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Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless

Over-ear Bluetooth® headphones

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Overview

Our take on the Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless

Even before I opened the Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless over-ear headphones, I had a feeling they would be special. After all, they boast the same eye-catching design and ear-pleasing soundstage as the company's beloved wired version. And the addition of Bluetooth frees you from the connecting cord, allowing you to play music and take calls wirelessly from your phone. Still, I was struck by the great care B&W put into these headphones — evident in the unboxing experience alone.

Wireless twist on a modern classic

Bowers and Wilkins P7 Wireless

The Bower & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones make a powerful visual statement.

Even before I opened the Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless over-ear headphones, I had a feeling they would be special. After all, they boast the same eye-catching design and ear-pleasing soundstage as the company's beloved wired version. And the addition of Bluetooth frees you from the connecting cord, allowing you to play music and take calls wirelessly from your phone. Still, I was struck by the great care B&W put into these headphones — evident in the unboxing experience alone.

Solid, sophisticated look and feel

Opening the P7 Wireless headphones was sort of like unwrapping a gift. I forced myself to take time with it. Each slight peak, reveal, and even satisfying waft of genuine leather helped build anticipation for the neatly folded headphones inside.

The first thing that jumped out was the smooth, curved aluminum pieces that link the sturdy headband and earcups. Sheepskin leather is stitched on the padded headband and lines the plush, rectangular earpads. They rested comfortably around my ears, helping relax the firm grip. 

Potent sound nimbly adapts to your tunes

The tight fit keeps these headphones from moving around, and also ensures the meticulously designed drivers point properly to your ears. They produce full sound that can be either spacious or intimate, depending on the music. On the jam band Twiddle's "Every Soul," an entire virtual live show sprawled out in front of me, like I was about 10 rows back. The P7s had a relaxed feel, and by the time the keyboards kicked in, my head was out of my day-to-day and temporarily bobbing at a festival.

On the flip side, Vince Staples' EP Prima Donna uses deep, funky bass lines, muffled samples, and crunching percussion to create almost a claustrophic, introverted vibe. The B&W P7 Wireless delivered a soundstage that was appropriately tight and close. Reverb from the beats seemed to rattle off the "room" around me. The raw-sounding vocals came through like I was there in the booth, punctuating the "ripped-from-a-personal-journal" nature of Staples' lyrics and delivery. 

Product Highlights:

  • over-ear headphones with closed back design to help block out noise
  • large 50mm drivers offer rich, well-balanced sound with deep bass
  • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphone
    • aptX® and AAC decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
  • built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 17 hours of wireless use
  • sheepskin leather earpads and headband for exceptional comfort and durability
  • aluminum frame offers durability and elegance
  • folding design for easy transport
  • earcup controls let you answer calls, play/pause music, and skip songs
    • built-in microphone for receiving calls
  • includes detachable miniplug cable for optional wired listening
    • cable has one-button remote to control music and calls
  • USB charging cable
  • quilted carrying case included
  • frequency response: 10-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 109 dB
  • impedance: 22 ohms (wired)
  • weight: 11.2 ounces
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Over-ear Bluetooth headphones
  • 54" Audio cable (straight 3.5mm plug)
  • 48" USB charging cable
  • Padded leather storage pouch
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Instructions and Warranty
  • B&W product booklet

I also have the Sony MDR-1000X , but find these a slight step up with better bass response

George Gan, Palm Coast, FL

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George Gan from Palm Coast, FL on 2/26/2018

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I also have the Sony MDR-1000X , but find these a slight step up with better bass response

Pros: construction , comfort, bass

Cons: none that I can see

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Clayton from Benton, AR on 1/19/2018

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These are by far the nicest headphones I have ever owned, used, or listened to. I initially ordered the PX. They were great and had lots of great features, but I was never able to solve an issue they had when connecting them to my Marantz integrated amp. The issue was that I got some buzz and feedback - worked with Crutchfield tech support (they are great by the way) as well as B&W support and we were never able to determine the cause. So I decided to try these since I didn't really need the noise cancelling or the extra features. All I really cared about was sound quality. These sound excellent. Every bit as good as the PX. They isolate well too so unless you spend a lot of time in airplanes or some noisy environment don't let the lack of noice cancelling scare you away with these. Bluetooth connection to my iPad has been quick and reliable.

