Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Review – Adaptive ANC Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Review – Adaptive ANC Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Review – Short words

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 review: The PX7 is a great noise-canceling headphone. Premium material and lightweight design with carbon fiber. The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 gives fantastic sound quality, extreme clarity, and a wide soundstage. Nevertheless, the bass is not the key feature of these headphones, not too strong but on point. It’s great ANC headphones and there are three levels of noise cancellation. However, the PX7 is not the strongest noise cancellation headphone. The best noise-canceling headphones that can block outside noise 100% must be dispensed with pressure in the ear. So, for who those prefer the strong ANC, try the WH-1000XM4 or Bose N700.


Bowers & Wilkins PX7 review

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 – Wireless Bluetooth Adaptive Noise-Canceling Headphones

Adaptive noise-canceling (3 levels), Bluetooth, wireless, lightweight & comfy, 30 hours of playtime, built-in mic, wear sensors, ambient pass-through, aptX adaptive

 

When it comes to high-end noise-canceling headphones in the market nowadays, Bose, Sony, and Jabra are the best noise-canceling headphones brand. Each brand has a flagship model whether Sony WH-1000XM4, Bose 700 noise-canceling, Jabra Elite 85h. Especially Bose and Sony are battling tooth and nail to be number one in this field. But another competitor that coming up, is the Bowers & Wilkins PX7. Can these adaptive noise-canceling headphones beat the best noise-canceling headphones from Bose or Sony? Let’s look at the detail of the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 review now.

The Design

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 review

The beautiful design is a matter of taste, but in my thinking, the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 is beautiful and is not too dissimilar to the original PX series. The elliptical ear cups can cover all my ears with a large diameter up to 43mm driver. The “Bowers & Wilkins” logo is clearly on the back of the cups, which look plain and nice. The B&W PX7 is a solid framework and fabric finish that give its look and feel a unique style and handsome. The PX7 uses carbon fiber and is a composite in the frame that makes the headphones more solid but lighter and comfier to wear.

Even the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 is light but quite solid. Moreover; there is a hard case to protect the headphones in the package too. The design is quite bulky and can’t fold inside, so the PX7 is not convenient for taking on the go unless you’re willing to lose a lot of space in your bag for headphones and a hard case. Even though the headphones can’t be foldable, they can fold flat.

The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 is not a touch control headphone. This is not a flaw, but I think it’s so good. Because in our way, swipe and touch control headphones, It’s more likely to go the wrong operation by miss touch.

On the right earcups, is the location of the control playback button (multi-function button), volume (+/-), and power slide button.

Multi-Function button

  • play/pause – Press once
  • play the next track – Press twice
  • play the previous track – press three times

Features

B&W PX7 review

The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 are support high-quality codec, aptX adaptive, and aptX HD. Theoretically, more stability and less latency between the headphones and your Bluetooth devices (mobile, tablets, or laptops). Beyond this, the 24-bit high-quality streaming aptX-HD delivers a smoother and glitch-free experience. The sound output is very clear and crips. While you move your phones or tablets, there are no hiccups or latency.

Adaptive noise cancellation

The PX7 offer adaptive noise cancellation, there are three levels of noise cancellation. On the left earcups, you can select low, medium, and high levels by cycling through by pressing the dedicated button.

In terms of noise cancellation, the PX7 is not the best. They still incompletely block outside noise and have only 3 levels of adaptive ANC. Unlike Bose N700 which offers 11 levels of ANC and completely blocks the outside sound from the world. The WH-1000X4 noise-canceling headphones from Sony still perform better in terms of noise cancellation. However; all are private opinions.

Ambient Pass-Through

Pressing and holding the same button to active ambient pass-through feature. This feature lets you hear some external sounds for example surrounding environment, safety announcements on a train platform, or conversations with near people.

Wearing detect Sensors

Give more convenient with wearing detect sensors in both earpieces. The music automatically pauses when you take the headphones off and automatically wakes and connects to the last connected Bluetooth device and resume when worn the headphones again.

Simultaneous connectivity

The PX7 can connect up to two devices at the same time. The music will automatically pause when you receive a call. If ending the call the music will auto-resume.

Long Battery Life

These wireless Bluetooth headphones offer a robust battery. In the specs, the company claims the PX7 offer lasts up to 30 hours per one charge. I am not sure about this, because not exactly a test. But it is long enough for four or five days (listening around 5 – 6 hours per day). The playtime is depending on whether you turn on the ANC and Bluetooth or not. Because both features a pretty consume an amount of energy.

