Bower & Wilkins PX

B&W PX

SKU: Bower & Wilkins PX Categories: ,

B&W PX

Bowers & Wilkins launches PX, the brand’s first wireless noise cancelling headphones.

 Next generation headphones marry best-in-class sound performance with a revolutionary User Experience and aptX HD Bluetooth streaming

PX reflects Bowers & Wilkins uncompromising approach to acoustic performance, with every element of the headphones’ design focused on optimising sound quality.

The PX’s drive units are derived from the company’s reference quality P9 Signature headphones and feature the same angled design for a more convincing soundstage.

The active noise cancelling function has been refined to provide optimum isolation without ‘crushing’ the music – a process that took thousands of hours of development and testing.

The headphones also use the latest aptX HD Bluetooth technology for 24-bit audio resolution to get the best possible sound from all sources.

Apart from its unrivalled performance, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of B&W PX is the User Experience.

PX is Bowers & Wilkins’ first smart headphone, with sensors that allow listeners to control music in a way that feels completely intuitive.

B&W PX works by responding intelligently to natural user behaviour.

Pick them up and the headphones will switch on immediately and automatically resume playing your music. Put them down and they return to stand-by mode. Lift an ear cup to talk, or hang them around your neck, and PX will pause the music, resuming playback when you’re ready to listen.

The class-leading battery provides 22 hours of playback in wireless noise cancellation mode, or 33 hours in wired noise cancellation mode.

Alexander Van Der Heijden, Bowers & Wilkins GM Headphones said: “At Bowers & Wilkins we’ve always believed that the job of acoustic technology is to get out of the way, allowing music to take centre stage.

PX takes this principle to the next level. They created not just the best sounding noise cancelling headphones you’ve ever heard, but headphones that are so intelligently designed, and so responsive, that you might forget you’re wearing them at all.”

To provide an optimum listening experience in different environments, PX has three adaptive noise cancelling modes, which users select with a custom app. ‘City’ allows through traffic noise so you can cross roads safely. ‘Office’ allows through voices so you can hear colleagues when they talk to you. ‘Flight’ completely cancels ambient engine noise.

The app also enables firmware updates.

The design of PX upholds Bowers & Wilkins’ tradition of using only high-quality materials, while offering a distinctive contemporary look.

The headphones feature ergonomically designed elliptical ear cushions for superior comfort and the best possible acoustic seal, and come with a soft leather headband and a robust ballistic nylon ear cup exterior.

B&W PX is available in either Space Grey or Soft Gold etched-aluminium finish.

Specifications B&W PX

Technical Features: Adaptive noise cancellation and voice pass-through

Bluetooth audio – Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX-HD

Smart sensing for Play/Pause/On/Off

USB-C charging and audio interface

Rechargeable lithium battery

Soft leather memory foam cushions

World-class acoustics

Premium materials and build quality

Mobile companion app for personalised audio playback

Fold flat design

Bluetooth Codecs: aptx- HD

AAC

SBC

Bluetooth Profiles A2DP v1.3

AVRCP v1.6

HFP v1.6

HSP v1.2

GAP

SDAP

DIP

Drive Units: 2 x 40mm full range

Frequency Range: 10Hz to 20kHz

Input Impedance 22 Ohms

Distortion (THD): <0.3% (1KHz/10mW)

Sensitivity: 111dB/V @ 1kHz

Battery Life: 22 hours BT/ANC, 29 hours BT only, 33 hours wired with ANC,

50 hours wired only.

Inputs: Bluetooth, 3.5mm stereo jack, USB-C audio

Boxed Accessories: 1.2m stereo jack audio cable, 1.2m USB-A to USB-C cable.

Protective pouch

Weight: 335 grams

Whats in the box

 

Brand

Bowers & Wilkins

Bowers & Wilkins

1960s: Humble beginnings

The sleepy coastal town of Worthing in South England might not look like a hotbed of 1960s freewheeling experimentation, but for audio fans it’s a place that’s synonymous with innovation.

Thanks to the first Bowers & Wilkins speakers built here in the early years of the company, music lovers could experience albums such as Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds in new, mind-expanding depth and clarity

1966: Beginings

John Bowers begins assembling speaker systems in the workshop of his electronics shop in Worthing, South East England

Following an inheritance of £10,000 from a satisfied customer, John Bowers sets up his own loudspeaker company

1966: P1

The first Bowers & Wilkins loudspeaker. The profit from P1 allowed the company to invest in new calibration equipment

1968: Domestic Monitors

The DM1 and DM3 were launched to bring high quality audio to more customers, at an affordable price point

1970s: A decade of milestones

With the company established and growing fast, Bowers & Wilkins developed its reputation for innovative design backed up by world-leading R&D.

They introduced new forms and design concepts including Tweeter-on-Top, new cone materials such as Aramid fibre, and it all culminated in the launch of the iconic 801, soon to become the reference speaker of choice for many of the world’s leading recording studios

1970: DM70

With its curved cabinet, the DM70 changed the shape of loudspeaker design

1980s: The application of science

Extensive investment in research led to the establishment of the company’s dedicated R&D facility in Steyning.

The era of MTV pop superstardom and bombastic stadium rock also saw Bowers & Wilkins buck the trend and introduce something small and unobtrusive: the “compact monitor”, or CM1

1990s: Rewriting the rulebook

The 1990s saw the pioneering work of the Steyning research team realised in spectacular fashion with the launch of Nautilus™, a speaker that rewrote preconceived notions of speaker design.

It also saw major product launches at both ends of the spectrum, with the unveiling of the highly regarded entry-level 600 Series and the flagship Nautilus 800 Series

2000s: Expansion in to new categories

The decade that brought us iPods and smartphones saw them embrace the new world with the launch of the iconic Zeppelin.

They also expanded into the car audio category and transformed the performance of their 800 Series with the development of the Diamond-dome tweeter

2015: 800 Series Diamond

The latest version of their flagship introduced a complete redesign and revolutionary new technologies, such as the Continuum™ cone