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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Rich, Flawless Sound, Ultra Comfort, Just Superb!

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    The new Bowers & Wilkins PX7 wireless headphones are an outstanding option for a superb listening experience at home, traveling or in a noisy office. They combine ultra-premium audio reproduction, very effective noise suppression, easy-to-operate controls and a very long battery life. The famous Bowers & Wilkins quality is evident in every feature. Bowers & Wilkins was founded in 1966 in Worthing, England by John Bowers. It is one of the world’s premier developers of high-end speaker systems, aided by Sir Kenneth Grange since 1975. Among its innovations was the use of Kevlar fibers in speaker cones (to improve rigidity and reduce distortion), phase linear transmission, Matrix cabinet enclosures, separating tweeters from the main speaker enclosure, Nautilus speaker geometry, Flowport bass reflex vents and diamond dome tweeters. Since 2010 the company has designed and introduced successively more sophisticated headphones. The P5 series, the company’s first Bluetooth headphones, were released in 2015. The PX headphone series was launched in 2017. Here are the key features: • Bowers & Wilkins PX7 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones • Ergonomic, fully adjustable over-ear, closed dynamic headphone • Woven lightweight carbon fiber composite arms provide strength and durability • 43.6 mm full-range dome driver for maximum bass and very accurate wide frequency response • 10 – 30,000 Hz audio frequency range, less than 0.3% THD distortion • Adaptive noise-canceling/suppression technology helps block external noises, may be switched on or off, high and low level • Monitor function allows ambient sound to be easily heard while wearing headphones, may be switched on or off • Bluetooth 5.0 reception range up to 50 feet, NFC pairing connection option, supports aptX Adaptive, HD and Classic codecs plus AAC and SBC codecs • Bluetooth connection can be made with two devices at the same time (active with only one) • Two built-in microphones for making and receiving phone calls (Clear Voice Communication v2), four microphones for Adaptive Noise Cancellation • Bowers & Wilkins Control app provides additional setup, customizations and adjustments • Power and Bluetooth pairing buttons on right earphone • Noise cancelation control (high/low/auto/off) on left earphone • Automatic standby mode when headphones are removed • 30+ hours continuous use from rechargeable internal lithium ion power source: 3 hours to fully charge with included 48” USB-A to USB-C connection cable • 5 hours use after 15 minute quick charge • 3.5 mm (headphone) male-to-male 52” connection cable included, USB-C cable can also serve as headphone audio connection • Elegant grey fabric covered hard shell storage/travel case • Easy to follow illustrated quick set-up guide included, full owner’s manual available by download • Foldable design for compact storage • Size: 6.2 inches by 8.5 inches by 2.5 inches • Weight: 11.3 ounces • Two year limited warranty on parts and labor The box has the headphones, set-up instructions, a 48” USB-C charging/connection cable, a 52 inch long 3.5 mm direct-connect wire cable and a hard shell case. The quick set-up guide is a two-sided illustration of basic features. You have to download the 8 page owner’s guide from the Bowers & Wilkins website and the associated app to add some additional control features. The hard shell case is covered in a beautiful gray fabric and its elegance gives you your first indication that these headphones are premium quality. The headphones are also covered in a space grey fabric with a black leather-like surface on the ear pads and the headband. The frame is very lightweight but is constructed of a very strong and durable carbon fiber composite. The ear pads have super-soft memory-foam cushions for superb comfort and noise isolation. A USB-C cable recharges the lithium ion battery. A green LED light will flash during charging (up to 3 hours when fully discharged.) then glow continuously when they are fully charged. The stated music playing time of thirty hours seems conservative since I found the headphones would operate for nearly forty hours before fading out. The customizable auto-off feature aids this very long battery life. One nice feature here is that the USB-C cable allows you to listen to music from your computer while the earphones are charging. Press the power button and an audio prompt indicates when the power is on or off. Pair the earphones with your phone or other source via Bluetooth. An audio prompt guides you, but my phone paired them very quickly and without drama. A blue LED indicates the connection has been made. The connection remained very solid throughout my home, up to nearly 50 feet. These headphones use Qualcomm’s new aptX Adaptive Bluetooth codec which promises the best blend of full frequency response and low latency with rock-steady connection reliability. The headphones are fully adjustable and the very soft pads completely and comfortably enclose even the largest ears. The Bowers & Wilkins PX-7 are the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. They are light (11.3 ounces) and have plenty of adjustment range to enable a perfect fit. The left and right earphones are clearly labeled with a large “L” and “R” on the inner surface. The earphone pads are fairly large (about 4 inches tall and 3 inches wide) so they qualify as “over ear” and they provide excellent sound isolation. You can wear them for many hours in perfect comfort and your ears will never complain. Pressing the ANC (automatic noise canceling) button turns on that feature with an audio announcement which indicates level (high, low, auto, off.) The ANC technology uses four microphones (two on each earphone) and is very effective for mid-frequency noise. I turned on both my shower and bathroom sink faucet and the noise (which would normally be very loud) was just a faint hiss which I could easily ignore while listening to the music. You can also allow ambient noise to pass through by pressing the ANC button for two seconds. Even without music playing the generous padding on the earphones provides excellent passive noise isolation. Further, you can adjust the degree of active noise cancellation using the Headphone Connect app. The PX7 would be a wonderful companion on a noisy airplane ride! Like all good Bluetooth earphones these will respond to various voice commands, allow you to interact with Siri, take calls, etc. Each earphone has some controls. The right side has the power, Bluetooth connection and volume controls. The volume control will also answer phone calls, skip tracks (forward and backward), pause and repeat tracks and summon Siri. The left side has the noise cancelation control. One clever feature is the Wear Sensor which shuts off power and pauses music when you remove the headphones. The real value of the PX-7 headphones however, is not the noise-cancellation, but rather the incredibly rich sound experience they provide. They have an extremely accurate reproduction of music from lowest bass through mid-range notes and on to the highest frequencies. I played every range of music, from classical, blues, hard rock, jazz and a full range of vocals (opera through folk ballads) and these superb headphones never disappointed me. The sound quality is just beautiful. My ultimate test for headphones is to play a complex jazz classic on them and compare that sound to the very expensive reference speakers on my old school, top-of-the-line stereo system. For the PX7 test I chose the album, “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis, perhaps the greatest jazz recording of all time. With this amazing music the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 showed me what it can really do. The Miles trumpet solos were clean and bright, I could literally feel the bass strumming and drum solos as though they were right in front of me, the Bill Evans piano riffs were perfect and the brilliance of Cannonball and Trane were undiminished. The PX7 transported me back to that historic 1959 recording date. If I walked into my study and turned on my five figure stereo system to the same music I might be able to isolate some minor differences from the reproduction achieved by these headphones, but that is just a “might.” And if I did that I am not sure that I would be able to consistently tell the difference even in pieces like “Kind of Blue” for which I know every note. I really cannot give these wonderful Bowers & Wilkins PX7 headphones a higher compliment than that. One point that deserves note – the drivers are 43.6 mm, not 40 mm as indicated on the box. I am surprised that Bowers & Wilkins made this error. But 43.6 mm drivers are nearly 19% larger than 40 mm drivers. That greatly enhances their reproduction ability. I subjected these headphones to various extensive sound tests on YouTube and they passed each trial flawlessly. Just a few complaints: First, no owner’s manual is included! There is a thick Safety and Warranty booklet (which no one will ever read) but you have to download the little 8 page owner’s manual. The Connect app is very limited, lacking an equalizer or sound mode selections. Finally, while the headphones fold to fit their case they remain pretty bulky. But would any of these minor issues make me regret this purchase? No way! Bottom line - the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are an excellent choice for even the most discerning music fans who want a very comfortable headset, superb noise isolation and beautiful sound reproduction. They are a perfect choice for traveling and would pass boring hours in airports and on planes with gold stars for quality, sound level and range. I can confidently award this amazing product a full five stars and my full, unqualified endorsement. Buy these if you really love music and know with certainty that you will never question that investment!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic headphones, if the glass slipper fits!

