CNET’s Audiophiliac, aka Steve Guttenberg, has given the C5 a glowing review. Calling the headphone’s design “stunning” , he describes it as the “prettiest in-ear design I’ve seen to date.”
He goes on to talk about the “clear and clean sound…remarkably it’s more open and less stuck inside my head.. in that sense more like full-size headphones.”
PCMag also gave the C5s an excellent review, describing them as offering
“beautiful, rich bass and fantastic audio-performance inside the most secure-fitting earphone design in its under $200 price”
The New York Post has described the C5s as “literally the best buy for your money” going on to state that “the sound [they] produce is astounding”.
“Bowers & Wilkins have taken their world-class, pro-tier studio speakers and shrunk them into two little ear buds. Like you’re listening to a full room of sound rather than just headphones.”