Bowers & Wilkens PX7
Now this is a pair of handsome headphones. So elegant and durable but can the sound match its good looks? Yes. Yes they can. These are often compared to the Bose 700 and the Sony WH1000M3. The differences are so subtle in every aspect that it is a very difficult to choose the best sounding one.
The Bowers & Wilkens are so balanced that they didn’t even bother to put EQ settings in their phone app. Now that’s confidence when you think that your headphones are the shit. I think the sound that they were going for is ultimate balance between the lows, mids and highs and great separation to boot. Some would say that they are very technical sounding thus giving up warmth. Most will love these just the way they are. These also came with 43mm drivers to give you the signature sound that only the Bowers & Wilkens brand can give. And of course I cant forget that these also come with a impressive adaptive noise canceling feature.
But of course only premium materials were used in the construction of these beautiful headphones. Using high-tech carbon fiber composite to create the arms of the earcups to the headband Bowers & Wilkens really pushed the envelope in designing the PX series
The outer earcups and headband are covered by matching fabric materials. The center of the outer earcup uses an aluminum plate to finish off the look. The cushioned earcups use leatherette covered memory foam. Which are very comfortable. The use of plastic seems to be at a minimum for the building materials of these headphones. Which is exceedingly rare these days. But the thing plastic has over the premium materials is weight. These weigh in at a bit over 300 grams where the Sony’s weigh in at about 260 grams. Not huge numbers but still a number to be aware of.
Battery life is really extraordinary with these. It has a claimed battery life of 30 hours on a full charge and if that is not enough for you a 15 minute quick charge will supply you with another 6 hours of audio playtime. The Bowers & Wilkens PX7 are worth the price. So if you want something good looking and different to adorn your head then these are for you.
Bowers & Wilkens PX5
The Bowers & Wilkens PX 5’s are very similar to the PX 7″s. The main difference is the PX 5 are the on the ear headphones whereas the PX 7’s are over the ear headphones. Now I am not a big fan of on the ear headphones mainly because I don’t like any kind of pressure on my ear, so I would rather use the PX 7’s over the PX 5 on the ear setup.
Over the ear is much more comfortable for me and gives me a better fit to seal my music in and keep outside sound out. But that’s just my preference. The bass is a little less apparent than the PX 7’s only because of smaller 35mm drivers in them. But don’t get me wrong these headphones hold themselves well against the competition.
The same fine premium materials used in building the PX 7’s are in these as well. The same fabric materials, the same carbon fiber composite and the same metal insert on the earcup. The good looks of the PX 7 are evident in the PX 5 too.
One other difference is the claimed battery life these have on a full charge. The PX 5 can last up to 25 hours and has a quick charge ability to give you an additional 3 hours of audio playback with a 15 minute charge. Not to shabby if you ask me…Are you asking me?
Bowers & Wilkens PX
This is the first of the PX series put out by Bowers & Wilkins. Just as handsome as it brothers are. If you purchase these you will get an impressive immersive sound to enjoy your music. Like the whole Bowers & Wilkens PX series these are for audiophile level listening. Like classical, jazz, rock. If you listen primarily to hip-hop or rap these will do you no favors. The bass is more neutral and tight than booming. Just something to be aware of. The mids and highs stand out magnificently with outstanding separation.
The whole PX series uses a USB-C connection. Not only that but the whole series also has the ability to pause your music as you lift one earcup to listen to the outside and resume play as you lower the earcup back down. The PX also has Adaptive Noise Cancelling, you can adjust it through the controls on the headphones themselves or on the Bowers & Wilkens phone app.
The battery life was considered quite good when this was first released a few years ago. But here are the claimed specs of the PX. First, it takes three hours to charge the battery to 100%. Its claimed audio playback is 22 hours.But you can get more if you turn of the ANC.
There it is. My review on Bowers & Wilkens headphones. Thank you for reading my article. If you have any comments please reply down below.
Listening to music is subjective. The sound that emanates from any of these headphones, earbuds, speakers and the like, will be different for each individual. So please be aware, what may sound good to me doesn’t mean it will sound good to you. Please read or watch reviews on any product that I showcase. Or listen to a friends’. Or, go to a retail store and try it out there. A little knowledge can go a long way…then you can buy from me. (Wink, wink)