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    Review broken down into a few categories to allow for a more informed decision Over-all Presentation: 5/5 The headphones come in a hard fabric case. The fabric adds texture to the case and makes a sleek appearance. The headphones are visually appealing, with a subtle marble finish look to the plastic pieces and clean, sharp looking fabric otherwise. Over-all Ease of Use (Including iPhone Application): 5/5 Pairing is extremely easy. The same button that facilitates power on/off is able to be held to initiate Bluetooth pairing: a smooth process overall. And, one of my favorite features is that the headphones allow for two devices to be paired at once. I always have my phone nearby, so any Bluetooth enabled headphone paired to it automatically connects and having the second device allowance permits connecting to my tablet or another device without having to go through disconnecting my phone (this is honestly one of my favorite features). The application for the phone was simple to install, I did have to search the apple store for it as I was not prompted to install when I connected the headphones. The application itself is simple to use keeping to minimalistic design. The headphones come with a cord to allow for traditional headphone jack use also which is fantastic for non-Bluetooth enabled devices. The headphones also come with a USB connector for charging –my only complaint being as with most devices these days is that it does not come with an AC adapter for the USB charger. Comfort (Over-the-Ear): 3/5 Sadly, I have not been entirely impressed with the comfort of these over-the-ear headphones. I have used over-the-ear noise canceling headphones for the past couple years and something with this pair of headphones just feels a bit off when it comes to comfort. Two perspectives here, my own and from my wife. My wife is a Disney lover, and enjoys wearing ears in the park – however, the ears press just at the right pressure near the temple area to induce a headphone and well, these headphones have the same effect on her. She is not able to comfortably use them. My opinion is as followed. The headphones do not just easily pass onto the skull but rather they rotate into position resulting in a very snug and tight fit. The tightness is both a pro and a con. The con, being well, they press a little too hard at times unless you finagle them into the perfect position. The pro, being, they do not easily slide off and it reduces movement of the headphones while not seated still. I see it as a dual-edged sword. They can be comfortable, and allow for extended periods of wear; however, it does take precision and learning how to angle them just right for one-self. The over-the-head piece is well padded and comfortable feeling against the top of the head and the ear pieces themselves have padded muffs that snuggly hold around the ears. They are able to be adjusted to fit different head size in the proper fashion, but once again, it is hard in my opinion to get them just right. I feel the pressure they exert on the head could be reduced. Wear Sensor: 5/5 These headphones are equipped with a wear sensor. This technology will automatically pause music or a video if it senses that you move the headphone from your ear (even one ear) or completely take them off. The music or video will then resume when you place the headphones back over your ear. I have kept this technology on and I will say that it is quite impressive. This is great if needing to have a quick conversation or just need to take off the headphones for a second, reducing the need to stop whatever is playing. I occasionally enjoy keeping one ear on and one off while in public if I want to hear the world around me and I was able to trick the headphones into believing they were still on. At times, I would forget this feature would exist though and find myself with my device paused. Overall it is nifty. The application also allows for toggling the wear sensor on and off. So if you absolutely hate it, there you go, off. Sound Quality: 5/5 The sound quality of these headphones did not disappoint. I am not an insane audiophile, so others input may be more sound in this section, but for a lay-person when it comes to sound I am pleased. Music and shows come through wonderful providing an immersive experience with clarity in sound. I would say more, but as previously stated, I am not fully equipped to give an extensive overview in sound. It would have been nifty to have any type of equalizer within the application but this is not by any means a deal breaker in my opinion. Noise Canceling: 5/5 I got my first pair of noise canceling headphones a couple months into medical school to study, 3 years ago now, and I have never looked back since. Whenever I use headphones without noise cancelation the sound experience almost feels naked to me. The noise cancelation is as expected for a high end noise-canceling headphone. I always use my wife yelling to our cat as a solid indicator if a pair of headphones is able to cancel noise well, and these are effective at blocking her out overall or at least greatly diminish the screams. They are also quite effective in canceling out environmental noise. Given the tighter fit as mentioned earlier, these allow you to become easily immersed in your audio experience. There are 4 total settings including high, low, auto, and off. The high noise-canceling does not give me as much of a pressure sensation as I have felt with other headphones I have used. The low setting, has never been one of much use for myself but it exists if that is for you. The auto setting seems to work well – I believe it can provide a more dynamic experience – but I personally leave mine on high as that is what I have become most accustomed to. The setting may be changed through either using a button on the headset or through the application. Call Quality: 3/5 I feel that I am never fully impressed with call quality of Bluetooth headsets with calls. The headphones allow one to answer a call with the click of a button, hang up, or even ignore a call. Overall I was able to hear the call clearly with the headphones in place with moments of slight interference. The caller did say that my voice felt slightly diminished in comparison to using the phone normally. Would I use these headphones to take a personal phone call? Yes. Would I use these headphones to take a professional phone call? Probably not. Battery Life: 5/5 The battery life is absolutely fantastic. I have been using these headphones for about a week at this point. I normally listen to music or Netflix for a few hours each night and I have yet to actually charge the headphones. They are still running off of the battery life that they came with. The headphones themselves do not tell you the percent battery left as you power them on (my previous headphones would do that – a feature I have since noticed I took for granted). The only way I have found to check battery level is to use the application which has a battery indicator. I would easily trust these headphones to last through an entire day on one charge. Overall Score: 4/5 I wanted to be able to justify a 5-star rating for these headphones as most categories I considered are definitely a 5/5; however, overall comfort played the largest factor holding me back. These are a fantastic pair of over-the-ear noise canceling headphones and I am pleased with them, but they may require a trial period to find out if the comfort is right for you. I would reasonably believe these to be a 5-star option for the right person.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Sound, Great features, Comfortable fit

