Bowers & Wilkins reveals Px8 active noise canceling wireless headphones

Bowers & Wilkins Px8
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British premium audio brand Bowers & Wilkins has introduced its newest flagship wireless headphone product, the Px8. Available now, the Px8 provides lower distortion and better resolution than previous models for reference-quality audio. 

The headphones launch in tan and black finishes with die-cast aluminum arms, metal detailing, and Nappa leather trim. 

For improved user experience, the Px8 works with the official Bowers & Wilkins Music App available in the App Store.

A new flagship

Inspired by the Carbon Dome drive units used in the company's 700 Series loudspeaker range, the Px8's new Carbon Cones deliver are said to provide a combination of ultra-fast response plus exceptionally low distortion throughout the frequency range. In addition, resolution, detail, and timing surpass the Px7 S2, which launched earlier this year at $399. 

The Px8 replaces the highly-rated Px7, which remains on the market. 

Inside the Px8 over-ear wireless headphones, you'll find Qualcomm's aptXTM Adaptive wireless technology that works flawlessly across multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers. For a wired experience, the product ships with USB-C and 3.5mm analog cables that arrive in a stylish carry case. 

Bowers & Wilkins Px8

(Image credit: Bowers & Wilkins)

In announcing the product, Giles Pocock, Bowers & Wilkins Vice-President of Brand Marketing, noted: "I'm thrilled that today, we're transforming customer expectations in the premium headphone category with our new Px8. It perfectly encapsulates everything we stand for as a brand, with outstanding sound quality that properly reflects our True Sound promise, plus unrivaled design and finish."

Other features include: 

  • All-new driver technology for improved levels of immersion and realism
  • Support for Deezer, Qobuz, and TIDAL streaming in-app
  • 30 hours of listening from a single charge with 15 minute quick charge
  • Six high-performance microphones
  • Physical controls on each earcup

The Px8 is priced at $699 and available through the Bowers & Wilkins website and at participating retailers.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.