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Bowers & Wilkins P3 (Factory Refurbished)

Portable, folding on-ear headphones with in-line remote and microphone (Blue)

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Save with these factory-refurbished P3 headphones

Here's a chance to get a great deal on Bowers & Wilkins headphones. These factory-refurbished P3 on-ear headphones have undergone rigorous testing to ensure they meet Bowers & Wilkins' strict quality standards for both sonic performance and mechanical integrity. They're repacked in special packaging, complete with all documentation. Best of all, they come with a full 2-year factory warranty, so you can buy them with confidence.

Lightweight portables with full, natural sound

Leave it to Bowers & Wilkins to create elegant-yet-sturdy headphones capable of providing remarkably natural, detailed sound for listening on the go. The B&W P3 slimline headphones fit lightly and snugly on your head, then fold up to stow away in your pocket or inside the included protective carrying case. Their featherweight design makes them a joy to take with you everywhere.

folding design

Available in black, blue, red, and white

Designed for comfort and great sound

The P3's acoustically damped, laminate mylar drivers and powerful neodymium magnets easily deliver high-impact sound with virtually any portable music player. Their soft, breathable fabric-coated earcups use memory foam to conform to the shape of your ears for hours of listening comfort. The noise-isolating, closed-back design keeps the outside world where it belongs while allowing just enough ambient sound in to keep you in touch with your surroundings. And because the noise reduction is passive, no batteries or active electronics are ever needed.

Built-in controls for iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad®

A remote built into the headphone cable lets you conveniently control music playback without having to dig your iPod® or iPhone® out of your pocket. You can even take calls on your iPhone hands-free, thanks to the in-line microphone. The removable headphone cord attaches to just one earcup, so you won't have to deal with tangles.

From the review Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones: from skepticism to enthusiasm

"On the whole, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed wearing these headphones, and just how convenient and low-impact they were... I was thoroughly enjoying listening to my music on the P3s. The Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones are a clear winner for those who like to enjoy their music while on the move."

— Woody Sherman, Crutchfield A/V Writer

Product Highlights:

  • folding portable on-ear headphones with closed back, noise isolating design
  • in-line remote to control playback and adjust volume on iPod, iPad, and iPhone
  • built-in microphone on remote for receiving calls on an iPhone
  • custom-made, ultra-light acoustic fabric earpad covers
  • 30mm Mylar® diaphragms and ultra linear neodymium magnets for clear, detailed sound
  • frequency response: 10-20,000 Hz
  • impedance: 34 ohms
  • sensitivity: 111 dB/V at 1kHz
  • 2 cables included:
    • detachable straight cord with stereo mini plugs (3.5mm on player end, 2.5mm on headphone)
    • detachable mic/remote control cord with stereo mini plugs (3.5mm on player end, 2.5mm on headphone) for use with iPod, iPhone, and iPad
  • protective carrying case included
  • weight: 4.6 ounces
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Bowers & Wilkins P3 (Factory Refurbished) Reviews

Average Customer Review:

6 Reviews

Fantastic Sound

Written by: PBurr from Ohio on December 6, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Fantastic headphones! These are great for using with your phone, mp3 player or even with you stereo system. Love the blue color and the hard case is very nice. The magnetic pads on the headphones was a pretty cool trick. The headphones fold up very nicely and you can tell they are high quality. The sound is very impressive and clear. I have used them countless times since purchasing them and can't wait to use them when traveling. I rated 4 stars for comfort instead of five just because if you wear them for several hours without taking them off, you might feel a little fatigue due to the headphones pressing on your ears. My head is on the large side so those with smaller heads might not notice at all. They have a nice weight to them without feeling heavy. They definitely look high end and sound wonderful. These are the best on ear headphones I have listened to and well worth the price.



Great for some people

Written by: Keith S. from Mesa, Arizona on April 17, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

I really wanted to like these, but they were too tight of a fit. I purchased the refurbished ones to save money and they were in new condition. Could never tell they weren't brand new. Sent these back for a refund and purchased the P7's from another store. The P7's go around the ears and are super comfortable for me.

Pros: Build quality is excellent.

Cons: Started hurting my ears after only five minutes of use. Sound is really muddy unless you use an EQ to adjust levels.

Great Headphones

Written by: SH Diddy from Detroit, MI on March 27, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Super comfortable great sound quality, A name brand you can trust, puts Beats to shame.

