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First Look: Bowers & Wilkins snazzy P3 headphones

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First Look: Bowers & Wilkins snazzy P3 headphones

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B&W's P3 headphones are one of the slickest looking on-ear models available -- and they sound very good, too.

I'm David Carnoy executive editor for cnet.com template usually quick video tour of the hours and -- Which are among the slicker on your models I've come across. These are BMW's third pair of headphones in the first two models the on your key five in the in the years -- -- have earned strong reviews from CNET. Compared to the I can't fail like the case design is much is that headphones designed to clamp still can snap -- on your finger and since the case is made out of hard plastic. It's going to get scuffed up over time. But it is very protective. Along with carrying case get one cable with an integrated microphone and remote that's designed to work with the iPhone. Microphone will work with other phones including Android models but the real features are hit and miss with a non Apple Smartphones. If you're an audio file -- wants to eliminate the switch for a quarter of quotes straight wire with gain performance. BMW provides a second cable at least off the microphone and inline remote -- -- -- swap in. The these headphones are very comfortable for on your model but they don't feel quite as comfortable as the you're cups on these guys read a little better than the as for performance the the people -- just sound more detailed open and more refined in other words that extra hundred dollars you pay for the -- lives does get you better sound. In the MP3 is a strikingly designed -- it also sounds very good. I can't say this is a great deal with 200 dollars but about what you should expect paper -- from the -- this level of industrial design sound quality and features. Yes you can -- -- -- -- sound a bit better in this price range but if you look as good. I'm David Carnoy and that's the bowers and Wilkins he's -- headphone thanks for watching.

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