- Positives: A powerful sound with warm bass, but also very precise and detailed treble. The passive noise cancelling headphone is excellent as is the design and comfort of the P7.
- Negatives: It’s bit expensive.
- In Short: The new headphones Bowers & Wilkins has excellent benefits. Combining stylish and graceful design with a very powerful and precise sound. It is an ideal candidate for our best headphones choice.
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Review
With the P7, Bowers & Wilkins finally provides its flagship product in the category of supra-aural headphones (design Over-Ear). Made from a combination of leather and brushed aluminum, the P7 has a particularly elegant design while remaining minimalist. We’re far from the bling side of a Beats Studio, and it’s not to displease us. But the new product of Bowers & Wilkins is not only a monster of design; it is above all a headphone which has exceptional sound performances that will delight the most audiophile among you. It will, however, be necessary to have the means to obtain it because this one has relatively higher rate than some of its competitors as the KEF M500 or the Sennheiser Momentum.
Design of the Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphone
The Bowers & Wilkins P7 is really a model of design, and unlike many headphones, the quality of finishing and also the purity of the materials used for its assembly is impressive. A peculiarity that surprised me when unpacking the P7 is the smell released by the box. It feels the leather, a bit like a new luxury car, but after all, the P7 is a bit the Bentley of audiophiles. The leather precisely is a rare softness for an audio headset. This one has really better quality compared to some other headphones audio reviewed earlier. The rest of the top Bluetooth headphone is made of brushed aluminum and stainless steel giving it a certain elegance but also ensuring durability. If I had to use a single word to define its design is “Class.”
Small, however, the headphone can not bend on itself or flat, and will, therefore, take a particular place on the go if you want to store it, for example, in a bag. Indeed, the helmet itself is also relatively imposing, and therefore not necessarily adapted to the more nomadic ones who should rather move towards supra-aural models or intra.
Comfort of Bowers & Wilkins P7
Unlike the KEF M500, the manufacturer of Bowers & Wilkins here makes the choice of a very soft leather to cover the pads of the earphones in which your ears should be lodged correctly. A criticism which is often found in respect of two little brothers P7, namely the P5 and P3, was related to the size of the deemed too small hoop. B & W has reworked this part, and the headphone is now perfectly maintained and should not slip any more sudden movements.
If you wear glasses, it is possible that you feel a slight pressure on the duration. Here again, it is a universal problem with headphones over-ear and on-ear.
Strength and Robustness of Bowers & Wilkins P7
As we know, headphones are increasingly used in movement, and solidity is a particular point on which it is interesting to lean. Indeed, it is not uncommon to find products offering at first a beautiful design and good audio performance. But what if it breaks down after 6 months? With the P7, Bowers & Wilkins offers a product designed to last in time, and it is a safe bet that it remains a reference for the coming years to come. The leather should also keep its luxurious side with the years, for our greatest happiness.
As of cables, the P7 is delivered with 2 cords 3.5mm of which one accompanied by a microphone and a remote control 3 buttons specially adapted to the devices iOS. Note also that they have the advantage of being housed directly in the headphones to strongly limit the breakage (the cushion disengages magnetically to connect the cable in the form of an L).
Audio Performance Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones
To the team, we have rarely been as impressed by a headphone with the first listening experience. Comes with 40mm wide speakers, the sound is particularly dynamic and open. The instruments are detailed, and we are surprised to discover on some tracks notes. The sound is properly balanced frequency differences and provides a versatile sound that will be suitable for listening to various musical genres. Unlike a Beats Studio or SMS Sync By 50, no particular emphasis on the bass, but lovers of Hip-Hop and Rap will not be outdone as the P7 Bowers and Wilkins transcribed to all loaded music perfection.
Noise reduction level, no active module with the P7, but a passive insulation with the ear cushions completely covering the ears and depositing on your skull. Insulation is not perfect, but will easily forget what is happening around you. If you want to be completely in your bubble, opt for an active noise reduction headset side from Bose.
Even in a world where headphones at $200-$300 have become legion, spending more than that for an audio headphone may seem like a lot of madness. However, the Bowers & Wilkins P7 is really a high-end headset that should accompany you for many years. Offering a great finish, stylish design and great comfort, the new B & W model is mostly a monster that perfectly reproduces your favorite songs. Its size makes it a headset especially suited for listening at home or in the office. But no matter where you want to use it, it should fully satisfy you.