Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-Ear Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-Ear Headphones

$399.95

5.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 24 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The Bowers & Wilkins P7 over-ear headphones saturate you with sound, while providing the luxurious comfort and superb construction you expect from B&W.

    Complete audio immersion

    Bowers & Wilkins technological improvements ensure that sound performance is a revelation. Bass is tighter, vocals are more defined, and there's a remarkable sense of space, balance, and clarity across the whole frequency range. In addition, the over-ear design and snugly fitting ear pads make P7 the most immersive headphones yet from B&W.

    Drive unit design

    Because of its extra internal volume, the P7's drive unit offers a more precise, controlled movement—and a dramatic improvement in sound quality.

    Dual-cavity ear pads

    The dual-cavity cushion design allows the pads to mold to the contours of your head. It maintains a consistent volume of air between the drive unit and the surface of your ear at both sides of the head. This means enhanced stereo imaging and optimized sound for every listener.

  • Highlights

    • Loudspeaker-inspired drive unit design brings genuine Hi-Fi sound performance to headphones
    • Over-ear design and snug-fitting ear pads for superior comfort and noise-isolation
    • "Sunglass" fold capability for easy storage in the carry case
    • Stainless steel, aluminum, and genuine sheepskin leather for quality, fit, and feel
  • Did you notice?

    Advanced technology delivers tighter bass, more-defined vocals, and an astonishing sense of space.
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  • What's in the Box?

    • Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-Ear Headphones
    • Universal cable
    • Carry case
    • 1/4-inch adapter
    • Literature packet
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 20 khz
    • Impedance: 22 ohms
    • THD: <1%
    • Other Features: Foldable, With Remote and Mic, Sound Isolating
    • Form Factor: Over Ear
    • Cable Length: 3.94 ft./1.2 m
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: FP36099
    • UPC or EAN No.: 714346319701

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: Two years

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iPhone models

  • iPhone 3Gs

  • iPhone 4

  • iPhone 4s

  • iPhone 5

iPad models

  • iPad (1st generation)

  • iPad 2 (2nd generation)

  • iPad (3rd generation)

  • iPad with Retina display

  • iPad mini

iPod models

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (5.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Pure Luxury & Great Sound!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    You don't have to be an audiophile to enjoy these high end, over the ears, headphones, but if you are an audiophile your going to You don't have to be an audiophile to enjoy these high end, over the ears, headphones, but if you are an audiophile your going to enjoy these portables. I purchased mine at my local Apple Store a week ago have have been enjoying them ever since. After a few hours of break-in they sound even better.

    The leather ear cups are very comfortable, people that have medium-large ears might want to try them on to make sure your ears fit comfortably in the ear cups.

    I own the B&W P5 headphones and can attest that the P7 beats them for sound and comfort. However, that is at the expense of portability due to the larger size of the P7 when compared to the P3 and P5. B&W supplies a very nice case in which to transport these beauties in.

    The P7 works great with my iPhone 5 and iPad2. They don't need a separate headphone amplifier or DAC. But the are versatile as they scale up in sound when I put them to use with me desktop headphone amplifier and DAC (with an iMac as the sound source). I have not switched out the iPhone cable to the straight cable for theses sessions. A purist would, so it is nice that B&W supplies a second cable.

    Over on Head-Fi (a headphone enthusiast site) there are a lot of comparisons to the Sennheiser Momentum and a few other portables. The comments and reviews there are positive.

    The only con for these headphones are the cost. However, they are worth it if you enjoy beautifully made headphones that sound great.

    • Written by from URBANDALE

    103 of 109 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Pure Luxury & Great Sound!
  • Started with Beats headphones and ended up here with these amazing P7's!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just an average guy's review! I love these headphones.

    Physical appearance: I know this is subjective. I'm a 27 year old guy. I Just an average guy's review! I love these headphones.

