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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With leather-encased, dual-cavity memory-foam ear pads for comfort during extended listening sessions.
40mm dynamic drivers
Utilize independent diaphragm and suspension components to provide rich, lifelike sound with crystal clarity.
Helps block out ambient noise, so you can focus on enjoying your music.
Detachable cable for select Apple® devices
Features an in-line microphone that lets you answer and end calls and an in-line control that allows you to play and pause music or skip tracks with your Apple iPhone® 3GS or later.
Also compatible with Apple iPad® and iPod® touch 2nd generation and later, iPod classic (60GB and 120GB) and iPod nano 4th generation and later. Also compatible with iPod shuffle 3rd generation or later (remote only).
Detachable universal cable
Enables simple connection to a wide range of compatible audio devices.
Along with an included carrying case enables easy portability.
Brushed-stainless-steel moving parts
Offer durability. Leather-encased headband provides a stylish look.
10Hz - 20kHz frequency response
Ensures faithful sound reproduction.
111dB/V sensitivity (@ 1kHz)
For robust audio.
22 ohms impedance
To efficiently conduct power.
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Posted by: pillboy 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.
24 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Magnolia brand for a reason
Posted by: Hetnal 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.
17 out of 17 found this review helpful.
If Sound Could Talk...
Posted by: TjoshuaB 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.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Audio Bliss and Perfection
Posted by: RyanMG 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.
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.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
P7 beats Beats
Posted by: ToddN 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.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Fantastic, but best suited for amp of some kind.
Posted by: Eikenator from: on
As a bit of an audio nut I picked up these and some C5s at the same time. They both fit the ways you'd expect, with these wanting a much better source than my Note 3, and the C5s shining on either source. The audio on these is incredible on a decent source. On my phone there is good quality, but not the "sitting right next to a live band" feel you get when these have the power they want. I'll go more in depth on some particular songs at the end, but first comfort. As someone with goofy large ears and a big noggin, these are comfortable for a couple hours if I don't have my glasses on. With my glasses on, they are a bit tight and very noticeable after an hour and a half or so. The build is fantastic and the case is nice. Very luxurious head phones to look at for sure. As far as songs go, I don't have a dedicated external headphone amp yet, still deciding which route to go, but these were listened to off of my programming/gaming rig which has an Asus ROG motherboard which has a decent headphone amp built in.
Make Them Suffer-Elegies: I am a metal head primarily and this is probably my baseline song because there is a ton going on. This song is an atmospheric story telling of how the vocalist lost someone very near and dear to him, his screams, the furious instrumentals, the sad piano, and explosive breakdowns typically put headphones to the test. These pass that test very well. They capture the music in a big way. Every instrument has it's place and the atmosphere is flawlessly created for a heartwrenching experience.
Hans Zimmer- The Dark Knight soundtrack is incredible on these. Really nothing more I can say other than if you have ever seen an orchestra perform this type of music in an auditorium, that is how these headphones sound. Incredible.
Magna Carta Holy Grail: I don't really like or listen to rap much, but this song is well produced so it's a good test. These wouldn't be the ideal rap headphones to say the least, the piano and JT really sound awesome, the bass is not incredibly powerful, these are very much rock and classical headphones, which is perfect for me, but if you listen to electronic or rap, I would look into V-Moda Crossfades or Sol Reoublic Master Tracks.
Overall, if you listen to music deep into instrumentals and singing or screaming vocals, these are perfect!
14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
A great sound experience
Posted by: TheSteve 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.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Perfect Headphones for Travel and Home
Posted by: JesseG90 from: Austin, TX on
These are some of the best headphones I have ever owned. I previously had the well received Denon AH-D2000 and loved them but their cord along with their weight were not ideal for travel. I recently purchased the B&W C5 and waited for a headphone model that would continue their sound signature. Finally, they are here.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: shabu2 from: on
I read every review. I went with B&W reputation and they definitely deliver! I love these cans. The sound from these are so good you don't want to take them off. The fit was good for me. Took a week of wearing to break in. My favorite headphones and worth every penny.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Excellent sound experience
Posted by: RSBrown 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.