Bowers & Wilkins, the renowned British hi-fi brand, has announced two new noise-cancelling headphones: the B&W PX7S2 and B&W PX8. Like the rest of the British manufacturer’s catalog, these new products are equipped with the latest technologies.
The Bowers & Wilkins PX8 Bluetooth headphones are scheduled for release before the end of the summer at a price of €599. Although they are described as the “reference” wireless model, B&W reveals few details about them other than a “brand new transmission technology”. Very enticing!
In the meantime, the brand recently released the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 Bluetooth headphones, the second generation of the most successful noise-cancelling model to date: the B&W PX7s, which have won numerous awards from the trade press. These new wireless headphones from B&W combine all the manufacturer’s know-how to fully enjoy all audio entertainment: music, films, series, video games. With a new ANC system, microphone, and smaller, lighter frame, the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 wireless headphones promise balanced musicality and improved comfort.
B&W PX7 S2: presentation and new features
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 features 1.6″ drivers that deliver a faithful reproduction of the music’s various nuances. The headphones are designed to sound just like the artist intended (TrueSound). Support for the aptX Adaptive codec optimizes transmission with your compatible devices. The digital signal processing (DSP), developed by the brand, ensures Hi-Res sound quality (24-bit). The USB-C and 3.5mm mini-jack ports allow you to use the headphones in wired mode with non-compatible devices.
Able to be controlled with the Bowers & Wilkins Music App (iOS and Android), the B&W PX7 S2 headphones adapt to your preferences with the new EQ feature. It is also possible to activate the new active noise cancelling system from the app. The ANC considerably attenuates ambient sounds for a realistic and detailed listening experience, even in noisy places. On the other hand, the Pass-through mode lets certain sounds through so you can be fully aware of your surroundings, which is useful when starting a conversation or listening to announcements at a train station. In addition, the new microphone guarantees optimal telephone conversations with perfect voice reproduction. To do this, the headphones are equipped with 6 microphones: four for active noise reduction and two for excellent voice pickup.
Visually, although the two models are similar, the new version is lighter, slimmer and more robust. It is easy to take them everywhere with you. Note that the headphones also come with a carrying case that ensures optimal protection. In addition, a sensor detects when you are using the headphones. When they aren’t worn, the headphones go into standby mode. Once on your head, the headphones are ready to immerse you in your favorite playlists.
Finally, the battery life can reach up to 30 hours. As an added bonus, a 15-minute charge will extend battery life by an additional seven hours.
Drivers: 2 x 1.6″
Battery life: 30 hours
Bluetooth 5.0: aptX Adaptive, aptX HD, aptX, AAC, SBC
Hybrid noise cancelling
Transmission of ambient noise
Wearing detection sensor
USB-C charging and audio interface
USB-C (audio, battery charging and software updates)
3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Dimensions of the carrying case (WxHxD): 189mm x 233mm x 63mm
Net weight: 307g
Available in three colors (blue, black and silver) at a price of €429, this new edition of the B&W PX7 S2, as well as the upcoming B&W PX8, are enough to make the best noise cancelling headphones on the market, such as the Sony WH-1000XM3, Bose QuietComfort QC45, Technics EAH-A800, Philips Fidelio L3 and Jabra Elite 85h, temble!