One Night In Soho With The Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 Wireless Headphones
As if we had synchronized our watches, Emiko (@thathifigirl) and I rolled as much as the valet for the swanky Soho Warehouse — a members solely bar and lounge in downtown Los Angeles.
The event was the invite-only launch get together for brand new Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 Wireless ANC Headphones which retail for $399 USD.
Like rock stars we had been greeted by Bowers & Wilkins advertising reps, given all-access wristbands, and escorted up the elevator to a VIP room the place the pre-party was already underway.
There had been sufficient properly dressed younger individuals within the room that it appeared like we had entered a actuality relationship present. This was actually not your typical audiophile occasion — and that was the purpose behind your entire night.
For a brand new era of listeners, headphones are each a style assertion and supply of musical enjoyment. You are what you take heed to.
While cocktails and hors d’oeuvres had been served, we had an opportunity to audition the Px7 S2 headphones. Six had been on show. Two in every shade — black, blue and light-weight gray. The blue mannequin grabbed my consideration, whereas Emiko gravitated in direction of mild gray.
The Px7 S2 is the second era of the unique Px7 from 2019-2020. According to Bowers & Wilkins, the S2 encompasses a new sonic signature with extra bass emphasis and drastically improved noise cancellation.
Although Bose and Sony have dominated the noise-cancelling wi-fi headphone marketplace for years, Bowers & Wilkins is aiming to sneak up on their lead with its luxurious class mannequin for a modest premium.
Emiko and I had the chance for a quick pay attention throughout the occasion. Although a loud get together is not any place to evaluate sound high quality, it was very best for testing its energetic noise cancellation (ANC) prowess. Upon activating the function, not solely was the drone of bar chatter drastically diminished, however I all of a sudden couldn’t even hear a dialog occurring proper in entrance me.
Needles to say, ANC expertise has advanced in a really vital manner over the previous few years and it’ll fascinating to see how the brand new headphones cope with workplace conversations and exterior noise that’s vital to your sense of situational consciousness.
We can each additionally affirm that the brand new headphones do emphasize the bass; customers can use the EQ changes on the brand new app to make no matter adjustments they really feel are essential to match their very own listening preferences.
It was onerous to not be impressed with the Px7 S2; the construct high quality, consolation and really feel are a reduce above the competitors. The ANC expertise exceeded expectations and the auto-play/auto-pause are a pleasant contact; making it to straightforward to start out and cease music when placing them on or taking them off.
It might be fascinating to check the brand new Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 to the Mark Levinson No. 5909 that we simply reviewed. There is a substantial value distinction between the 2 fashions; you should buy two pairs of those headphones for the value of 1 set of the Levinson mannequin, however each supply actually high-end efficiency and ANC so the comparability goes to occur.
Emiko and I completely loved the event, and are grateful to Lucette Nicoll, of Nicoll Public Relations, for the invite. The launch occasion at Soho Warehouse by Bowers & Wilkins provided me hope; not only for the success of their product, however the audiophile trade as a complete if it hopes to draw the subsequent era of music fans.
Our evaluation of the Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 will seem subsequent week; eCoustics Sr. Headphone Editor, Will Jennings, has been evaluating the brand new headphones to the perfect from Sony, Sennheiser, Bose, Master & Dynamic, and Mark Levinson and count on to be shocked by the outcomes.
Where to purchase:
$399 at bowerswilkins.com | Amazon | Crutchfield (USD)
$499 at Amazon.ca (CAD)
£363 at Amazon.co.uk (GBP)
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