When Bowers & Wilkins do something, they want to do it well. With the PI3, they succeed, but with some slight limitations, which are what such a high-priced product is supposed to address: spongy pressure points, average voice quality during telephone calls, and the somewhat heavy bass alignment of the in-ears overall. The latter in particular could, of course, be judged as a quality feature and not as a defect. That’s why I will give these in-ears a good mark; apart from quality, texture and appearance – which, by the way, all interact very well – the positive sound impressions are more important than my rather petty complaining about the bass. Bowers & Wilkins PI3 are excellent, modern and outstanding sounding in-ears that give the brand-conscious customer what they want: the quality sound and hardware you’ve come to expect from this manufacturer.