Bowers & Wilkins P9 Headphones

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Bowers & Wilkins are one of the most well-respected audio brands in the country.

It has established a reputation in its relatively short time on this Earth founded in 1996. That very few could dream of in such a short time.

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Though the company decides to go off the rails. It also produces what it believes is the absolute best that it’s capable of. These are nothing held back gadgets that come with the price tag to match.

The P9 Signature is the latest of these products from Bowers & Wilkins. It costs £699. Those are more than double that of their current flagship headphones, the P7 Wireless.

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We get a doubt, is a pair of headphones truly every is worth £699?

Sound quality

Almost every design element in true Bowers & Wilkins fashion is just discussed was chosen because of how it would aid in sound quality.

The thick sturdy design and the turbine webbing both help in almost totally removing vibrations from distorting the sound by traveling up around the headphone band.

You will find an acoustic sound cabinet inside each cup. That is within B&W has placed a specially designed drive unit. Developed from scratch by B&W’s engineers the drive unit has a clever suspension mechanism. While still maintaining absolute precision in sound quality that allows it to achieve an incredible range.

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A pair of closed-back headphones that sound astonishingly open is the result.

They will take a good week or so to warm up. On concord, once you have broken them in the P9 produces a sound that’s really rather incredible. The clarity of distinction between each ranges us truly impressive. It’s not until you start throwing some really demanding tracks at it that you realize just how high the bar is.

Skrillex’s Bangarang feels such as the crystal clear assault on the senses. While Dusky’s Tiers is a euphoric pairing of ultra fine synths it was always meant to be with that menacing bass ever-present beneath.

Specifications:

GENERAL

  • Packaged Quantity: 1
  • Weight: 14.64 oz
  • Earpad Material: Leather, memory foam
  • Manufacturer: Bowers & Wilkins

HEADPHONES

  • Headphones Form Factor: Circumaural
  • Sound Output Mode: stereo
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.2 %
  • Sensitivity: 111 dB
  • Impedance: 22 Ohm
  • Diaphragm: 1.6 in

MICROPHONE

  • Type: On-cable

CONNECTIONS

  • Type: headset
  • Connector Type: mini-phone 3.5 mm 4-pole

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Included Accessories: protective pouch
  • Color Category: brown

MANUFACTURER WARRANTY

  • Service & Support: 2 years warranty

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  • Brand: Bowers & Wilkins
  • Product Line: Bowers & Wilkins
  • Packaged Quantity: 1

ACCESSORIES
Cables Included:

  • Headset cable – detachable – 4 ft
  • Headphones cable – detachable – 4 ft

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • Weight: 14.64 oz

SERVICE & SUPPORT

  • Type: 2 years warranty

SERVICE & SUPPORT DETAILS

  • Type: limited warranty
  • Service Included: parts and labor
  • Full Contract Period: 2 years

Pros:

Without the usually eye-watering price tag, no one wants an industry leading sound. Yes, there are £699. On concord, when you think that the average audiophile that spends upwards of £1000 on a pair of HiFi-quality headphones. These make every bit of sense. They are B&W’s best headphones ever. They are quite frankly one of the best pairs of headphones we have ever used.

Cons:

  • They are not wireless
  • They are also not particularly portable.
  • Think of these as being at home in the living room, long-haul flight or train.
  • They are also only as good as the sound you put in
  • So, if audio quality isn’t your absolute top priority than frankly, you will be wasting your money with these.

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