    Physical appearance: I know this is subjective. I'm a 27 year old guy. I feel like they are not exactly marketed towards my demographic but someone in their 40's. The quality is excellent though. The leather is high quality and they leave me feeling like they will last for several years.

    Feel: Wearing them is really interesting. As I looked at them, I thought that there was no way that they could feel comfortable. Wow was I wrong. The ear cushions fit perfect. My ears don't touch inside of the ear cups and overall they feel light while wearing. I think because they are new they are still kind of squeezing my head a little.

    Sounds: You seriously need to experience this for yourself with a lossless music file. I can't even touch my other headphones now. Some of the ones that I tried and felt that were inferior were as follows: PSB M4U 2, Bose QC 15, V Moda M100, and Denon 600. Also worth noting that the sound isolation is very good.

    Price point: I feel that these sit right around where they belong.

    Overall Impression: I think these things are great. I'm definitely a B&W fan now. Lol, never thought I'd say that. Try these things, you won't regret it.

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    78 of 86 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Started with Beats headphones and ended up here with these amazing P7's!
  • Excellent

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best can headphones I have ever owned. Beats 'Beats', Senn's, Bose, etc.
    They even trump the p5 and p3s (although the c5s ar The best can headphones I have ever owned. Beats 'Beats', Senn's, Bose, etc.
    They even trump the p5 and p3s (although the c5s are wonderful for what they are)

    The soundstage is open yet tight, the fit is perfect, the build quality is superb.
    Yes, they are pricey but worth it!

    ps: lossless or high bit rate more than 256 really show off he quality

    • Written by from Totowa

    33 of 39 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent
  • Wow!! Love These!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    These are great headphones. Movies and music sound great and they make all genres sound great. I really love the build quality of These are great headphones. Movies and music sound great and they make all genres sound great. I really love the build quality of these and after having them for 3 months, there is no complaints to speak of. I use them on a daily basis for 3 to 4 hrs at a time, sometimes more and they are super comfortable. I had a pair of P5s but I returned them and got these because the sound stage is so much wider and clearer.

    • Written by from Houston
    Was this useful? Wow!! Love These!!
  • Superb product

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Luxurious design, very comfortable and great sound quality.
    I wish the bag would be a little more solid specially for carrying w Luxurious design, very comfortable and great sound quality.
    I wish the bag would be a little more solid specially for carrying when you travel.
    Would love to try the P5 series 2!!!

    • Written by from Guayaquil
    Was this useful? Superb product
  • After a long search...

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I auditioned probably 25 expensive headphones and settled on the P7s. I've lived with them for six months now and love them. All I auditioned probably 25 expensive headphones and settled on the P7s. I've lived with them for six months now and love them. All sounds across the audio spectrum seem well balanced, with no part of the spectrum dominating. Having worked in recording studios for years I know what good recorded music should sound like, and the P7s do a great job of delivering what was recorded--nothing more and nothing less.

    I also find them very comfortable for long listening sessions. These phones replaced a pair of Sennheiser HD600s, which are very good phones but not as precise as the B&Ws. I considered the new and more expensive Sennheiser HD650s but the B&Ws were still better, and a better buy.

    These phones will not block out a lot of external noise, so they are best for listening in moderately quiet environments (home, office). They will not do the trick on a plane. I use in-ear Shure phones (SE315) when flying, and find them dramatically superior to any of the noise-canceling phones.

    If you want a pair of phones that will let you hear the music as the artist intended it to be heard, give these a long audition.

    • Written by from Lincoln

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? After a long search...

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

  • Answer

    Isolation is average for over-ear headphones. These are not active noise canceling, rather they are Isolation is average for over-ear headphones. These are not active noise canceling, rather they are passive. For most purposes, these should work. However, for busy busses or planes, they may not be enough.

    As for the comfort. The padding has to soften up and break in with time before it becomes comfortable. The clamping force isn't the largest with these after you've used them for a while.

    • Answered by Marcus N from Glendale Heights
    • Nov 12, 2013