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Bowers and Wilkins Px7 S2 Noise-Cancelling Headphones


Bowers and Wilkins have announced the Px7 S2, which they claim is their best noise-canceling headphones to date. Featuring new high-resolution drive units, improved noise-cancellation technology, and a slimmer profile for better fit, are these worth the $399 price tag? Let’s discuss. 

The Design Of The Bowers and Wilkins Px7 S2

The slimmer design of the Px7 S2 features 40mm high-resolution drive units. Bowers and Wilkins claim that these new drive units will respond faster. This fast response should allow for excellent music reproduction while keeping the distortion at a minimum. 

The new slimmer profile boasts comfortable memory foam ear cups. Wrapped in premium materials, the Px7 S2 are available in three colors – grey, blue, and black. Each color has complementary detailing to complete the premium look. 

Noise-Cancelling Technology

The Px7 S2 uses proprietary noise-canceling technology and embeds six high-performance microphones in the headphones. Two of the microphones measure the output of each drive unit. The second pair react to ambient noise from the outside world. And the last two provide enhanced noise suppression aimed at improved voice clarity. 

Additional Tech In The Px7 S2

The Bowers and Wilkins equipped the Px7 S2 with Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive wireless technology. AptX optimizes wireless music transmissions from compatible devices for the best possible resolution. In addition, built-in DSP allows for 24bit high-resolution music streaming. 

The Px7 S2 supports 3.5mm and USB-C connectivity, allowing for nearly universal compatibility. Sorry iPhone users, you still have to use the dreaded dongle!

Add the Bowers and Wilkins Music App for setup and fine-tuning, and you have a competent and well-connected set of headphones. Rated at 30 hours of use on a single charge, the Bowers and Wilkins Px7 S2 will last you a long time. 

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Our Take On The Bowers and Wilkins Px7 S2

The Px7 S2 are re-designed and packed with new technology. At $399, they are not the most expensive noise-canceling headphones on the market. Bowers and Wilkins have a reputation for high-quality sounding headphones with premium styling. The Bowers and Wilkins Px7 S2 are seemingly following that tradition.  

Available at the Bowers and Wilkins site or selected retailers for $399. Or, if you want to wait for their flagship model, Bowers and Wilkins will release the Bowers and Wilkins Px8 in the fall for $549. Details when we get them.


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