The Bowers & Wilkins Px7 noise-canceling headphones, first introduced in 2019, finally have a follow-up. The new Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 Over-ear Headphones is not only sleeker – sharing some of its P series design cues – it will remain comfy wear.
In addition, the Bowers & Wilkins Px7‘s sound and active noise cancellation have also been given an overhaul. Under the hood, it boasts custom-designed 40 mm dynamic full-range bio-cellulose driver units, carefully angled inside each earcup, and a 24-bit capable wireless platform.
The new pair of cans also features no less than 6 microphones – 4 for ANC and 2 to ensure excellent call quality. Also sharing the space in the earcups is a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery good for 30 hours of playback. Recharging to full takes around 2 hours charging but Bowers & Wilkins said that a 15-minute charge will get you 7 hours of playback.
Other notables include luxurious memory foam earpads, elegant fabric finish, hybrid noise cancellation with ambient pass-through, wear-detection sensor, Bluetooth audio (version 5.0) with aptX Adaptive, USB-C interface for charging and audio interface and supports aptX HD, aptX, AAC and SBC Bluetooth codecs.
Given the upgrades, the new sleeker look, and taking into consideration inflation, you’d expect the new Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 cost more. Surprisingly, no. It still sells at US$399.
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