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    The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 noise-canceling headphones work wired or with Bluetooth, look great, and have a very comfortable fit! The battery life is excellent too! Sound Of course one of the main reasons you buy nice headphones is for excellent sound quality. The PX7 definitely has no problem here! Bass is deep, treble is clear and crisp, and vocals are natural. Whether I was listening to a SciFi TV show or 24-bit FLAC classical music the sound was full, crisp, and clear. I played a number of different styles of music as well. The PX7 never disappointed me. It also works great on the phone. I have already used it for many hours at work and people can hear me fine and of course I have no problem hearing them. I didn't get any complaints from people I talked to about background noise while I was talking. Features The PX7 headphones have adaptive noise cancellation. I'll get into that more later. They work over wired or wireless - and include an 1/8th" stereo cable as well as a USB-C charging cable. As you read above it has a mic so you can use it for phone calls as well. One very cool feature is the auto pause and resume. If you're watching or listening to something and you lift one side off your ear it will automatically pause the content that's playing, audio or video, and then start playing again when you place the side back over your ear. This is a very convenient feature! It does the same thing if you take off the entire headset and then put it back on. The PX7 comes with a very nice hard case. Make sure you have the sides turned in when you put the headphones in the case. That may not make sense now but if it doesn't close easily you probably have it backwards. There is also an app! It took me a few minutes to find the right one. The first one I tried was not for this headset even though it was also a Bowers & Wilkins headphones app. Make sure you find the app that mentions the PX7 in the app description. Once you have the right app it's simple to setup and use. The app is pretty basic, no EQs, but it does give you additional controls for the noise cancellation as well as changing setting like for the voice prompts, wear sensor, and standby timer. Controls There are right earphone has volume up, volume down, play/pause, and a switch for power and Bluetooth pairing. The left earpiece has one button and that's a toggle for the noise cancellation. The controls are easy to feel and get used to. Again, you'll want to use the app for more options related to noise cancellation plus you may want to change other settings, like disabling the wear sensor. Battery Life 30 hours! Pretty excellent. I've been using these for a week and I didn't time my hours but it's been a lot and I'm at 60% battery. I'm not sure what else to say here. I assume if the battery dies you could use it plugged in, just without the noise cancellation, but I'm not sure about that. Noise Cancellation Last but not least...This is my first set of headphones with adaptive and active noise cancellation. I like it! At work it hides the loud fans of computers in the room, at home it can hide music from games the kids are playing. I was surprised at one point because I didn't realize there was music playing and then I took it off and heard the music. There are three modes to the noise cancellation, High, Low, and Auto. They're self explanatory. In my time using them I didn't notice a difference between Low and Auto though I'm sure there is one. I notice a big different between High and Low/Auto. Make sure you install the app to get more granular control over some of those settings. It will let you turn on some ambient sound and adjust how much comes through - very cool idea though I feel like I usually want it on or off and if I was to hear some ambient sound I would just use Low or maybe Auto. If you have never used noise canceling headphones before be aware you will probably feel a "pressure" for lack of a better word when the noise canceling is on, whether using them to listen to anything or not. Some people this bothers more than others. I notice it more sometimes then other times but in general you'll probably notice it when they are on High. Comfort The fit is great! They feel soft as well as solid and secure on your head. Each side slides smoothly and independently of the other. Again, they slide very smoothly! Often headphones have slides that come out more than I want at first and then I put them back a little. With the PX7 you just feel some of the quality here - the sliding is perfectly smooth in both directions. The adjustments allow for a comfortable fit. Bowers & Wilkins did a great job with the PX7! They're definitely on the pricier side of things but I feel like they have a very good feature set and some extras like a great look and a nice hard case thrown in too. One Note! If you're going to use these with Windows 10 first off, they work very well! Do be aware though that you may need to connect them twice! They connect once as a music device and once as a voice device. I tried on two different Windows 10 laptops. On one they connected correctly, as both devices at one time. On the other I thought they connected but the connection kept dropping and basically wouldn't work. I had to connect a second time as the second device. Anyway, once connected they worked great! I also used them with an Android phone (Android 9.0) and an Android TV (Android 8.0) and had no issues with either. On the Android phone it will show the battery life of the headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great noise canceling with a standout design