Pros: sounds great, iPhone compatible, high quality case.

Cons: none

P3 Good Design Fair Sound

Written by: Blitzer from O.C., CA on February 25, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

I bought these based on ratings and reviews. The build quality and overall design are outstanding; however, I find the sound quality to be lacking on the high end. The bass and mid-range are smooth and non-fatiguing. High end definition and extension is lacking and is overwhelmed by the lows and mids.

Pros: The build quality and overall design are outstanding.

Cons: High end definition and extension is lacking and is overwhelmed by the lows and mids.


Written by: Jacob from Richmond, VA on January 2, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Not Rated
    Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

These phones both look and sound great. Very clear sound - a great alternative to the bass-heavy 'beats' phones. These sound a lot more natural when you're listening to something other than hip hop.

Pros: natural sound



Written by: AG300M from Brooklyn, NY on December 30, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

A 1000 times better than any "fad"phones out there. Yes they gave that Cool factor that the masses want but with a sound and build quality that others can't touch fir the price.

Pros: Sound quality, build quality.

Cons: none

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

  • Refurbished On-ear headphones
  • Detachable 4' headphone cable with in-line remote and mic terminated by a male 3.5mm connector on one end and two male 2.5mm connectors on other end (installed)
  • Detachable 4' headphone cable with two male 2.5mm connectors on on one end and a male 3.5mm connector on other end
  • Carrying case
  • Instruction booklet
  • Quickstart
  • Safety Instructions/Warranty

Features and Specs

Earcup Type Closed
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 10-20k Hz
Sensitivity 111 dB
Impedance 34 Ohms
Weight 4.6 ounces
Cord Length 48"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Mylar Diaphragms w/ Neodymium Magnets: Behind the Bowers & Wilkins P3's natural sound are specially developed ultra-linear neodymium magnets and highly optimized Mylar diaphragms to keep music sounding rich, pure, and incredibly detailed; with no need for artificial adjustments.

Closed Back Design: A closed-back design, with rigid metal faceplates and bespoke fabric covered ear pads, ensures that all the detail and dynamic range of your music is kept intact, while preserving just enough ambient sound to give you a sense of place.

On-Ear Fit w/ Adjustable Headband: The P3 headphones fit lightly and snugly on your head thanks to its on-ear design and adjustable headband.

Detachable Headphone Cables: The P3s are supplied with two cables, one of which provides extra functionality for select Apple iPod and iPhone models. The ear pads are magnetically attached, and can be quickly removed to swap the supplied cables (one cable with in-line iPod/iPhone remote, one cable without remote). The included cables feature a male 3.5mm connector and are compatible with any device with a 3.5mm headphone output.

iPod/iPhone Control: The Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones feature an iPod/iPhone-approved cable with an in-line remote and microphone, for easy speech and device control. The "Made for iPod/iPhone" cable allows easy control of an iPod (these include track switching and volume control), and the microphone facilitates calls on an iPhone.

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Audio Playback Music Control Mic Phone Control
shuffle 1st Y N N N
2nd Y N N N
3rd Y Y N N
4th Y Y N N
dock connector 3rd Y N N N
clickwheel/color screen 4th Y N N N
mini 1st Y N N N
2nd Y N N N
video 5th Y N N N
classic 80GB Y N N N
120GB Y Y Y N
160GB Y Y Y N
iPod nano 1st Y N N N
2nd Y N N N
3rd Y N N N
4th Y Y Y N
5th Y Y Y N
6th Y Y Y N
iPod touch 1st Y N N N
2nd Y Y Y N
3rd Y Y Y N
4th Y Y Y N
iPhone 2G Y N N N
3G Y N N N
4 Y Y Y Y
4S Y Y Y Y
iPad 1 Y Y Y N
2 Y Y Y N

Note: Requires latest iPod/iPhone software update. The remote and mic are supported by iPod nano (4th/5th/6th gen), iPod classic (120/160GB), iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th gen), and iPhone (3GS/4/4S). The remote (only) is also supported by the iPod shuffle (3rd/4th gen). Volume controls are not compatible with the iPhone (2G/3G). Audio is supported by all iPod models.

Foldable Design: The P3 headphones fold up to stow away in your pocket or in the included hard-shell carrying case.

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