B&W outs its first in-ear 'phones

Superior sound, noise isolation, natch

B&W C5

World+Dog prefers wedged-in earphones - 70 per cent of the headphone market, apparently - so posh audio kit maker Bowers & Wilkins has come up with a pair.

B&W C5

Enter the C5 - hopefully not named after Sir Clive Sinclair's heroically ridiculous electric car thing - a pair of noise-isolating 'phones with a clever band that hooks over your ears to hold 'em in.

According to B&W, the C5 "also has the advantage of limiting noise bleed", which we first unfortunately read as 'nose bleed'.

B&W C5

So, no nasal leakage and little sound leakage, in part also thanks to the "Tungsten Balanced design. Here, high-mass material is located closer to the user’s ear, for an improved seal for better sound and noise isolation", apparently.

iPhone friendly, there's an inline mic and remote control.

B&W C5

The C5 goes on sale in August for £150 a pop. ®

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