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    PROS -Modern design -Great audio quality and noise cancelation -App is easy to use -Great battery life CONS -Call quality is poor -Headphones don’t fold to save space -No equalizer in app SUMMARY: If you love the design, but don’t plan on making phone calls and have the bag space to spare, these headphones will impress with their balanced and complete sound as well as their noise canceling capability. The PX7s are Bowers and Wilkins’ latest active noise cancelation offering – an upgrade from their older PX. The design is familiar, but a welcomed refinement showcasing beautiful adjustable carbon composite arms extruding from the headband (see picture attached to this review). There is a solid color cloth wrapping around the headband and cup. The headband and earcup cushion are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. The ear cups are synthetic, but overall feel durable and nice to the touch. If you have a larger head like me, these headphones will work well as the headband has a good amount of squeeze force between the ear cups that isn’t too tight and enough to keep the headphones snuggly on one’s head. This design does come with a drawback – these headphones don’t fold at all so they will take up a bit of space in one’s carry-on bag. The heather grey hard-shell case feels very strong and is sure keep the headphones safe, even in a crowded bag. Overall audio quality is well balanced similar to offerings from Bose – the bass is not too punchy and the mids/highs are balanced. The active noise cancelation is terrific when background noise is constant, Using the headphones on a recent flight was a great experience with the headphones blocking out most of the air noise. City background noise sneaked through as expected, but overall I was very impressed with their performance. Battery life was solid – I easily went a week in between charges using for several hours a day at work. Though audio quality and noise cancelation is great, the microphones for phone calls left a lot to be desired. The microphone picked up on background sound which made phone calls and navigating voice menus frustrating. The app doesn’t require an email login which is nice for privacy minded individuals. The app gives the ability to set the intensity of the noise cancelation as well as enable audio passthrough for hearing your surrounding environment. It also allows the ability to pair a second device and update the headphones. Though the headphones are very balanced by themselves power users will miss an equalizer in the app.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great ANC Headphones with Bonuses.