Pros: Sound quality

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Great headphones

Jim from Oceanside, NY on 1/15/2018

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Beautifully designed, comfortable, and well constructed set of headphones. Most important is the fact that the sound quality exceeds that of the design, comfort and construction; it comes as close as possible to that of quality loudspeakers.

Pros: sound quality design construction comfort great battery life in Bluetooth wireless mode great/easy/long range connectivity connectivity in Bluetooth wireless mode

Cons: lacks headphone button or in-line control operation in the hard wired mode

KICKS A PERFECT FIELD GOAL BUT LACKS THE DISTANCE!!!

DREW from OVERLAND PARK, KS on 9/24/2017

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I PURCHASE WIERLESS ITEMS SO I CAN STILL WORK AND DO PROJECTS AROUND THE OFFICE OR HOUSE. THAT SAIS THESE HEADPHONES ARE THE BOMB THE SOUND IS RICH AND AUTHENTIC, BASS IS SPOT ON AND EVEN THE MID RANGES COME THROUGH, BUT THE PROXIMITY I HAVE TO BE IN SO I DO NOT LOSE CONNECTIVITY IS A SMALL RADIUS!! I CANT GET MORE THAN 8 FT AWAY FROM MY SOURCE BEFORE I LOSE THE CONNECTION. THAT'S WHY THE BAD RATING

Pros: I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THESE HEADPHONES

Cons: EXCEPT THE CONECTIVITY

Great Sound

Esh from Bronx, NY on 7/31/2017

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Bought these headphones a few weeks ago. Love the sound and quality of the headphones. I can't go back to any other headphones after using the B&W's.

Pros: Detail sound. Superior quality.

Cons: Issue with watching videos using Bluetooth - Audio lag. Price.

Outstanding!

Bert from Los Lunas, NM on 6/14/2017

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These headphones are comfortable, easy to bind, the battery lasts all day and the sounds is unbelievable. Can't find anything about these I don't love

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Anonymous from San Francisco, CA on 4/30/2017

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The sound coming these headphones is really clear. They sound line big speakers. I have their 602. it is great! The only complaint I have is the comfort of them on my head and when I have them on my neck when I am not listening to them. They do not fold flat on your shoulder, they are pretty stiff. But the comfort awhile using them is luxury. The Bluetooth is great on these as these connect really fast and sounds great. But I am still thinking of keeping them or returning it because of the stiffness they have on my neck. I wanted them to fold flat.

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Cha, Cha!

Billy from Juneau, AK on 4/9/2017

Found out I wasn't getting full sound on my mac laptop, my sw equalizer was turned off. Totally brings these to life, night and day. I can get up and mambo my heart out.

Pros: Great

Cons: none

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Anonymous from San Leandro, CA on 4/1/2017

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The best overall sound from a wireless pair of headphones. Under $400, the b&o h6 2nd generation is comparable in sound quality but is not wireless.

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Superb

Michael from Arkansas on 3/30/2017

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I bought these based on the reviews, everyone is right. While I haven't listened to every brand, they probably are the best sounding wirless headphones. The fit and finish is amazing. They look and feel their price. Wife's first comment was "wow I could get lost in those".

Pros: No compromises

Cons: None

Great Sound

David from N. Brookfield,MA on 3/24/2017

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The B & W website has links to several media reviews of the P7 wireless headphones. One reviewer said that these were not just great wireless headphones they just great headphones. It was said that even if you never used them in the wireless mode they were worth the upgrade from the original P7 because they sounded that much better. That is what sold me on this product. Since I have purchased these headphones I have only used them connected to a Meridian Explorer 2 with the supplied cable. I have been listening to downloads from HD Tracks and streaming music from Tidal. The more I listen to these headphones the more I love them. i enjoy all types of music from Jazz to blue to classical and everything sounds great. I find myself listening to artists that I never considered listening to before just hear these headphones perform. Bass notes are tight, vocals are clean. I smiled while the notes of a vibraphone sounded like they were dancing around inside my hear. These headphones are very comfortable and I cannot spend enough time listening to them. I am very happy with this purchase.

