Bowers & Wilkins is probably best known for its line of home speakers, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know a thing or two about headphones as well. The British manufacturer recently announced the successor to their PX headphone, the PX7, that looks like it lives up to the company’s new motto, “emotion, amplified.”
The PX7 headphones focus on noise cancelling and a sound quality that can only be described as high-end. The wireless headphones may lack touch controls and a voice assistant, but they do have some of the most impressive wireless audio standards you’ve ever heard. The headphones will be among the first to feature Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive. The new Bluetooth codec optimizes audio quality and latency, allowing a 24-bit wireless streaming rate. The 43mm drivers are housed in over-ear cans that were inspired by race cars. The new design features carbon fiber composite arms, which helps to drive down the headphone’s weight, making them more comfortable to wear for longer periods of time. You’ll be glad that they are lighter as the battery life has been extended to 30 hours on the PX7. The headphones also feature quick charge technology promising five hours of playback after only 15 minutes of charging. The adaptive noise cancelling is among the best out there, leaving you to enjoy your music without any pollution dirtying up the sound. Should you need to know what’s going on—say when your flight is being announced—you can lift one of the ear cups and the PX7 will automatically stop the music. When you put the ear cup back, the music will start again.
The PX7 headphones are priced at $399, so they’re quite the investment, but you get what you pay for.