Today, legendary hi-fi company Bowers & Wilkins unveiled the $399 Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2, their latest wireless headphone with active noise canceling.
It replaces one of our favorite ANC headphones, the PX7, boasting a slimmer and lighter frame than its predecessor. In addition, it has upgraded materials, like more luxurious memory foam earpads, for extended wearing comfort.
Along with that, there are new 40mm high-resolution drivers that are supposed to provide enhanced detail and are angled within the earcups for a wider soundstage. Qualcomm’s aptX adaptive Bluetooth codec provides CD-Quality sound provided your source is compatible.
Moreover, the Px7 S2 has a new six-microphone active noise cancellation system designed to provide top-notch noise canceling without adversely affecting sound quality.
Coupled with these headphones, Bowers & Wilkins is adding new compatibility with their current Music App, which is currently used to control their wireless speaker system. The app can adjust EQ, control ANC, and provide battery level information. It will also aid with setup.
Speaking of battery level, the Px7 S2 has an advertised thirty hours of playback time per full charge, plus a 15-minute quick-charge will provide up to seven hours of playback.
The Px7 S2 is coming into a crowded market and will face some hot competition, especially when you consider the excellent new offerings from Sony and Technics. That said, it looks like B&W is going in the right direction with their new headphone, as it seems like they will be able to keep up in the areas of comfort and noise canceling. It also looks a lot better than the previous model.
The Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 is available today at selected retailers. It comes in three finishes, Grey, Blue, and Black.
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