Compare Bowers & Wilkins PX7 to Other Similar Products

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Vs Bose N700 Vs Sennheiser Momentum 3.0 wireless Vs Status Flagship ANC Vs Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

Bowers Wilkins PX7 review

Bowers & Wilkins PX7

Color: silver, spray grey, carbon edition
Specs
: over-ear, closed-back, dimension: 3.15″ x 6.89″ x 8.66″, weight: 10.7 ounces, large-aperture driver: 43mm, frequency response: 10 – 30kHz (wireless), sensitivity: 111dB, total harmonic distortion (THD): 0.3%, Bluetooth 5.0 (support profile: A2DP/AVRCP/GATT/HFP/HSP), audio code: SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX HD/aptX Adaptive), material: light & durable carbon fiber arms, hard case: Hard shell & zippered carry case
Features: wireless, Bluetooth, battery life: 30 hours, fast charge: 15 minutes get 6 hours, charge type: USB-C, adaptive noise cancellation, wearing detection sensor, Connect 2 devices at the same time, built-in 2 mics

 


Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose Noise Canceling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 700

Specs: over-ear, dimension: 2″ x 6.5″ x 8″, weight: 8.8 ounces, charging time: around 2.5-hours, USB-C charging cable, headband: stainless steel available in 3 premium finishes, headband cushion: ultra-soft gel-like foam covered, ear cushions: soft foam covered in protein leather, Bluetooth 5.0 (range 33-feet), support codec: SBC/AAC
Features: wireless, noise-canceling: 11-levels, voice assistant: google assistant, Alexa built-in (speak English and Spanish), fast charge: 15-minutes get 3.5-hours, 20-hours wireless playtime, charging time: 2.5-hours, intuitive touch control, Bose SimpleSync technology, adaptive mic system, Bose AR, Bose music App, water-resistant, microphones: 6 microphones for ANC/ 2 microphones for voice pickup

 


Sennheiser Momentum 3 wirelessSennheiser Momentum 3.0 Wireless

Spec: over-ear, dimension: 7.8″ x 6.7″ x 1.78″, weight 10.7 ounces, NFC, Bluetoot 5.0 (support profile A2DP/AVRCP/HSP/HFP),audio codec (support SBC/aptX™/aptX™ LL/ AAC), connectivity (Bluetooth/Analog (mini jack)/USB-C)
Features: wireless, active noise cancelling(3 different modes), Alexa voise assistant, smart play & pause, smart control app, built-in equalizer, foldable, extreme comfort with soft ear pads, 17 hours playtime

 


Status Flatship ANC headphones

Status Flagship ANC

Specs: over-ear, closed-back design, dimension: 8.82″ x 7.24″ x 2.87″,weight: 9.2 ounces, driver: 40mm high performances, connectivity: wireless/wired, cable length: 1.2m audio cable, charging type: USB C, frequency response 10 – 30kHz
Features: wireless, hybrid digital active noise-canceling, transparent mode, high-quality material, 4 external microphones that offer exceptional clear calls (CVC noise reduction), Bluetooth 5.0 (range up to 15 meters), battery life: up to 35 hours, connect to multiple devices simultaneously, voice assistant, foldable & fold-flat earcups design

 


Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT - specs

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

Specs: fit-type: over-ear, dimension: 10″ x 8″ x 3″, weight: 9.3 ounces, connectivity: wireless, Bluetooth, driver: 40mm diaphragms with diamond-like carbon, frequency response: 40 – 40kHz,  app: Audio-Technica connect app, mic-type: condenser, mic’s polar pattern: Omnidirectional
Features: quiet-point wireless active noise-canceling, Bluetooth 5.0, hear-through, playtime: up to 35-hours (Bluetooth and  ANC off, also depend on volume), high-res audio
In the package: Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT wireless ANC headphones, USB charging cable (length: 30 cm), airline adapter, a carrying case, 1.2m detachable (3.9″) cable

 

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Review – The Sound Quality

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 - Where to buy

In my opinion, the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 offers a great sound quality that is undoubted, clean, and has extreme clarity. The soundstage is expansive. The PX7 produces excellent detail and tonally balanced sound. These noise-canceling headphones give prioritize the rhythmic precise placement of each instrument’s sound. The bass is decent and balanced (substantial yet supple). Who those are love heavy bass people may want to look elsewhere.

B&W PX7 Review – Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Extreme comfortable
  • 3 levels of adaptive noise cancellation
  • Balanced sound and wide soundstage
  • Sophisticated and stylish design
  • Strong battery

Cons

  • Unfoldable earcups
  • Not great for heavy bass

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Review – Final Verdicts

I know the PX7’s price is quite expensive for some. But the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 offers great sound quality and good build quality, which is worth it for me. I so much like the stylish design of the PX7, nice and modern. while wearing the headphones for hours, I do not feel any fatigue in my ears and also do not feel any pressure around my ears. Adaptive noise cancellation is one of the things that I so much like.

Where to buy B&W PX7

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 review
Bowers & Wilkins PX7:
Adaptive noise-canceling (3 levels), Bluetooth, wireless, lightweight & comfy
30 hours of playtime, built-in mic, wear sensors, ambient pass-through, aptX adaptive

 



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