Bowers & Wilkins launch P-Series Wireless Headphones with PX7 Flagship

With an eye to keeping the technology wheel spinning in their favor, Bowers & Wilkins announced today that they are launching a new series of wireless headphones, that for North America include; the PX7 Flagship, the PX5 and the PI3 in-ear monitors.

All are wireless, Bluetooth-enabled and capable of streaming 24-bit/96kHz resolution files. The PX7 and PX5 thanks to their Qualcomm aptX Adaptive codec that is enhaced for audio quality and dynamically adjusts for latency among other things.

The PX7 features 43mm drivers, a frequency response of 10Hz~30kHz, input impedance of 20-kOhms, weighs just 310 grams thanks in part to carbon-fibre composite arms/chassis, and can go up to a claimed 30 hours of play time.Designed with aptX Adaptive Noise Cancellation, “enhanced Wear Sensing technologies” which enables the PX7 to pause and resume music playing when either earpiece is lifted on or off your ear, it also comes with USB-C charging (also doubles for wired audio connectivity via 3.5mm adaptor), and will retail for $399 USD. It replaces the previous – and highly popular – PX model.

The Ambient Pass-Through technology “enables external sounds, such as conversation or safety announcements, to be heard clearly without any need to remove the headphones… These features can be enabled and further customised via the Bowers & Wilkins Headphone App available for free on iOS and Android devices.”

Joining the big PX7 is the more demure PX5 at $299 USD that claims many of the same technologies and features such as “customizable aptX Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation technology and up to 24-bit/96kHz streaming capability“ but in a smaller, lighter and more affordable version, designed for shorter commutes than the PX7 but also with carbon-fibre parts.

Rounding out the new offerings is the $199 USD PI3 which boasts hybrid dual drivers utlizing separate amplifiers to “stream music up to 24-bit/96kHz.” The company claims up to eight hours of battery life for the PI3 and it is aptX-enabled, but does not feature noise cancellation.

All the new P-Series models are scheduled to be “coming soon.”

For more information on the P-Series check out their pages on the Bowers & Wilkins website.

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Jazz1's picture

I’m wondering what the new PX7 offers over the older PX? More comfort/better sound?