Over the past six years of writing about tech, I've become a little jaded. Once I finish reviewing a product, it goes back into a box to be sent back to the company that made it, shipped off to my employers or, if no one wants it, donated to charity. I'm just happy with the gear that I already own, I guess.
But I have a very hard time quitting Bowers & Wilkins products.
I reviewed their C5 in-ear headphones back in 2013 and lost them a few months later. I liked their sound so much, that despite their price, I circled back around and bought a second pair for myself in early 2014. Since then, I've had a love affair with their gear--mostly from afar. B&W isn't an affordable brand and, as a writer, I'm certainly not made of money. But my personal collection of their gear has grown over the past few years. I now own their Zeppelin Wireless speaker (which was choses as our step up pick for my Wirecutter guide to the Best Home Bluetooth Speakers,) and now, a pair of the company's P5 Wireless headphones.
I've never used a pair of wireless headphones, or wired ones for that matter, that make my music sound as great as these things do. Better still, even with my enormous head (sorry mom) I find that I'm able to wear these things for hours at a time without feeling pinched or sore.
Sadly, like all B&W gear, they're likely a little more expensive than most people would want to pay for. But if your happiness is tied to music like mine is, they're a very smart investment.
For my full review, head on over to Macworld.