Pros: great sound for all types of music

Cons: the supplied cable is a little short but a longer one is available from B & W

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Anonymous from North Webster, IN on 3/19/2017

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Quality materials in every aspect. Very clear and crisp sound. Head band could be a little wider and softer. If u want bass these headphones are not for you.

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Christopher from Pennington, NJ on 3/12/2017

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Truly amazing headphones from B&W worth the price. Excellent build & sound quality, the highs mids and low range is spot on. I have owned headphones from Sennheiser, Bose, Beats and AKG's along with others in the past, these are with out question the best all around sounding wireless headphones I've ever heard! I've purchased them through Crutchfield in Virginia. They have been in business since 1974 and have a five star rating when it comes to customer service along with shipping. They are extremely helpful and knowledgeable about all products in both audio & video weather it be the home or car audio.

Pros: Build quality, Looks, Weight and Sound quality.

Cons: No hard case for traveling.

P7, a taste of wireless heaven

Joseph from New York, NY on 2/16/2017

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I've had these for about 10 days now as I wanted to really use them before leaving a review and use them I have as I work at a desk a minimum of 8 hours a day and have them on during most of that time. After listening to the Sennheiser momentum 2.0, B&O H8, Bose QuietComfort 35 and the Master & Dynamic MW60's, these P7 were the clear winners for me in terms of quality and by far the best Bluetooth headphones I've heard so far. The sound is very well balanced and clean with a very slight warmth, especially in the low-end which can bleed a little in the mids at times, but it's barely noticeable. When I first started listening to them I admit I was a little let down as I was expecting just a little more oomph, but having lived with them for a little while I actually love their sound signature and understand that although a headphone with a more agressive sound signature may be fun to listen to for a short period of time, it quickly becomes tiring when listening for longer periods of time. The build quality on these is exceptional and very solid feeling, the only downside to that is that it makes the headphones a little heavy which can cause some fatigue after a few hours, I also found the foam on the top of the headband to be a little stiff which can also cause mild discomfort after long sessions. Overall a fantastic pair of headphones with great sound, battery life and good comfort that I would wholeheartedly recommend!

Pros: Great, pleasantly warm but very balanced sound Outstanding build quality Very good battery life Easy and reliable bluetooth connection Decent range

Cons: Slightly big and heavy, compared to some of the competitors Can get a little uncomfortable after many hours of use

Nothing is perfect but these are wonderful headphones!

Anonymous from Cincinnati, OH on 2/10/2017

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This is/was my first attempt at getting what I would consider to be "high-end" headphones. I know others may think the paltry sum of roughly $400 is a drop in the bucket, but for me it is A LOT of money to spend on headphones! So, what do I think of these headphones? First of all, build quality seems absolutely top notch! I have no complaints about the fit/feel of these headphones. As far a sound quality goes, in my opinion they are not perfect. However, I have not, to date, heard a stereo/audio setup that was without fault of some level or another. I believe that if I really wanted to nit-pick these headphones I would say that the bass is a little forward, as it overwhelms some tracks where it shouldn't be as pronounced. However this is not enough for me to take away a star. They extremely competent and enjoyable, once I stopped trying to pick apart their flaws/strengths I have enjoyed them ever since! To share my general taste in audio equipment I have a Marantz SR7009 acting as a pre/pro for my Rotel RB 980BX & RB 976BX which are mated to NHT Classic Three fronts, Classic Two Center, Super Zero rears, with the NHY X1/A1 Crossover/Amp combo powering 2 NHT Evolution U2 subs. I know it isn't the best rig in the world, but I am darn happy with it as I believe it make beautiful and detailed sound. The only reason I even looked into headphones is because of my now almost 8 month old daughter. I "needed" some way to still rock out in the evening while she is asleep.

