The Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones Will Hold Your Ears In Sweet Harmony

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Bowers & Wilkins has a new set of ‘buds that your ears are letrally crying to hear. Seriously, hear that soft hum? It’s your poor ears telling you to ditch those stock Apple earbuds and opt for B&W’s new hotness instead.

The high-end audio firm has always been known for its high-end sound but also high prices. The B&W P5 over-the-ear cans carry a $299 price. With that, the new C5 in-ear headphones are downright affordable with their $179 price — relatively speaking, of course.

As is the case with most things high-end audio, B&W didn’t announce the exact specs. Instead the press announcement drools on about the colorfully-named proprietary features: Micro Porous Filter and Secure Loop . The latter is easily deducted from the pic above to mean the ‘bud’s loop that wraps around the ear to keep it in place. The Micro Porous Filter is a clever name for the noise-isolating (note: not noise canceling) surround on the earbud’s tip. Yep, that rubber thingy.

Joking aside, the C5s likely sound like heavenly angels singing Coldplay’s greatest hits. B&W makes quality kits. Expect the new earbuds this August in the US and Canada for $179.