out of     5
  • Innovation:                          5   out of     5
  • Usability:                              5   out of     5
  • Comfort:                               8   out of   10
  • Design:                                13   out of   15
  • Quality:                               14   out of   15
  • Value:                                   19   out of   20
  • Performance:                   23   out of   25
  • Total:                                    91   out of 100

Design and Comfort

Long story short, these headphones are worth every penny. Having owned the first version of Bowers & Wilkins’ C5 in-ear headphones, I was extremely eager to try the C5 Series 2. Looking at the earbuds, your eyes are drawn to the silver steel balls on the outer plane of the earbud. Truly a unique design, the Micro Porous Filter is more than a pretty design. Bowers & Wilkins claim that the filter acts as a “diffuser, enhancing clarity and making the music feel spacious.” Bowers & Wilkins was able to seamlessly integrated design and functionality with the C5 In-Ear Headphones.

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How To: Use Parental Controls

Parental Control is a great way to keep your children supervised without having to watch their every move. Parental Control is located in System Preferences under System. To use Parental Control, you will first need to create or use an existing account that does not have administrative controls, and then use an Administrator’s account to control the other account. Parental Control is able to limit computer usage time, websites, and many other things parents may worry about. A feature that I feel many parents will appreciate is the Weekday and Weekend time limiter and bedtime controls. These allow you to choose how many hours your child will be allowed to use his or her computer during the weekend or weekday. Setting the time is easy enough, just click the Limit Computer Use box and drag the bar to how many hours you will allow. The bedtime setter can be used to make sure your children are not up all night playing on their computers. For setting Bedtimes, select the checkbox and then punch-in the bedtime to wakeup time. In the Web section you are able to choose from allowing all web sties or customizing which websites to allow access to. Customizing websites can be a long task because you will need to type the URL of every website into the system, yet is viable if there are specific websites you would like your child to refrain from using. To do this click Customize in the Web section of Parental Controls. A new window will be brought up, and after there will be two sections, with an “always allow” and a “never allow” option. To add a website, just click the plus sign and type the URL in, and to take out a website press the minus sign. These are just a few of the many features Parental Control offers, check it out in System Preferences.

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