Pros: Bluetooth - so you can actually do chores/stuff without cords getting in the way. Large Soundstage Crisp delivery of vocals Exceptional Fit/Finish

Cons: A little more "colorful" rather than "flat" reproduction of sound A little too "forward" with the bass

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Enrico from New York on 1/31/2017

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Stunning resolution. I enjoy a full sound, with some low end enhancement. Besides wearing these for music I have begun using them through my receiver for movies etc. Now my wife can listen at her volume while I rock the big sounds! I had tried several others in this price range, and clear and away the P7s are above the rest. While they are not noise cancelling, they are superbly noise isolating. I would recommend that active noise cancellation is for those who travel by air frequently. For those looking to play HD FLAC lossless music BUY THESE HEADPHONES! Make sure you ask your Crutchfield advisor about headphone Amps!

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David from St Petersburg, FL on 1/29/2017

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Love these headphones. Good separation and really high quality build.

Pros: Sound. Build.

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Srini from New Jersey on 1/25/2017

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B&W P7 Wireless - by far the best sound producing can you can get in the market. If you're looking for noise canceling then this is not for you. Although I did use this during my commute in NYC subway etc., you can still use- the best part is the sound quality is so good that you focus on the music instead of train / background noise... I have used many NC headphones including QC35, Parrot etc., but there is always a 'sinus pressure' due to the white noise (for noise canceling) that these generate. This may not be a problem for others but something to consider... Worth the buy !

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Caren from Brooklyn ny on 1/24/2017

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The reason why I give it 5 stars is because it's clearly the best head set for the money. Especially it being Bluetooth kicks ass. I have some real hi end headsets for the home like the top of the line grado and stax. I clearly bought the p7 to listen to when I go to work. I've heard a lot of headsets to take to go. And for the p7 Bluetooth by for are the best for the money. I also have the 1st generation p5 that I used with the iPhone 4 years ago and they still work perfectly. The b&w headsets are built like a tank. And I expect the new p7 to work just as long as my old p5.

Pros: The best for the buck

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Memphis, TN on 1/19/2017

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Excellent sound, fit, and finish. Blue tooth works flawlessly. My only complaint (as with all stereo headphones that I have tried) is there is not enough noise insulation to block out external sounds such as power tools, blowers, etc like shooters muffs have.

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The best ones out there

Francis from Ft Collins, CO on 1/11/2017

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After an exhaustive search including multiple testings, technical review and comparing other reviews, these headphones rose to the top. The only thing that would have made these a bit better is the option of noise cancellation, but that comes with its downside like a constant, tinnitus-like drone and dampening of the audio (although I have not seen the technical literature, noise cancelling must negate some frequencies). These phones showed through on almost all fronts: finish, storage ability, build quality and most importantly sound. They are a bit bass heavy, but I like that for the music I listen to- I end up turning the volume up on my home headphones that are considered 'audiophile'. It's hard to be critical of a very good product, but here goes: a bit bulky for everyday carrying, kind of 'old man' looking if you hang around with lots of cool kids, and as above, no noise cancelling option. The pairing mechanism is also a bit simplistic, but if you don't use a bunch of devices it doesn't matter too much. If you want to jog, like to look cool in the clubs, or sit on a plane for a living, I would look elsewhere. But if you use your phones in various locations and don't mind devoting a fair amount of your pack to carrying these, unquestionably the best choice out there.

Pros: Great sound and bass Terrific build quality Easy to use Conservative look if you don't want to be a rapper or a pro athlete

Cons: No noise cancelling Pairing on many devices could be cumbersome A bit bulky

High quality headphones. And they sound great.

THOMAS from Rochester, NY on 12/21/2016

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I have owned Bose, Beats, and JBL, and by far these sound the best. Maybe not as much bass as the Beats but enough to sound well balanced with the treble and mid-range. Plus they are very classy.

