fact: mobile headphones can never be a replacement for real-deal high-fidelity speakers. so why are still hanging on to headphones? lets just say we were all ‘making do’ until there is one pair that actually replicates the drive unit of Hi-Fi comes near our ears. oh wait. actually, it is already here: the Bowers & Wilkins P7 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones. unlike most cans on the market that has the diaphragm (of the drive unit) performing dual role of sound reproduction and as suspension system, the P7’s 40mm drivers have purpose-focus diaphragm that actually does what it is suppose to do: generates sound. theoretically, this technology along with other enhancements in the circuitry design, should make listening through the P7 akin to immersing yourself in your pad’s high-fidelity system, but without attracting the wrath from your neighbors.
the P7 is the British audiophile audio equipment maker’s first circum aural (aka over-ear) headphones and is created with the same impeccable build as you would have expected from any B&W products. other features include replaceable ear cushions with dual-cavity construction, brush and stainless steel hardware, an ingenious foldable design, soft leather wrapped headband and earpads, and a Apple-compatible detachable remote control with integrated mic cable. the Bowers & Wilkins P7 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones is available starting this month with a $399.99 sticker. scroll down for few more look.