Magnolia Collection

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

Magnolia Home Theater

Take your home entertainment experiences even further. Magnolia Home Theater stores offer the next level of audio, video and smart home solutions.

Magnolia Home Theater
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.



Headphones Buying Guide
Protection Plan Options
Our experts recommend
Subtotal:

Overview

What's Included


  • Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-the-Ear Headphones

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (105 out of 110)

Features


Over-the-ear design

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.

Sound-isolating design

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.

Folding design

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.

Apple, the Apple logo and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries


What experts are saying

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 110 reviews

96%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

Most helpful reviews

See all customer reviews
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb Headphones

    Posted
    pillboy
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Magnolia brand for a reason

    Posted
    Hetnal

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If Sound Could Talk...

    Posted
    TjoshuaB
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Audio Bliss and Perfection

    Posted
    RyanMG
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, but best suited for amp of some kind.

    Posted
    Eikenator
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    P7 beats Beats

    Posted
    ToddN
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great sound experience

    Posted
    TheSteve

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Headphones for Travel and Home

    Posted
    JesseG90
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

Click to visit alaTest website
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, soundstage, sound and bass quality. Editors have mixed opinions about portability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 86/100 = Very good quality.
  • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Tim Gideon on September 15, 2016
    Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
    The attractive Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones deliver a powerful Bluetooth listening experience.Full Review
  • Hi-Fi Choice (UK)October 9, 2015
    Bowers & Wilkins P7 - £330
    The P7 is a very good headphone for those who want to enjoy their music in the home and on the moveFull Review
  • Home Theater ReviewRating, 4.5 out of 5Jerry Del Colliano on March 25, 2015
    Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed
    When audio-video industry types get together these days, they talk a lot about distribution pipelines. The biggest change to the AV business in more than a generation is the change to the pipeline. Gone is Circuit City. Gone is UltimateFull Review
  • CNETRating, 4 out of 5David Carnoy on August 13, 2014
    Bowers & Wilkins P7 review
    Bowers & Wilkins has been on a quest in recent years to expand its brand from the "classic" audiophile realms of living room stereo and home theater to the more growth-friendly audio categories of the post-smartphone era -- namely, wirelessFull Review
  • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Christopher Phin on November 26, 2013
    Bowers & Wilkins P7 review
    Expensive and restrainedFull Review
  • Laptop MagNovember 22, 2013
    Bowers & Wilkins P7
    Bowers & Wilkins' latest flagship headphone, the P7, may have a fine pedigree and sheepskin leather, but is it really worth $399 given that the Beats Studio adds noise cancellation and jacked-up bass for the same price? If you're into seriousFull Review
  • Laptop MagRating, 4.5 out of 5Mike Kobrin on November 21, 2013
    Bowers & Wilkins P7 Review
    The Bowers & Wilkins P7, the company's first over-ear headphones, look and sound like a million bucks.Full Review
  • Pocket-lint (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Rik Henderson on November 12, 2013
    Bowers and Wilkins P7 review
    For all its audiophile heritage and reputation as something of a style connoisseur, it is strange that Bowers & Wilkins has until now abstained from competing in the higher-end headphone space with the launch of its B&W P7 over-ears. Perhaps theFull Review


Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.