Bowers & Wilkins - P7 Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black

Experience pristine sound with these Bowers and Wilkins P7 over-the-ear headphones, which feature 40mm dynamic drivers with independent diaphragm and suspension components for vibrant, detailed audio. The folding design enables simple portability.

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Superb Headphones Posted by: from: Minnesota on I am older (57) and hard of hearing (I wear hearing aids but not when I listen to music). I have two pair of moderately priced ($100 - $150) Audio-Technica and AKG headphones and have never been pleased with their sound quality when compared to my speaker/subwoofer system. Being at a stage in life where I can afford the price point of the Bowers and Wilkins P7, I spent a lot of time researching higher end headphones. I had narrowed down my search to the P7s and the Sennheiser Momentums and then auditioned both at Best Buy. It was a hard choice, but I found the P7s to be a little more comfortable for my noggin. Both of these are a little too bulky and heavy to use while out and about with a mobile device, but I use them only at home. I have never owned a Bowers and Wilkins product but was well aware of their reputation in the audiophile world. If you appreciate finely crafted products, the P7s will not disappoint you in any way. Their styling (while subjective), material choice, and sound quality (again a subjective characteristic) most definitely met and exceeded my expectations. An all around wonderful product.

21 out of 21 found this review helpful.

Excellent sound experience Posted by: from: on Headphone experience is higly dependent on personal sound preferences...these fit mine like a glove. Easy to listen to a range of music for 2 or more hours without tiring of the sound or discomfort. I compared these to Sennheiser Momentum, Denon AH-D600, B&W P3 & P5, AKG ?, and Bose QC-25. The music ranged from The Who, Herbert Mann, John Coltrane, 9-Inch Nails, Herbert Hancock, Traffic, Supertramp, a Bach concierto, and Nora Jones. These won every round for best performance at combined bass/midrange/treble performance; and piano, female/male vocals, sax, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, and full percussion. Easy to discern all instruments in the Bach concierto...just phenomenal. All music in FLAC files. My at home and travel experience after 4 weeks remains excellent. Build quality and design are superb. These are definitely worth a trial against any favorites you may have. These are very efficient (approx 25 ohms) and equally perfect for DAP/mobile devices; HD-music file formats; and home systems.

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

P7 beats Beats Posted by: from: Buffalo Grove, IL on Being a tech junkie and audiophile, I have bought and returned many a headphone. The B&W P7 I will keep. The sound is true to the recordings. The clarity of vocals is great and the balance of highs and lows lets you hear what the recording artist intended. Too many headphones these days are targeted at kids with thump thump thump bass to an extreme. The P7 has a nice bass but not at the expense of the rest of the sound spectrum. With high quality recordings these sound great. have been listening mostly to rock--U2, Midnight Oil, AC/DC. Short Skirt/Long Jacket is amazing on these headphones. For Dropkick Murphy fans try Rose Tattoo on these headphones and see how many instruments you can count. Yes, these are pricey and not for everyone. But if you enjoy balanced sound, clarity and headphones built to last, buy the P7.

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Amazing. Worth It. Posted by: from: on So I was recommended to buy these headphones by a co-worker after mentioning that I was using a set of Astro A50's on my computer to listen to music. Granted I knew the A50's were more of a gaming oriented headset rather than a music based one but I didn't really think something could get much better at the time. I'm so glad I was so wrong. The sound quality, the design, the comfort, the sound isolation effect. Everything exceeded my expectations. In my opinion these are worth every penny I spent on them and then some.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Beyond my expectations Posted by: from: on I love listening to these headphones. They have a musical quality that just warms my heart. My setup is high fidelity streaming computer audio into an external DAC and then a vacuum tube headphone amplifier. The soundstage is amazingly wide. The bass is full and deep yet sounds very natural. The highs are crisp and clean without distortion. Some reviews have stated that the midrange is lacking, but I don't agree. The overall sound is well balanced and doesn't have any midrange deficit to my ears. I thought the price a bit high, but when you combine the sound quality with the sturdy stylish construction, it becomes a fair purchase. I have listened to these headphones for hundreds of hours of pleasure. They fit my head well and I often forget that I have them on while I am getting lost in the music. You would have to spend twice what these cost to get a higher level of sound quality. Very highly recommended.

