Bowers & Wilkins announced the second model of its PX7 headphones again in Could – the PX7 S2. And it’s secure to say we rather liked them. However even then, we knew one thing else was coming – the PX8’s had been touted at that time, however with scarce particulars.
However they arrive at a price – whereas the PX7 S2’s clock in at a superb worth $399/£379, the PX8’s price a quite vital $699/£599 for the high-end tech concerned.
Just like the PX7 S2s, the event time of PX8’s meant they missed out on the latest aptX Lossless codec, (they’ve aptX Adaptive) however that doesn’t put it behind the competitors – although we count on varied (probably Apple with a second model of the AirPods Max) to come back out with lossless-capable headphones in 2023, if not earlier than.
The PX8’s retain the signature Bowers & Wilkins look, however refine the entire expertise, notably within the sound division. They characteristic bespoke-designed carbon cones inside every earcup for what Bowers calls “reference-quality audio”. We will count on the identical very good noise cancelling tech we received with the PX7 S2.
The super-premium headphones can be found in two finishes, black leather-based or tan leather-based, and have cast-aluminum arms within the normal Bowers & Wilkins signature model. The earcups, memory-foam cushions and headband characteristic comfortable Nappa leather-based for the type of top-end match and really feel that you just’d count on.
In addition they boast 30 hours of battery life – not as a lot as you may count on for such a expensive pair of ‘telephones, however they provide greater than sufficient to get to the opposite facet of the world and have a 15 minute quick cost to get you one other seven hours.
As with different Bowers headphones, they’ve bodily controls together with a voice assistant button, whereas each USB-C whereas you may also join up a 3.5mm cable must you want.
As beforehand trailed by the corporate, the Bowers & Wilkins Music App will probably be upgraded to incorporate music streaming throughout the app simply as you presently can with sure different apps. Deezer, Qobuz and Tidal will probably be supported initially.
The PX8’s will probably be accessible from right now, 28 September.