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Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Review Rundown

Bowers & WilkinsPublished on 15 May 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones w/ ANC
Neoscore* 83%
  • Sleek, comfortable design
  • Good noise cancellation
  • Good battery life
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

With the help of unusually large 43.6mm drivers and support for the latest array of Bluetooth codecs, the B&W PX7 are right up there with the best sounding noise cancelling headphones. The price tag is a little steep for entry-level music lovers, but those looking for a pair of headphones that sound great, look even better and pack a powerful ANC, should give them a listen.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

parttimeaudiophile[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from Parttimeaudiophile have found the following[***]:
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition headphones are a top-of-the-line offering that represents over a decade for B&W's presence in the headphone market. The headphones are stunning, fashionable, comfortable, and surprisingly lightweight (310 grams) for all the technology they contain. If there's anything these headphones do with aplomb, it's the bass.
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Pros[**]
  • Class-leading sound quality
  • Sleek, comfortable design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable, comfortable fit
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon are wireless and use the aptX HD audio codec with Android devices. The headphones are made from woven carbon fiber composite that is both extremely light as well as rigid. Noise cancellation is good, but not as good as the AirPods Max, Sony WH-1000XM4, or Bose Noise Canceling 700.
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Pros[**]
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Good sound quality
  • Easy to use
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as the Sony WH1000 XM4s

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The PX7 are B&W's premium noise-canceling headphones, but the company's PX5 and PI4 also offer the feature. Bass is deep and satisfying without becoming overbearing. The treble soars clearly and freely, while the midrange is almost always able to hold its own.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Excellent noise-canceling performance
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • ANC can be difficult to adjust

expertreviews[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 are high-end noise-cancelling headphones. They have variable strength active noise cancelling along with proximity sensors that auto-pause the music when you take them off. They're the first headphones we've tested to feature the new aptX Adaptive Bluetooth codec – Qualcomm's latest attempt to improve the Bluetooth wireless audio experience.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive noise cancelling
  • Superb build quality
  • Comfortable and comfortable
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

laptopmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition headphones have strong active noise cancelling technology, great call quality and over 30 hours of battery life. The price tag is a little steep for entry-level music lovers, but those looking for a pair of headphones that sound great, look even better and pack a powerful ANC should give them a listen.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful active noise cancelling
  • Strong call quality
  • Strong battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre call quality

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
At $399.99, the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 are priced to compete with the Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700. The sound signature is rich, with excellent sub-bass that doesn't overpower. The design is attractive, comfortable, and easy to use. The ANC has little or no effect on the audio performance.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent audio performance with rich bass depth and sculpted highs
  • Easy-to-use app
Cons[**]
  • ANC has little or no effect on audio performance

techhive[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Techhive have found the following[***]:
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition are a much more accurate headphone than the Sony WH-1000XM4. At higher volumes, there's loads of bass to push low-end-heavy genres like rap, but the high frequencies can turn shrill if pushed too hard. A rapid-charge feature yields five hours of listening with just a 15-minute charge.
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Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to wear
  • 30-hour battery life
  • Easy-to-use software features
  • Comfortable ear cups
Cons[**]
  • Lacks user-adjustable EQ settings

techradar[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The new Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless Headphones fly the flag for such progression. They arrive as successors to the PXs that, upon their arrival in 2017, we called “an impressive first noise-canceling effort” by the British brand. They launched at $399 / £349 / AU$600, but now they've had some shelf life you can expect to pick them up for a little less.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, comfortable design
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition is an updated version on the critically acclaimed Px7. This set of stylish wireless headphones delivers the same excellent performance as the original. B&W adorned its flagship model with carbon fiber aesthetics that some will either love or hate, depending on their taste in design.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful noise cancellation
  • Excellent battery life
  • Responsive controls
  • Great sound quality
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better

trustedreviews[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The PX7 are the flagship headphones of Bowers & Wilkins' PX series, and feature ANC, Wear detection sensors and 30 hours of battery life. The fit is snug, with a clamping force that's not too tight and the natural noise isolation of the earcups is effective. The frame is made out of a woven carbon fibre composite that according to B&W is as strong as a more traditional steel or aluminium frame.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful sound
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Middling noise cancellation
  • Middling call quality

whathifi[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7s are B&W's latest noise-cancelling headphones. Powered by Qualcomm's new aptX Adaptive Bluetooth, they're the first wireless headphones to support the new technology. The arms are now made from a custom carbon fibre composite that is lighter than the metal used in the PXs' design. Headband is well padded and earpads clamp with calculated pressure and provide a good seal.
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Pros[**]
  • Class-leading noise-cancelling
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent noise cancellation
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition Headphones | REVIEW. Parttimeaudiophile. 2020-11-29. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  2. 2. ^ Bowers and Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition headphone review: Way too fun. Digitaltrends. 2021-03-03. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Bowers and Wilkins PX7 wireless headphones review. Digitaltrends. 2019-12-17. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ Bowers & Wilkins PX7 review: Wonderful ANC headphones. Expertreviews. 2020-12-02. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition Headphones review. Laptopmag. 2021-03-01. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. 6. ^ Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Review. Pcmag. 2020-01-24. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. 7. ^ Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition headphone review: Exquisite sound, elegant active noise cancellation. Techhive. 2020-12-09. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  8. 8. ^ Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless Headphones review. Techradar. 2020-09-16. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  9. 9. ^ Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition review. Tomsguide. 2021-02-24. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  10. 10. ^ Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Review. Trustedreviews. 2020-01-07. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  11. 11. ^ Bowers & Wilkins PX7 review. Whathifi. 2020-04-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  12. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  13. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  14. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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