Bowers & Wilkins headphones : the P7s
An immersive listening experience, combined with the luxurious comfort and quality. These are the features of P7 Mobile Hi-Fi headphones, the first over-ear headphones of Bowers & Wilkins, the British producer of high-end audio equipment, most notably loudspeakers, high quality headphones earphones, and Jaguar in-car audio systems.
The over-ear design and snugly fitting ear pads allow you to listen without unwanted interruptions. Because when you’re hearing sound this good, you don’t want anything to interrupt your enjoyment of it.
“Thanks to the technological advances we’ve made with these headphones, sound performance is a revelation. Bass is tighter, vocals are more defined, and there’s a wonderful sense of space, balance, and clarity across the entire frequency range,” says the manufacturer founded in 1966 by John Bowers at Worthing, West Sussex, England.
The all-encompassing ear cushions not only provide noise isolation and high levels of comfort, their dual-cavity construction helps the pads mold to the contours of the wearer’s head. This design maintains a consistent volume of air between the drive unit and the surface of the ear at both sides of the head. Not only is stereo imaging enhanced – the sound is optimized for every listener.
Moving parts are constructed from brushed and stainless steel, as is the ingenious folding mechanism. The logo plates are crafted from brushed aluminum. The headband and ear pads are encased in luxuriously soft leather, making them a delight to wear even for long listening sessions. The P7s also features a detachable remote-control- and-microphone cable.
The P7’s speaker baffle plates are constructed from a polymer material that has been heavily braced and tuned to make it rigid and inert. This limits any resonances that might color the sound of the headphones. Finally, damping material inside the speaker enclosure helps control and dampens internal reflections, further reducing coloration and distortion. All of this means a drive- unit with a more precise, controlled movement, capable of producing outstanding levels of performance.