Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2: Adaptive AptX and proprietary ANC
It took English audio engineers at Bowers & Wilkins three years to build the next version of their flagship headphones – the Px7 S2 replaces the perfectly successful Px7. Now it is Px7 S2 that can be considered the best full-size B&W headphones.
With the obvious continuity of design, the novelty was “redesigned from scratch“. At least that’s what marketing VP Giles Pocock and brand activator Peter Madueno say. The headphones are lighter and sleeker, with new 40mm low distortion drivers, as B&W says, still angled. The ear pads are filled with memory foam for a comfortable listening experience.
The B&W Px7 S2 supports the AptX adaptive codec, complemented by proprietary audio processing and the current active noise reduction system. In total, 6 microphones work in Px7 S2: two listen to the sound of the speaker, two – external noise, two more are responsible for voice transmission. The verified location of each of the microphones is especially noted.
All this interacts with the Bowers & Wilkins Music App, from which you can control noise reduction modes (transparency mode is also provided), equalizer, turn on the voice assistant, etc. The alternative is the controls on the headphones body.
The Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 battery lasts 30 hours, after which 15 minutes of fast charging can add another 7 hours. If there is no power source, a 3.5mm audio cable is included. Another connector on the Px7 S2 case is USB-C and the cable is also included. All this together is placed in a convenient case, and it turned out to be thinner than its predecessor. Headphones are available in 3 colors – gray, blue and black.
Availability and price
Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 headphones cost $400 in the US.