Pros: Great build quality. Excellent sound.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Trinity, FL on 12/19/2016

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Wonderful sound, Great product .

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B&W, Rocks it right !

Vic from Sunnyvale,Ca on 11/20/2016

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I loved the bass and sound quality of my B&W ear buds so the full headphone set-up was a no brainer. Your true understanding of the quality of these headphones will only become apparent if you have a high quality input source.

Pros: Great sound both wireless and using with optional cord.

Cons: Controls could have been better thought out.

Worth the money

Jeffrey from Memphis, TN on 11/13/2016

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Best sound for classical music-- clear, open, balanced. Very well made.

Pros: Clarity and detail

Cons: None

Better than the wired P7's!!!

Chad from Upper Marlboro, MD on 10/30/2016

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I own the wired P7's and these definitely sound better! The wireless range is incredible! They are the perfect compliment to my new iPhone 7 Plus! Highly Recommended!!!

Pros: More defined bass, midrange, treble and best of all---WIRELESS!!! The wireless range is incredible!

Cons: NONE.

Sounds Phenomenal, but no NC

Brent from El Paso, TX on 10/28/2016

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The P7 Wireless sounds phenomenal, however, it is a little heavy and cannot handle any outside noise. Granted, it does not have noise cancelling capabilities, but for the quality they need to consider it on their next model.

Pros: Sounds great. Good bass

Cons: No noise cancelling capabilities. A little heavier than most.

Great pair of elegant headphones

Jennifer from Stevens Point, WI on 10/24/2016

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I love these Headphones! They have excellent and elegant build quality of aluminum and leather. I am by no means a huge audiophile, but these sound great to me, especially for wireless cans. The bass is punchier than I expected, but the sound is very clear. They can get pretty loud but don't have a huge amount of sound leakage. In the month that I have had them, I have not had any issues with battery life. I can make through a full day (14-16 hours) before I have to charge them. Overall, a great purchase and a definite all around improvement over my wired B&W P5s.

Pros: Design / Build Quality Sound Battery Life

Cons: Price

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Anonymous from New York, NY on 10/24/2016

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For context, I am pretty into headphones, and have a DAC and amp I use at work, in addition to my closed back headphones. That said, what initially drew me to the P7 Wireless were the reviews and the wireless functionality, esp. with the iPhone 7. So, if the main selling point is the wireless, which for me it was, these headphones are great in that regard. I was much more interested in sound quality than convenience, but with these, I get both. I have them connected to both my phone and my computer and work and have no issues really switching back and forth. And not being tethered as I roam the office is great; the range covers the extent of my wandering. The sound is also great. The profile is a little more neutral than my other headphones, but there is plenty of bass and I prefer vocals on the P7's. The soundstage seems a little more expansive, as well. I was afraid of hiss, but I don't have any complaints there. Also, there is no active noise cancelation, but they do a good job blocking out noise passively. Finally, comfort and aesthetics are top notch. This is a nice looking headset. And it folds ups for travel (to a certain extent). All in all, I was really hesitant to spend the amount these cost for a pair of wireless headphones that may or may not have been of dubious sound quality, but I am more than pleased. The sound is great, so the wireless functionality just feels like a bonus, and a huge one at that.

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Mo from Baltimore, MD on 10/21/2016

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The best head phone I ever own.

Pros: Great head phones.

Cons: No noise cancellation.

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Anonymous from Jacksonville Beach, FL on 10/17/2016

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Great product. Allows top quality music from iTunes on MacBook Air to stream to my NAD amp with great sound. CJ was very helpful with his recommendation.

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Outstanding Product.

John from Covington, Va. on 10/16/2016

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Another great product from Bowers and Wilkins! The feel and richness of these headphones are matched by their high quality. Although a bit pricey, the Bluetooth technology should take some of the sting out of the purchase price.

Pros: Soft leather appointments, high quality build. Superb range of sound.

Cons: Tad expensive.