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    There are 3 main things ANC headphones must get right in order to be successful, and with the amount of competition in the market currently, they really need to get it right to rise to the top. These headphones should absolutely be on your shortlist if you're in the market for ANC headphones. I have used a bunch of different brands/models of ANC headphones and earbuds so let's see how these compare. Sound- These sound great. They have an amazing sound stage, and good separation between highs, mids, and lows. I normally keep the volume under 50% that seems more than adequate for my 39-year-old ears. I tried these on my iPhone 11, Pixelbook Go, Macbook Air, and AppleTV. The music I tested on this was hip-hop, country, classic rock, jazz, 80-90s pop hits, and there were definitely some things that I could pick up on these when compared to other headphones. It's great discovering new things in your favorite songs that were missed with other headphones. There was also no delay when watching videos/movies on any of the devices mentioned. The long battery life makes it really easy to listen to music or binge-watch your favorite shows/movies. ANC- The Active Noise Cancellation is great on these, comparable to your Bose, Sony, and other high-end headphones in this category. It's great that when you click it on and everything around you falls away and you are just left with your music. I tried these at home, out at a park, and out running errands. Most of the outside noise disappears, and the few things that can't be canceled are dramatically reduced/muffled. Fit- First of all the build quality on these is amazing, you can tell the materials used here are high quality, the frame is strong and durable, and the ear cups are very thick and soft. The overall weight seems light, but a tad heavier than some others I have used. These absolutely feel premium. The mix of fabric covering the outside of the cups and the top of the headband and the carbon fiber mix of the arms is a great blend. The best way I could describe these is that this is what I would imagine a high-end pair of Apple ANC headphones to be built. Using them to binge-watch a few episodes of Watchmen and The Mandalorian on my AppleTV gave no fatigue around my ears or the top of my head, and this is coming from someone with a fairly large head. Bonus- So they obviously checked off the main 3 sections that make these ANC headphones successful, but there are a few things that also set them further apart from the competition. First, the ANC can easily be toggled between, High, Low, Off, and Auto. I have normally just left it on Auto and it has done a great job of blocking out most things but allowing me to hear when one of my sons comes up to me to get my attention. The second is the Ambient Pass-Through that allows some of your outside noise to come through if you need to be aware of what is going around you. This feature works well, but I do not like that the volume of your music seems to be dropped, but I am guessing that is just away to keep you aware of outside noise. Third, you are able to connect 2 devices at once so I can be typing this out on my laptop listening to some music, and if I get a call on my phone I can take the call using these headphones, finish up the call, and return right back to my music. Sound quality on calls is great by the way, clear on my side, and folks that I spoke to said that I sounded clear on their end as well, as if I was talking on my phone. Fourth, is the app that you can use to toggle some of these features. I'm using the app on my iOS devices, but they have one for Android as well. The app works well and allows you to check what devices are connected, and toggle between different ANC levels. The last bonus feature is the auto-pause feature when you lift one of the cups to hear someone. As soon as you lift up one of the cups, works on either side, the music auto pauses so you can hear, then resumes as soon as you put the cup back down. I'm sure you could tell if you made it this far into the review, that I would without hesitation recommend these headphones over the competition. They check off all the boxes to make them great ANC headphones while adding a few bonuses to sweeten the deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing sound quality

