Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-Ear Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-Ear Headphones

$399.95

5.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 15 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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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (5.0 average)
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  • 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

    81 of 84 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

    56 of 62 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

    19 of 23 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent
  • Fantastic

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I tried these pair as soon as I received them. The first two minutes, my impression was 'how much have I wasted on this rubbish'. I tried these pair as soon as I received them. The first two minutes, my impression was 'how much have I wasted on this rubbish'. The base was loose and sound did not have any depth, volume was very low.

    Then I 'burned' them in being skeptical whether this would work or not - only for about 20mins - looping the same initial track. Then came back to listen. The difference was like day and night, put a massive grin on my face. Thereafter, for the next 2-3hours the sound just got better and even louder (this from the perspective of a non-audiophile). I could track each instrument on the songs I listened to - that was the first captivating part.

    The second was the 'soundstage'. I never understood what people meant. But it became clear when listening, there is a certain presence as if you are listening though loudspeakers, but non of the overpowering boom you get with beats.

    The third was comfort - I was so engrossed in testing, that I went through a movie and a couple more hours of music and didn't feel any pressure or discomfort. This compared to my previous headphones where my ears went red after 20mins!

    Build quality - no plastic, real leather (even with the smell) and just feels sturdy and solid!
    I bought these after trying the Vmoda 100, the momentum and the beats executives. My opinion the P7s are so much better!

    • Written by from BIRMINGHAM

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fantastic
  • One of the best quality headphones in Market right now.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am a pro studio person and I will write this review in plain and simple language. Bowers and Wilkins P7 is one of the best pair I am a pro studio person and I will write this review in plain and simple language. Bowers and Wilkins P7 is one of the best pair of headphones I have ever tried in my 20 years of career. I have used more than 25 brands in my career. But nothing like P7. It's the sound quality meets the built quality. No cheap material, every thing about this headphone is luxury. There are lot of good headphones in market some sounds good while some lack in built quality. I have tried top models of headphones of all these brand (beats,Bose,Polk, B&O' parrot,sony sennheiser,) but finally search ends here. Don't take me wrong all these brands makes good quality headphones but P7 is 10 steps ahead of everyone. Very tight bass you can actually hear each and every instruments. Bottom line worth every penny,I have listen over 100 different songs to examine the quality and this pair is outstanding. It has a $400 price tag but it's built to last for life.

    Great work by Bowers and Wilkins.

    • Written by from Scarbo

    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? One of the best quality headphones in Market right now.
  • Great Looks, Good Sound, Okay comfort

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    So i only took off 1 star for these headphones even though they should've maybe gotten another half-a-star off. They definitely so So i only took off 1 star for these headphones even though they should've maybe gotten another half-a-star off. They definitely sound good. I've been comparing many different closed back headphones and these without a doubt come closest to the best out there. Nothing else though in my opinion comes even remotely close to the sexy look of these headphones. The polished stainless steel and actual leather give it a distinctive feel, look and even smell.

    The ear pads though don't use memory foam. Why? i'm not sure since all others out there do and they make for some very VERY comfortable headphones. The P7 however are just decent in comfort and lead to a problem of noise leakage. I was looking at closed back headphones cause my get told to lower my headphones (Grado open backs) all the time, sadly even with the p7 in a quite room (library, bedroom) the music is still able to pass through to the outside making them less then ideal in terms true closed back headphones to use in quite environments and even during commutes on the bus/plane/car/train they offer moderate outside sound isolation. There is also the mystery that some fq's seem to be increased by the headphones, for example a mid-low fq sound seems to resonate within the headphone.

    The issues with the headphone ear cups makes them sit less than perfect every time. I have to adjust and readjust the headphones on my head over and over again to get them to sit tight and form a nice seal so i can get that perfect bass and crisp treble sound.

    I would've kept them even if they can't keep the outside sound out, but the fact that they can't keep my music within the headphones and leak out is a deal breaker since i need something that won't disturb those around me like my Shure SE535's.

    • Written by from Toronto

    2 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Looks, Good Sound, Okay comfort

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