After the launch of the Formation Flex Speakers last week, Bowers & Wilkins has now announced four new headphones during a press event in London. The originally British company invited the Dutch press to introduce the PX5 and PX7 Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones, and the PI3 and PI4 in-ear headphones.
Bowers Wilkins is fully committed to wireless headphones and with the introduction of no fewer than four new models. All models naturally developed for the best possible audio performance, premium design and maximum comfort. All four headphones can play music via Bluetooth.
The new Bowers and Wilkins PX and PI series headphones are the first commercially available aptX Adaptive sync devices. This technology is developed by Qualcomm, enables high-resolution wireless streaming quality of 24/48-bit via Bluetooth. In addition, the headphones offer Adaptive Active Noise Canceling (ANC) with a sampling rate of 16 times to enable the best performance without loss of audio quality. Active Noise Canceling is available in various steps (high to low and off) to filter out disturbing background noise in an airplane, train or other busy environments. For this, six microphones are used with the PX5 and PX7 Bowers Wilkins headphones.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 and PX5
The PX5 and PX7 Noise Cancelling headphones wireless are brothers from each other, with the PX7 being the top model and also slightly big in size. These Noise Cancellation headphones have a 43mm driver and come with large ear cups so that it is more the over-ear headphone of the two. The Bowers & Wilkins PX5 has a smaller 35 mm driver and therefore comes with smaller ear cups, making it more of an on-ear model.
Both Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones are equipped with high-quality materials, including high-quality nanocoating, which makes it resistant to dirt and water splash, and a combination of carbon fiber and plastic, which makes the headphones feel very light but at the same time robust. The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 is about 30 grams lighter than its predecessor.
The PX5 and PX7 also come with USB-C for charging the headphones; the PX7 offers a battery life of 30 hours, while the PX5 offers 25 hours with ANC. Both Noise Cancellation headphones can be charged within 15 minutes by means of a quick-charge so that you can listen to music for 3 to 5 hours. Finally, distance sensors are incorporated in the ear cups, so that the music pauses as soon as you remove the headphones from your head.
Bowers & Wilkins PI3 and PI4
The PI3 and PI4 are in-ear headphones designed for those who don’t like to wear large headphones, who are looking for more comfort during traveling and who find comfort in in-ear designs. Both Bowers Wilkins headphones come with hybrid dual drivers, combined with separate amplifiers. Both also have USB-C with quick-charge, which means that battery life of 8 hours and 10 hours can be achieved. The Bowers & Wilkins PI4 is the variant with Active Noise Canceling.
Both in-ears have silicone neckband and magnetic earplugs. Of course, multiple sizes of attachments are also included.
Price and availability
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 price has been set at $399.99, while the PX5 costs $299.99 and both will be available from mid-October this year. Both will be available in Silver and Space Grey colors. The Bowers & Wilkins PI3 is also expected mid-October and will cost $199.99. The PI4, however, is only expected in January and will receive a price of $299.99. The in-ears will be available in Gray, Gold and Blue colors. All new Bowers and Wilkins headphones can be purchased via Amazon.com and Bhphotovideo.com.