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    The noise cancelling is exceptional and sound quality is what i expect from headphones priced as such. I did get them on sale. Ive always recommended or gotten the sony counterpart for friends. But ive wanted to try these for so long. They did not disappoint. They are comfortable and easy to set up and use. The only things i had an issue with them was it would pick up wind going over the headphones a lot. So if you wear them where there is a wind or breeze not the best. Also have to get used to take them off without pressing the buttons.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Still the best on the market

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    Your cannot go wrong with this. The best had gotten better. BOWERS AND WILKINS but only look great but they sound phenomenal. A must have. I've owned almost every BOWERS AND WILKINS HEADPHONES and I love them all

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    More cowbell. Frustrating dampening of music

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I loved the look and feel. I love the buttons and switches. Noise canceling is really good. The bass is great and some songs work well. But there are frequencies missing. Snare drums don't pop, cymbals are muted, Acustic guitars and male vocals sound damped as if in another room. The infamous cowbell in Don't fear the Reaper sounds like a wood block. I thought it might be my ears but other headphones sound better. I tried repositioning, connecting by wire, adjusting the EQ. I kept for two months. Many songs seemed fine unless I was familiar or I could compare. There is a quick riff on cymbals at the start of Tracy Chapman's Fast Car that could not be heard at any volume. Entire instruments were missing from songs like Space Odesey. Most songs just sounded much more mellow than I'm sure the artist intended. I thought maybe I got a lemon, but then I found a couple of reviews that mention the same problem. My home speakers are all B&W 702s and 600 series because they sound so natural and clean. But these headphones are mutted and over based. They would be a nice pair to fall asleep to on a plane as everything sounds more mellow. But when I play something I am familiar with, the agitation of missing sounds keeps me awake. The Sony WH1000XM4 sound better. I don't like Sony's touch controls. But the noise canceling is better with the Sony and they have hardware EQ.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I love my PX7s

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I love the sound quality and ANC in my PX7 headphones. After reading reviews I tried the Sony XM4s and the B&W PX7s. While they are both excellent headphones, the bass response and clarity of sound were more to my liking in the PX7s. The XM4s were a bit better at ANC but not by much while the overall sound quality was much superior in the PX7s. You can’t go wrong with either pair for wireless ANC headphones but try the PX7s before making a decision.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing sound quality and noise canceling

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    I was surprised at how good these were regarding sound quality and the noise canceling feature. Getting the headphones connected via Bluetooth was straight forward for me. The headphones connected to my iPhone and the iOS app without any issues. The wear sensor is a nice touch as it allows you to have the headphones playing music and when you remove them it pauses the music. When you put them back on the music resumes. The battery life is excellent. Only charged once since I began using them and that was the initial charging. I've played music for at least 8 hours and so far still don't yet need to recharge them. As far as comfort when wearing them, I don't have a problem with these being on for 3-4 hour stretches. They are well designed for comfort. The phone call quality is really good. The headphones I typically use for phone calls introduces a delay which makes a conversation difficult sometimes. The PX7 doesn't have any noticeable delay. The audio from the other person on the call is quite clear. Regarding ease of use, all but one thing has worked well for me. The one thing I would have liked to be made different is the forward and reverse track. You have to press a single button multiple times to do either. Different number of button presses to forward to next track and a different number to go to previous track. I would have liked for there to be a different button for each. Noise canceling is a great feature on these. With the app you can set Auto, Low, and High. The high setting does an amazing job. I had it set to high, walked down a sidewalk and only hear sound from cars that had exceptionally lout exhausts. Normal cars were either difficult to hear or not able to be heard at all. This is one of the best features of the headphones in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Don't Understand the Hype

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    After receiving great reviews, I gave these headphones a try. Sound quality was the priority in my headphone search. Returned after 2 weeks. Sound Quality: I couldn't believe how muffled and distant the sound was, especially after all the rave reviews. It has a wide soundstage, but it lacks clarity in sound. Weak highs. Very disappointing considering the price range. Comfort: These headphones have a tight clamp and aren't suitable for big heads. They might be fine for small heads. The earmuffs were decently comfortable, but they are smaller than other headphone models. The noise cancellation is pretty good. Not Sony 1000xm3 level, but still pretty good. Battery life is good. Build quality is excellent - sturdy and good materials. It also has no equalizer so you can't personalize or tweak the sound. Overall, a disappointment for me. I much prefer the Sennheiser Momentum 3's for sound quality.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A premium pair of cans

    Posted .

