Bowers & Wilkins’ have launched their newest line of 2019 headphones,  with custom-designed drivers developed specifically for each headphone-wearing style, from the 43mm drivers in the top-of-the-line Over-Ear PX7, to the dual hybrid drivers in the In-Ear PI3.

“This unique application of our proprietary driver technology, when coupled with the new and cutting edge aptX Adaptive technology from Qualcomm creates the most realistic, high-fidelity soundstage of any headphone on the market, reproducing sound just as it was created in the studio,” says Tim Johnston, SVP & GM of Headphone Business Unit.  “We’ve worked extremely hard to create a line of headphones that deliver music the way the artists intended it to be heard.”

aptX Adaptive Bluetooth

Bowers & Wilkins say their headphones will be the first commercially available aptX adaptive sync devices. Based on the ultra- low power Qualcomm QCC5100 Series Bluetooth Audio SoCs with the all new aptX Adaptive audio technology experience robust, low-latency, high resolution wireless technology at 24/48 streaming quality. The headphones also include ANC that runs at 16 times the sampling rate.

PX7 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones With Active Noise Cancellation

B&W’s most premium model: with true over-ear ear cups for the most immersive soundstage and noise cancellation. Fast USB-C charging, long battery life for up to 30 hours of uninterrupted ANC play on a single charge.   Get 5 hours of audio playback with a 15minute quick charge. Proximity sensors built into both ear cups, pause music when cups are lifted off, resumes when they are placed back on the ear. Custom carbon fibre composite arms.

PX5 Wireless On-Ear Headphones With Active Noise Cancellation

Smaller, lighter on-ear design enables you to still hear the world around you to stay safe and aware, but with customisable Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation technology to block out unwanted noise. Fast USB-C charging, long battery life for up to 25 hours of uninterrupted play on a single charge. Get 3 hours of audio playback with a 15-minute quick charge. Featuring a combination of six microphones to block distracting ambient noise so you can make phone calls and hear your own voice clearly, so you can talk naturally. Custom carbon fibre composite arms.

PI3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Hybrid dual drivers coupled with separate amplifiers, packed into a small, sporty in-ear model. Fast USB-C charging, long battery life for up to 8 hours of uninterrupted play on a single charge. Get 2 hours of audio playback with a 15-minute quick charge. Flexible silicone neckband and magnetic earbuds.

PI4 Wireless In-Ear Headphones With Active Noise Cancellation

The convenience and security of an in-ear headphone and Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation. Fast USB-C charging, long battery life for up to 10 hours of uninterrupted play on a single charge.  Get 3 hours of audio playback with a 15-minute quick charge. Magnetic clips, the earpieces clip together when you take them off, automatically pausing the music. Unclip them and pick up where you left off.

Pricing And Availability

PX7 – Available from October, priced at £349.99

PX5 – Available from October priced at £269.99

PI3 – Available October, priced at £169.99

PI4 – Available January 2020, priced at £269.99

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