2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Bowers & Wilkins first-ever headphone design, the P5, now they are launching the PX7 Carbon Edition to celebrate.
The PX7 Carbon Edition is designed to highlight the PX7’s use of carbon-fibre composite reinforcement in its construction, the new Carbon Edition features a carbon black finish with diamond-cut detailing on each ear cup, creating an even look that also evokes the illustrious heritage of Bowers & Wilkins headphones over the years, inspired by the original P5.
The PX7 Carbon Edition shares the same specification as the existing PX7 models. First and foremost, it delivers True Sound, offering maximum resolution while maintaining neutrality and tonal balance. The aim is to recreate your favourite music exactly as the artist intended, whether with or without noise-cancelling selected. The PX7 Carbon Edition includes bespoke 43.6mm drivers, specially designed, developed and tuned by the Bowers & Wilkins engineering team.
To maintain sound quality, the PX7 Carbon Edition also supports the latest wireless codecs including the recently launched Bluetooth aptX Adaptive technology, allowing the transfer of high-resolution music wirelessly at 24-bit/48kHz streaming quality.
Much engineering effort was also spent on the design of the headband and earcup-supporting arms used in the PX7 Carbon Edition’s construction; as with all PX7s, these are made from a carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer for a combination of lightness and stiffness. Memory foam ear pads also ensure that the headset starts with passive noise isolation. As for active noise cancellation, PX7 Carbon Edition’s adaptive technology is capable of intelligently sensing the background environment and automatically selecting the appropriate type and level of noise cancellation. Users can also use the companion App to select an Ambient-Pass-Through feature that allows certain external sounds to be heard without removing the headset.
The PX7 Carbon features proximity sensors built into both earcups, so your music is automatically paused when either ear cup is lifted and automatically resumes when placed back on your ear. At the same time, PX7 Carbon Edition also offers push-button access to Voice Assistant Support via either Siri or Google Assistant depending on the type of phone used.
Finally, the PX7 Carbon Edition’s long battery life of up to 30 hours from a single charge (with ANC activated) is backed by a 15min quick-charge facility that will enable five more hours of use.
Price And Availability
The B&W PX7 Carbon Edition will be available in October, priced at £349.99.