Great! Headphones

Kelvin from Ooltewah, TN on 10/11/2016

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I own the B&W p7 wired headphone and they sound great. I wanted a wireless pair so I bought the wireless P7 and they sound better and the bass is deeper and tighter.I have not found a pair headphones that sound better.

Pros: Better bass, better sensitivity,better detail

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Flushing, NY on 9/21/2016

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For me the fit is good, the sound is great. The bass is deep especially on those sounds where there is already heavy bass, you just have to adjust the volume some. I love them. They're paired with my iPhone and iPad, so where ever I go I got them.

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Great wireless headphones, but not exactly balanced sound

Jason K from Washington, DC on 9/19/2016

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I've owned any number of mid-level headphones and a high-end custom IEM, and had a chance to try the Beyerdynamic T5 for an extended test, and these may be the best wireless headphones out there. Definitely comparable to a decent pair of wired headphones connected directly to an iPhone. If you were willing to pay a couple hundred more than what these cost, you could probably get a decent headphone amp and a good pair of headphones, and do far better in the sound department. That said, there is something extremely liberating about a goo pair of wireless headphones, and these are good. There is a real depth and punch to the sound; it's very dynamic, and (for a wireless headphone) very focused/tight. The early reviews mention the bass, and its definitely there, to a point where I wish that B&W had toned it down a notch. That said, the bass is very deep and tight; it just threatens to overwhelm at times. This is a "fun" sound signature on the warmer side. Clarity is there, and so is separation, but it's not a neutral sound. Ergonomics are very good. These are heavy, but comfortable headphones, and I've had no problems with the clamping force (even with glasses). There is no active NR, but I didn't want that interfering with sound reproduction. There's been some criticism about the buttons. They are fine, and I haven't had any problems using them; I just wish that they were a bit bigger. I haven't tried the microphone for phone calls, but they work fine with

Pros: Great sound for a wireless headphone. Great bass, and very good depth. Dynamic/"alive"

Cons: They get loud very quickly as you turn up the volume, so there aren't many usable volume increments. Not a neutral sound.

Blown Away

Roundtop from Gettysburg, PA on 9/10/2016

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All good with these headphones...sound quality, comfort, battery life. These headphones are game changers in terms of providing this kind of sound quality along with the convenience of wirelessness (is that a word?). Just remember that the P7s don't have active noise reduction as Bose QC35 headphones do--in case you're planning to use them for air travel.

Pros: Sound quality, build quality, battery life.

Cons: No active noise reduction and they are big.

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Features and Specs

General
Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 2.797" x 3.688"
Noise-canceling No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 10-20k Hz
Sensitivity 111 dB
Impedance 22 Ohms
Weight 11.4 ounces
Cord Length 54"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Storage Pouch
Charging Case No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Features

Overview: The Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) P7 wireless over-ear headphones retain the classic styling of the original P7s, with the leather ear pads and detachable cables. The P7 wireless features Bluetooth version 4.1 for superior audio and wireless convenience. The P7 wireless headphones come with a 4' audio cable to use when you want to save battery life or when you can't use Bluetooth, a USB charging cable, and a leather storage case with magnetic closures.

Bluetooth 4.1: The P7 wireless headphones uses Bluetooth 4.1 and AptX for streaming high fidelity audio from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. The headphones are powered by a rechargeable Lithium battery that is charged via USB with the supplied Micro USB cable. With a 3 hour full charge, the P7 Wireless can deliver up to 17 hours of music playback at average volume levels. Once paired, the P7s will remember up to eight source devices.

Ear Cups and Drivers: The P7 wireless headphones feature 40mm dynamic drivers that work more like a driver in a hi-fi speaker. The headphones are tuned by sound engineers, so they sound as good as they look. The removable magnetic ear pads allow you to connect the cable, or replace the pads if they gets damaged. These luxurious sheep's leather ear pads with an optimized grille pattern to allow the air to move freely through the pads for minimal acoustic impedance.

Folding Design: The ear cups swivel so you can fold them flat for compact storage in the supplied soft leather case.

