Bowers & Wilkins has future-proofed its coveted headphones by launching a wireless pair of its P7 over-ears. The cord-cutting new headphones have been unveiled just as the demand for Bluetooth audio is set to heat up.
The P7 Wireless is built off the back of its original wired model of the same name, which has been around since 2013, but this new iteration will come with more advanced drivers for a claimed tighter bass and more defined mid-to-high end vocals.
The biggest change is the addition of aptX Bluetooth, which will offer a level of freedom to your music listening out and about or in the home. It's no secret the upcoming iPhone 7 will likely lose its 3.5mm headphone socket so consumers may be in the market for a pair of wireless cans in the near future.
Being wireless, they're battery-powered and good for up to 17 hours of playback, which is a more than decent enough to take on most long-haul flights, and with sheep leather ear cushions they should hold up on the comfort stakes too. The on-ear P5 headphones can become rather hot and sticky but being over-ear this should be less of a problem, and it'll help isolate outside noise.
Talking of which, listed at £320 when available in September, they are priced much higher than the Bose QC35 — kings of noise-cancelling. However, B&W's Wireless P7 headphones do come with that notoriously high level of premium build and materials so prices itself at the top end of the Bluetooth headphone spectrum, yet cheaper than the likes of B&O's BeoPlay H8 and Sennheiser's Momentum.
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