    The Bowers and Wilkins PX7 is the replacement model of the highly rated PX model launched two years ago. For those who aren’t familiar with this brand, Bowers and Wilkins is a British premium audio company which been around since the 60s. The B&W PX7 in my honest opinion is a combination of form and function. The PX7 is designed similarly to the previous PX model. It has the same woven fiber styling found the in PX. And aside from color styling one cannot immediately differentiate the two models. It has a modern design element which differentiates it from traditional over-the-ears headphones. But there is one major difference though which makes the PX7 a cut from the PX is that it is made from carbon fibre instead of metal thereby making it lighter than the PX model without sturdiness being compromised. The PX7 has the usual control buttons found in other headphones. But the power switch is a slider switch which is better for me rather than a toggle button. It has the pause/call button and two volume buttons which are also used for controlling music. On the left side of the headphones is a toggle switch to control noise cancelling functions. The PX7 has an app for both iOS and Android. It is a basic app and doesn’t really add much if there is anything at all to add. The noise cancelling feature can be controlled via app or the left side button. It on/off, high/low and auto settings the latter commonly referred to as ambient noise control. And one thing I like about the PX7’s ambient noise control is that the change from high to low is seamless unlike other headphones which have a split second display or an audio prompt whenever a switch is made. Audio output for this headphones is rather on the conservative side meaning bass is good but not thumping. Mids and highs offer clarity. IMO if you’re into classical and jazz this is perfect. And other genres such as pop and metal is pretty much decent. But for bass heavy music such as hip-hop or old school reggae, the bass is still decent but more of it would be nice. So take note of that. Overall, this is an astounding set of cans without really announcing to the world I’ve got an expensive pair of cans. I’d actually recommend this whose more concerned about audio quality rather than the brand itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Cans, Mostly

    Posted .

    These are overall a solid choice in the premium headphone market with a premium build quality and good sound. My user experience is based on having used the Senn. Mom. Wir (M2) headset for the last 2.5 years and testing these as a potential replacement. Comfort--These headphones win hands down on comfort. The build quality is premium and uses good material but they feel very light on the head. They cup the ear very well and provide a snug fit that won't result in fatigue. A big win is the padding on the top bracket that rests on the head. It's at least 1.5 inches of soft foam, and as a bald man, I appreciate this touch over the M2's. Ergonomics- The hard button (tactile) controls are nice and responsive are pretty intuitive. One win this scores over the M2's is the ability to adjust your noise cancelling level from low, auto, high or to turn off completely. HOWEVER, when I disable the noise cancellation feature, there seems to be a built in volume limiter and the sound is VERY low. Another limitation these have is setting them up in the app. Using an IPhone XS Max, I was unable to connect the headphones to the app. This did not impact my ability to connect to the phone through bluetooth, so I can overlook it. Other callouts include auto-pause when you remove the headphones from your head, and auto-resume when you put them back on. This worked seamlessly. There is an included AUX cord also for travelers, as expected. I placed a couple of calls with these headphones and the performance wasn't the greatest. I was audible, but these are much more of a listener than a talker. Sound- Overall impression is these produce a very PURE sound. Especially in terms of vocals. It's like Fiji water smooth. I am a beginner audiophile, so layman terms will be used. I first listened to rap and noticed the the bass was punchy and crisp vs when I listened to the very same song on my Momentums, the bass had more rumble. So I would say a much cleaner bass profile. I then cranked up some classical trumpet and got a solid performance. Comparing to the others, i felt the Senn were better on the brass profile. Listening to classical piano, the PX7's seemed to win with that PURE sound i referenced. Just very clean and angelic in all genres. If you're shopping for headphones at this price point, my overall opinion is that these are a very nice option. They're super quality in look, feel, and sound so I would buy them over anything within a $50-75 price differential. I give them a 4.5 star but that's not an option so we go with 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Headphones

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I love these headphones. I can't wait to try them on an airplane when this Covid stuff is over. At home, they perform as advertised. I use them with my TV and CD player and it allows me to listen without disturbing my wife while she is working from home. Love 'em.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    B&W PX7

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Wow! What a set of headphones. Nice fit over the ears with fantastic sound. Sounds even great when watching movies on the TV late at night while the kids are sleeping.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    They do what they say they do.

