Great News: from one of the worlds leading speaker manufacturers Bowers and Wilkins, comes a new headphone – the P7, and what a delight it is!
The P7 has an over ear cup and a new speaker design that acts more like a Hi-Fi speaker than a headphone pod.
Here is what Bowers and Wilkens has to say about the P7.
“With P7, everything is designed to allow you to lose yourself in music. Bass is tight, vocals are precisely defined, and there’s a wonderful sense of space, balance and clarity across the whole frequency range. At the same time, the over-ear design and snugly-fitting ear pads ensure you become completely immersed in your listening. Because when you’re hearing sound this good, you don’t want anything to interrupt your enjoyment.With P7, we have created a headphone driver that works more like the drive unit in a hi-fi speaker, with a diaphragm focused purely on the job it’s supposed to do: generate sound. Which means a drive unit with a more precise, controlled movement – and a giant leap forward in sound quality.P7’s ear pads feature a dual cavity cushion design that helps the pads mould to the contours of the wearer’s head. This design maintains a consistent volume of air between the drive unit and the surface of the ear at both sides of the head. Not only is stereo imaging enhanced, but the sound is optimised for every listener.We’ve cut no corners in terms of build quality and our choice of materials. Moving parts and back plates are constructed from brushed and stainless steel, as is the ingenious folding mechanism. The logo plates are crafted from brushed aluminium. The headband and ear pads are encased in luxuriously soft leather, making them a delight to wear even for long listening sessions.P7’s cable comes with a remote/microphone attachment, so it works seamlessly with your iPhone. And because the cable is so easy to detach and swap, P7 is also compatible with all other mobile phones and MP3 players.”
Our impressions on the P7
- Good solid build.
- Fantastically open and detailed delivery.
- Will be an obvious choice for the on the go individual that needs a more compact but still musical solution.
- P7 sells for R4290 witch is a great value for headphones of this caliber.