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Bowers & Wilkins P7

from  $349.98+
87
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

Bowers & Wilkins might be better known for their speakers, but their headphones have also done the name proud, with the P7 being no exception. Once again, Bowers & Wilkins comes through with a design that pleases critics, with Forbes saying the "fit and finish is excellent" and it gives the headphones a "luxury aesthetic." That attention to design also impacts their fit, with the New York Times saying the P7 headphones "were so comfortable" they fell asleep still wearing them, and Laptop Magazine says their seal keeps "plenty of noise out." However, even the most comfortable headphones are only as good as the sound they produce, and the P7's certainly deliver, with PC Mag calling the sound "great without a completely pure flat response that can make bass seem underwhelming." Bowers & Wilkins is a master at blending style and substance together to deliver enjoyable and comfortable listening experiences, exemplified beautifully by the P7.

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User Reviews

100
AG007
I am no audiophile but I absolutely love my music. I did a lot of reading/research...read more
90
mangoblack
I purchased the B&W P7 headphone without auditioning them or even trying...read more
90
Felix666
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Connections
3.5mm stereo
Model

General

Type
Over-ear

Speakers

Driver size
40 mm
Driver design
Dynamic

Other features

Foldable design
Yes
Plug type
Straight
10 Hz (min)
20 KHz (max)

Audio quality

Impedance
22 ohms
Sensitivity
111 dB
Total harmonic distortion
0.3%

Connections

Connections
3.5mm stereo (1.2 m)
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