B&W launches P7 over-ear headphones

Bowers and Wilkins has announced their first ever pair of over-ear headphones, labelled the P7.

Mixing high-quality aesthetics with a premium build quality, the B&W P7 headphones are designed to fit the contours of the wearer's head, the soft leather ear-cups enabling you to wear the headphones for prolonged periods of time.

Take a closer look in our B&W P7 unboxing video, where we also compare the differences with the P3 and P5 models.

B&W claims that the design "maintains a consistent volume of air between the drive unit and the surface of the ear", meaning that the cans' stereo imaging is optimised for each user as a result. We look forward to hearing that in action.

A rather unique feature of the P7 headphones is the way they generate sound. Incorporating aspects more commonly found in hi-fi design, the headphone driver claims to produce a sound that's more precise and controlled, with B&W boasting that high frequency dynamics are improved thanks to lighter materials.

A detachable remote-control-and-microphone cable for use with iPhones is supplied with the P7, while other smartphones and MP3 players can be supported by detaching and swapping out the cable.

The B&W P7 over-ear headphones are due for release in September with a price tag of £330, and join the B&W P3 and P5 headphones.

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by Kobina Monney

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Kob began his career at What Hi-Fi?, starting in the dusty stockroom before rising up the ranks to join the editorial and production team as the Buyer’s Guide editor. Experienced in both magazine and online publishing, he now runs the TV & audio section at Trusted Reviews where he keeps a beady eye on all the latest comings and goings in the hi-fi and home cinema market.