Cable: The B&W P7 wireless headphones come with a 48" audio cable. The headphone cable has a unique curved terminal on the headphone end that plugs in under the left earcup. The 2.5mm sub-mini plug rests in a contoured jack to protect the terminal and prevents accidental disconnection. The 3.5mm miniplug features a slim connector (less than 1/4" in diameter) that allows you to plug into your portable music device, even when it's housed in a hard protective case. A 48" Micro USB cable is provided for firmware updates, service, and charging the battery from a laptop or USB charging device.

On-board Controls: The on-board controls on the back of the right ear cup let you raise and lower the volume, and control the music playback (play, pause, next track, previous track) while you're in active mode (using Bluetooth). The controls will not operate when used in passive (wired) mode. The P7 Wireless headphones also have two microphones for clear phone conversations.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 22 ohms (passive)
  • Distortion (THD): <0.3% (1 kHz/10 mW)
  • Sensitivity: 111 dB/V at 1 kHz
  • Maximum Input Power: 50 mW
  • Weight: 11.4 ounces (11.8 ounces with cable)

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Customer Reviews [ D  Jan 25, 2018 ]
Looking for a good quality pair of wireless headphones for music listening purposes when traveling via plane [ Kevin  Jan 01, 2018 ]
I have a pair of P7 wired but need another pair with freedom of movement in mind and I like my wired pair so lets try the wireless [ Andrew  Sep 10, 2017 ]
Experience with Bowers and Wilkins products [ Jeffrey  Sep 09, 2017 ]
Sound, Quality, Looks & a lot of comparison with other Top Brand Headphones. [ Daniel  Aug 20, 2017 ]
Mostly though research on Web; including Crutchfield site. Lee also helped me once I was close to making decision. [ Mark  Jul 30, 2017 ]
Great review from Crutchfield [ Roy San  Jul 29, 2017 ]
My Good friend BoB Baldwin introduced me to Bowers & Wilkins....I'm sold on their products forever. [ James  Jul 17, 2017 ]
Best based on reviews .. I do have more tendencies to become audiophile .. not just by sake .. but can easily started identifying , disliking modified music whenever i hear .. [ SHIRADWADE SATE  Jul 14, 2017 ]
I have the P5 v2 and wanted better sound with Bluetooth. [ Grady  Jun 23, 2017 ]
Past track record with B&W products and wireless capability. [ Kevin  Jun 21, 2017 ]
Top audio, comfort, build, Company reputation ( I have purchased > $8,000 of B&W speakers). [ RON  Jun 10, 2017 ]
Already have a pair and love them this pair will be a gift [ Bert  Jun 01, 2017 ]
I have enjoyed B&W products for over fourteen years without any problems. Yes, they're rather expensive, but I like their sound signature very much and I know that I'm paying for very high quality products that will last many, many years. The longer you keep them, the more you'll realize what a good purchase one has made. Plus, if Lucasfilm studios uses B&W, isn't that a heck of an endorsement? [ Javier  May 30, 2017 ]
I have a pair of B&W 802 speakers which i have enjoyed for many years [ CLIPHANE  Mar 20, 2017 ]
Reviews and owner of some of there products [ David  Mar 20, 2017 ]
Looking for a real audiophile quality headphones, after cycling through the routine sub-100USD earphones. Research led me to this one. Lets see. [ Karthik  Mar 10, 2017 ]
I was getting ready to purchase the original wired P7 when I took a look at the wireless model. All the research I did including many reviews at other sites told me that this model sounded so good that it was worth the upgrade even if you owned the original P7. [ DAVID W  Feb 28, 2017 ]
My son wanted bluetooth wireless over the ear headphones. The reviews suggested that this pair is one of the best and Bowers & Wilkins have a good reputation for quality. [ SANTHOSH  Feb 05, 2017 ]
I think it is the BMW of the headphones ... sound quality, beautiful finish and seal that supports everything. [ Winston  Feb 05, 2017 ]
to try the best sound quality [ Srinivasan  Jan 12, 2017 ]
Outstanding quality [ Manuel  Jan 04, 2017 ]
Most pompous brand you can buy. [ Faraz  Dec 29, 2016 ]
This is Quality. [ Esteban Colon  Dec 26, 2016 ]
reviews and ratings on your website [ Dale  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Own a pair of B&W P7 (wired). Wanted to give these as a gift and read reviews (good ones) about the wireless version. [ John G.  Dec 07, 2016 ]
I picked Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphones simply because, it is Bowers & Wilkins. They are one of the BEST Top Quality electronics manufactures there is in existence. [ FRANK  Dec 03, 2016 ]
Quality [ David  Nov 25, 2016 ]
best rated and sounded great [ Kurt  Oct 24, 2016 ]
I have the wired P7's and they are great and these are supposed to be better---plus wireless. The are the perfect complement to my new iPhone 7 Plus!!! [ Chad  Oct 15, 2016 ]
Online reviews suggest they're excellent on quality & sound. [ TWIN  Sep 28, 2016 ]
Great reviews from a number of sources for the new wireless version of the P7. I've had other wired models of the B&W headphones and they sounded great! [ Jimmy  Sep 23, 2016 ]
Already own the wired P5, and read great reviews about the P7 wireless, so taking the plunge. [ Sierra  Sep 22, 2016 ]
sound quality and brand name. [ ABHAY  Sep 22, 2016 ]
Tyler helped me select this product Tyler's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=177 [ Joseph  Sep 13, 2016 ]
Looks and reviews [ Steven  Sep 12, 2016 ]
Wireless, sound quality of wired version. [ J  Sep 06, 2016 ]
Brand! [ Stephanie  Sep 02, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

