Bowers & Wilkins adds two new pair of ANC wireless headphones viz, Bowers & Wilkins - PX5 and Bowers & Wilkins PX7. This brand is known for manufacturing luxury speakers and headphones. They are known for its PXseries, Bowers & Wilkins - PX and P5 which is considered to be the best ANC sounding headphones.
The Bowers & Wilkins - PX5 is on-ear ANC headphones which are designed for individuals who need that great sound of over-ears without it being too bulky. Being an on-ear the PX5 can be used for longer hours due to attractive fabric-covered housing and soft earpads. As the PX5 is loaded with 35 mm drivers which tends to deliver great natural sound with boomy bass. Bowers & Wilkins has packed the PX5 with physical controls which are arranged on the edge of the right ear cup. Being on-ear headphones the PX5 cuts out much of the environmental noise around us.
The PX5 comes with Qualcomm's aptX codec, which Bowers & Wilkins says delivers "robust, low latency high-resolution wireless" listening, switching seamlessly between video and audio optimization. This is to avoid latency when you are watching videos or playing games, the PX5 also delivers hi-res audio when you are listening to music. The PX5 comes with 25 hours of battery life and with a quick charge of 15 minutes you get 3 hours of playback time.
The Bowers & Wilkins - PX5 is priced around Rs. 21,000/- and will be available from next month.
The other addition to this lineup is the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 which is an over-ear headphone. Bowers & Wilkins has packed the PX7 with 43 mm drivers which deliver a warm and smooth sound which has a natural warmth in the bass with great clarity over mids. The PX7 are intended to be lighter as compared to other headphones as the headband is made with carbon fiber and plastic composite, Bowers & Wilkins states that this material is just as strong as traditional aluminum and offers more flexibility. You can enjoy your music listening session for longer hours as the PX7 comes with memory foam ear cups which provides a soft cushion against your ears.
As compared to other popular headphones at this price point like the Sony - WH-1000XM3 you won’t find touch controls on these headphones. Instead, Bowers & Wilkins has provided physical buttons on the earcups which allow you to control your music playback and the strength of the active noise canceling feature. The PX7 comes with Qualcomm's' aptX HD adaptive codec which avoids audio-video latency while listening to music and playing games. Bowers & Wilkins claims 35 hours of battery life with ANC turned on, and with the quick-charge feature, you get 5 hours of audio playback from a 15-minutes charge.
There are four different noise-canceling modes, including high, low and auto, there's also a dedicated button on the earcup to temporarily pause noise cancellation when you need to quickly hear your surroundings. The PX7 uses proximity sensors which can pause the music when you take them off and resumes once you place them back over your ears.
The Bowers & Wilkins - PX5 is priced around Rs. 28,000/-
Along with two ANC headphones, Bowers & Wilkins also announced its first pair of wireless earphones viz, Bowers & Wilkins - PI3 and PI4.
The PI3 is designed to tune the mids and highs and the bass separately as it's plated with two dedicated drivers coupled with separate amplifiers in each earbud. PI3 also uses aptX adaptive support, said to be a first for this kind. The PI3 is made of silicone which makes them more durable, Bowers & Wilkins had introduced aluminum back on the earpieces. The PI3 also comes with a magnetic snap that automatically pauses your music when they're clipped together. Battery life is claimed to be 8 hours while fast charge through USB-C gives 2 hours for just 15 minutes of charging time.
The Bowers & Wilkins - PI3 is priced at Rs. 14,000/- and will be available in three colors i.e space grey, blue and gold from October 2019.
The Bowers & Wilkins - PI4 offers a secure fit due to its angular fit design, and also the PI4 is loaded with bigger drivers which are said to offer some of the best sound quality out of a pair of in-ear buds. The PI4 also comes with ANC which focuses on noise cancellation without hampering the audio quality, for you to enjoy your favourite tunes without worrying about outside noise. The earpieces clip together when not in use with magnets. This action also pauses and unpauses your music. The PI4 has a 10-hour battery life plus, a quick 15-minute charge will give you 3 hours of listening time.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI4 will be available in three colors space grey, blue and gold from January 2020 for Rs. 21,000/-