View Full Version : Bowers & Wilkins P5

Apr 20, 2013, 11:46 AM
How good are these headphones for on the go mixing when I'm not in my studio?

Apr 20, 2013, 12:59 PM
I don't think they're very good for mixing. Their sound signature is more centered around midrange frequencies and not very even.

Apr 20, 2013, 01:48 PM
Thanks for the response. Guess I'll still have to bring my much larger AKG 240S with me if I'm outside the studio.

What's the best headphone that is still considered mobile btw? :)

Apr 20, 2013, 01:54 PM
They are good for general on the go listening. The best.

Apr 20, 2013, 06:52 PM
I think the Ultrasone Edition 8 is probably the best portable headphone I have heard. However, their price tag really makes me question the "portable" part. I don't think a lot of people would throw one of those pairs around on trains and buses.

A close second, and also my personal favorite, is Audio Technica ES10. They have a very even sound signature (even more even than the midrange-shy and sub-bass-happy M50 that I have seen used in some studios), and they are relatively easy to drive out of just about anything. Only drawback is that their shiny ear cups get scratched easily.