My old headphones were big, often falling off my head, and required the cable to be replaced over and over. So with travelling coming up, I decided I really needed a better pair. I’ve long been a fan of B&W’s loudspeakers, and the leather covered P5s were on my wish list if only they weren’t so pricey. When news that a more compact and more affordable model would be released, with the sound quality in tow, I jumped.
Whilst not quite as impressive as the P5s, the P3s share the same DNA. Materials have taken a hit, but the build quality cannot be faulted. The sound, whilst not quite as wide, is still balanced and clear. As portable headphones, they hit a great balance of quality and portability.