Since many of us are spending more time at home, we may be grabbing our headphones more often. For many of our customers, the headphone of choice is the Bowers & Wilkins Px7, a feature-rich, active noise-canceling design that is comfortable and sound, well, like Bowers & Wilkins.
The Px7 is wireless using Bluetooth 5.0, so you can pair them with a myriad of different devices. They provide up to 30 hours of playtime, and you can get about 5 hours of active playtime off a 15-minute charge.
Exceptionally well built, the Px7 weighs in at around 310 grams (versus others that weigh in about 250 grams); they don’t feel heavy and balance on the head nicely.
These are incredibly comfortable headphones to wear, with a nicely cushioned ear cup that encases your ear but does not fully cover them. The cups are soft and plush, with ample room and zero jaw stress.
The right-hand ear cup houses all of the control buttons, including a sliding on/off activator, volume up/volume down button, and a center button that pulls many tasks, including advancing, skip, answer a call, and more. The other earcup has one control button, which cycles the noise canceling on and off, plus activates the low, high, and transparency modes.
The Px7 supports APTxHD (an excellent audio codec for high-resolution audio files) and a wired connect capability. You can choose between a 3.5MM jack or a USB cable and a USB-C connection. With USB-C, you can charge the headphones while listening, a feature missing from many other brands. You can even multi-pair to more than one device simultaneously; some headphones don’t allow this.
The Bluetooth connectivity is solid, and the signal distance is very impressive.