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Best Sounding Headphones I've Owned Posted by: from: on The P7's are the best sounding headphones I've ever owned. I personally haven't really tried any headphones in the same category, except maybe the V-Moda Crossfade, but that is $100 less and definitely inferior to the P7's. But, I think there are basically only 2 huge pros: • Sound quality is amazing and pretty neutral with a perfect amount of bass • Stylish yet solid build quality A few minor cons: • A bit bulky if you're used to smaller headphones • Buttons on the cable aren't the best to grip (they are plastic "lines") • Could have included better case and accessories for the price All in all, I think you're paying for the sound quality here and you're definitely getting it. Unfortunately, lower quality audio files tend to be more noticeable on the P7's, but hey that's not what you're listening to with these right? Minor cons aside, the P7's sound better than anything I have ever owned or even tried.

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A great sound experience Posted by: from: on Really a magical experience for music, movies, and games. The sound gives you a spacious soundstage with great separation of instruments and sounds. The bass is rich deep and to me not muddy in the least bit. These aren't beats style bass meaning not muddy over exaggerated geared toward mainly the rap/hip hop genres. These are geared toward everything else. Their build quality is stunningly durable. Comes with 2 wires. One with mic for ios devices. Not sure if the controls for volume and music works for android. Being able to replace the wire if need be and ear pads are too. Ear pads are very comfortable. Clamping pressure on the head is snug not uncomfortable in any way. Of course this will vary so try them if you can. Great grade of sheep skin leather with a great smell to them. The case soft leather. It is unique but not the most protective but good enough. They do not fold flat but to the side for storage keep that in mind. If you want a headphone that will last you many years if not for life consider these. They may be expensive but think of it like this you can get many standard headphones with moderate success at a decent experience but lack durability to take any form of traveling or you can buy one phenomenal pair of headphones audiophile grade and love them for many years to come.

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Magnolia brand for a reason Posted by: from: California on Music has never sounded so good. Playing FLAC files is where it's at nowadays. I do not recommend listening to music streamed from the Internet with these on, because you will pick up on all the flaws of the poorer quality audio. I threw every genre of music at these headphones, and have no complaints (ambient to pure noise metal). I am now an official fan of Bowers and Wilkins and will not have it any other way.

16 out of 16 found this review helpful.

Audio Bliss and Perfection Posted by: from: Baltimore, MD on I have owned and tried Sennheiser Momentum, P5, P3, Klipsch 4i, Etymotics, Grado's, Shure's, and more... Obvsoily these are a combination of in-ear, open and closed headphones. Bottom line... I have NEVER had my hands on ANY type of ear/headphone that sounded as good, nearly as beautifully made, and comfortable as these. I would be surprised if they don't wind up in MOMA in NYC like Movado's. Sound Quality specifics... 2nd to none instrument/voice separation with close but awesome soundstage, tight and appropriately strong bass, great mid-range, unbelievable and again appropriate highs (again 2nd to none), many people claim you can hear new details with certain gear - with these OH MY YOU WILL, isolation is great while actively listening and does a great job of shielding sound from outsiders. They are so efficient that my ipad and phone drive them as loud as I could bear - amazing for such large over the ear drivers. If you love music and sound at it's best and love to get "lost" in it, I know of no better place on earth unless you are prepared to spend well into 4 digits. The only downside...$400 is a lot of money, especially for headphones. However, I can safely say they blow away anything in this price range and they are physically a work of art. Lastly, they smell beautiful, really. Other reviewers have described the smell similar to what the inside of a "Bentley" or "Rolls Royce". It seems crazy to say it but it is no exaggeration, really.

12 out of 12 found this review helpful.

If Sound Could Talk... Posted by: from: Saint Paul, MN on If sound could talk, this is how it would want to be heard. I can't think of another way to describe the B&W P7s. Don't bother wasting your time with anything else. At the very least, order yourself a pair and take a listen. My money says that someone will have to pry them off your head before you'll be returning them. Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop to Jazz, pick your genre. Anything you throw at them, they'll deliver results unlike anything you have ever experience. These headphones will make you love your music again.

11 out of 11 found this review helpful.

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