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Excellent sound, battery life, sturdy construction and easy to use controls. Connects easy. So far, I love these headphones.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    So far so good

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    Posted .
    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I bought these for the ability to use around the house. Also what a pair of head phone that would not break so easily like the rest.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Disappointed for the price

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    Posted .
    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Unfortunately this won't be a positive review for these headphones. But before I get into the negatives let me highlight some of the positives I had. Positives: These headphones had fantastic battery life. I would easily go a couple weeks of moderate use without having to charge them. Obviously that'll change depending on how much you use them, but overall the battery will not disappoint you. Next positive would definitely have to be their active noise cancelling effect. I was impressed with how well they blocked out most noise. I would compare them to the level of Bose noice cancelling. Turn the volume up with whatever you're listening to and you'd be hard pressed to hear anything. Another positive would definitely have to be the Bowers and Wilkins Headphones app. This app allows you to update the firmware of the headphones whenever a new version is out. It also has sound scapes such as a thunderstorm to fall asleep too. I've used these features many times and they're wonderful. Negatives: Here we are with the negatives. The first negative would have to be how I wasn't impressed with either the sound or the volume of them. They sounded okay for headphones, definitely not bad but they had a very neutral tone to them. Nothing stuck out, the highs never hurt my ears (it's an odd way of putting it but I love when highs kind of pierce my ears drums.) And again, they never got very loud, sure with that I never heard any distortion but at the same time I felt that they could definitely go louder without any distortion. And the deal breakers for why I cannot recommend these. I went through 2 pairs within 6 months. My first pair after about a month of moderate use I started hearing a metallic popping sound, as if something very small was rattling inside the cup. That was pretty annoying especially because of the price of these headphones. So I returned them and exchanged them for the same unit. Probably a fluke, it happens with electronics. Everything was good for about two months then that same problem happened again. This time I didn't immediately return them because I could live it. Then one day I turned them on and straight away I was blasted in my ears with a loud hissing sound from both cups. I didn't understand why they were doing that so I power them off and on and same hissing sound. I then tuned off the ANC and it went away. What's the point of these if I have to tune off the ANC in order to use them? That's one of their main selling points and that stopped working after about 7 months. I understand a one time issue but twice is unacceptable, especially from Bowers and Wilkins. I have much higher standards for B&W because of their reputation. And if this is what quality control they have I cannot recommend the PX7.

    Features

    Quality
    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very Nice

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Upgraded from my Sony MX3 to this and, while it’s not a huge difference, there are a few that definitely make this a nice upgrade. And on a good sale these are definitely worth picking up!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Audiophile review; skip the PX7 and buy the PX5

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I am an audiophile who was in search for the best sound quality in a bluetooth headphone; noise canceling ability was not part of the main criteria. After owning Sennheiser HD1 Momentum, Bowers & Wilkins PX7 - I got rid of both of them. Sennheiser is very good and sounds very very good for a Bluetooth headphone; but is was missing the joy of music. Then I tried the B&W PX7 for several days and I really wanted to like it - there is one main flaw with the PX7; something is awefully wrong with the treble tuning. I own Bowers & Wilkins 603, 606, HTM6 and 607 full size speakers & have listened to the 700 series speakers for a long time at a friend's house; so I am fully aware of B&W trademark sound signature. While attempting to reproduce the sound signature similar to their amazing full speakers; B&W mostly succeeded in the bass, mid bass and midrange frequencies; but something got really messed up in the treble regions - as also measured by rtings dot com. This particular issue basically makes the sound cheaper and not as crystal clear; it was truly disappointing and because this one important flaw I decided to return the PX7. Given B&W is known to produce exceptionally clear treble I had high expectations for the PX7 and it truly failed in the treble area and did not reproduce the signature B&W sound in the treble region; elsewhere it did excellent. I did want to give up on my search. Here comes PX5 to save the day. It reproduces the entire frequency range with the signature B&W sound with exceptional clarity; bass would score a solid A- ; midrange would score a solid A+; treble will score a solid A. Now I don't have to go my listening room to fire up the B&W 606s to enjoy the music. I can get almost 70% of the same wonderful sound with the PX5. Now that is a high compliment. Finally, for the noise canceling aspect & long time wear comfort I bought myself a Bose QC 35 II for those long flights. If you are in search of exceptional sound, skip the PX7, buy the PX5 and it will take you into true music bliss only Bowers & Wilkins can deliver. A true musical delight!!! Enjoy your PX5!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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