Hey, RCMoto...no, you definitely don't need one. Let me tell you this, I had the same question as you and here's what I found out: 1. It depends on what type of media player you connect it to (I had the Sony zx-2, which has a "warm" sound, so the headphones sound bassier than before), 2. The type of files you listen to...the better quality files (FLAC, Apple lossless, or better) the more clarity and stronger the sound...mp3s will sound muddy and muffled and therefore, give the impression that the headphones are not as clear or bassy. 3. Wired vs wireless. In my opinion, they both sound the same; although, you want your device to have "apt x" on it and you definitely want your headphones to have aptx as well...it helps with the overall frequency response and the sound is sharper, fuller and the low end is well maintained. I think, and I have had quite a few wireless and wired headphones, but the p7 wireless is without a doubt the best sounding headphones to date! I hope this helps a little. Please feel free to contact me anytime, if/when you have questions. Enjoy! [ Avia  Dec 29, 2016 ]
I am using the headphones with FiiO X7 and they require no amp. They are fine with no amp. [ JALAL  Dec 27, 2016 ]
The P7 sound great by themselves even over Bluetooth. [ Andre  Dec 27, 2016 ]
What kind of wireless head phone amp Do you have or have you seen. The purpose of any amp is to improve the sound quality by reducing noise especially at higher volumes. The amp will drive the 40mm speaker in the P7 more efficiently then internal via Bluetooth from the source device. The sound quality of the P7 wireless was adequate at medium volumes is why I bought this brand. The Bluetooth option is for convenience more that sound quality. For portable sound quality I use my customized 1964 A6 with the interchangeable mic cable. Sound quality is better via wired versus wireless. Ian considering having custom cables made with a mic. [ RICHARD  Dec 26, 2016 ]
Not required [ Brent  Dec 26, 2016 ]
Sure you could use a preamp but you would need to plug directly into the p7 using a cable they provide. [ Navjeet  Dec 26, 2016 ]
They are wireless. [ Tillman  Dec 26, 2016 ]
Yes they do. I have both and the wireless model sounds better than standard P7. [ Javier  Nov 29, 2017 ]
I can't speak for the sound quality of the wireless version using a wire, however, I can say that the sound was better wireless than several other Bluetooth headphones including the senheiser momentem and bang and olafsen h7s [ Howard  Oct 17, 2016 ]
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