The PX7 are the latest flagship noise-cancelling headphones from upmarket British manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins, which excel on sound while giving Bose a real run for its money.
B&W have long made excellent headphones. Its first noise-cancelling headphones looked and sounded great, but weren’t comfortable. The £350 PX7’s redesigned earcups fix that problem while offering Bose-rivalling noise cancelling and exquisite sound.
The new Bowers & Wilkins PX7 are a fantastic set of big, expensive headphones that are worth every penny.
Very few headphones manage to combine truly effective noise cancellation with exquisite sound, but that’s what we have here. The PX7 are some of the best-sounding headphones I’ve had the pleasure to listen to in a long time.
They’re also comfortable, stay put on your head, last a long time between charges and are future-proofed thanks to support for the very latest Bluetooth standards, codecs and both USB-C audio and a traditional 3.5mm analogue headphones cable. However you want to connect the PX7 to your devices they have you covered.
They aren’t quite perfect; only folding flat not together and being fairly heavy and large. They also struggle with wind noise and when the battery runs flat they won’t work at all, not even via cable.
But if you’re looking for a set of high-end wireless noise-cancelling headphones that also sound like they’re worth the premium you pay for them, the B&W PX7 should be at the top of your list.
Pros: fantastic sound, effective noise cancelling, long battery life, USB-C charging and audio, 3.5mm headphones, Bluetooth 5.0, atpX Adaptive, comfortable, stable
Cons: big, expensive, can’t be used via cable without power, only fold flat, struggle with wind noise