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Description

Bowers & Wilkins is a British manufacturer of HiFi equipment, notably loudspeakers and headphones. Recently, it has also ventured into the market of wireless speakers.

History

Founded in the 1960s, B&W started manufacturing loudspeakers with externally-sourced drivers. In the decade that followed, it started to build its loudspeakers entirely in-house.
In the 1980s, Bowers & Wilkins introduced powered speakers, pursuing research into amplifiers and active filters.
More recently, B&W has partnered with car manufacturers to introduce OE in-car sound systems. It has also expanded into headphones and wireless speakers markets.

Technology

Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers have a number of technological innovations.
In 1977, B&W introduced the DM7 whose tweeter was enclosed in a separate cabinet. This has since become a key feature of mid- to high-tier speakers in its product lineup.
B&W speakers were the first to start using Kevlar cones in the distinctive Bower & Wilkins yellow. Today, many entry- to mid-tier speakers continue to sport Kevlar drivers.
Bower & Wilkins also introduced the diamond tweeter that, according to B&W, delivers the optical combination of lightweight and high stiffness.

Scores

No review has been published yet.

Products

Thumbnail of product Bowers & Wilkins PI3 In-Ear Wireless Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins PI3 In-Ear Wireless Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins PI3 are premium wireless in-ear headphones. They are powered by B&W's Dual Driver technology with separate tweeters and woof...
Thumbnail of product Bowers & Wilkins PI4 In-Ear Wireless Headphones w/ ANC

Bowers & Wilkins PI4 In-Ear Wireless Headphones w/ ANC

Bowers & Wilkins PI4 are premium wireless in-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. They are powered by B&W's 14.2mm full-range dynam...
Thumbnail of product Bowers & Wilkins PI5 True Wireless Headphones w/ ANC

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 True Wireless Headphones w/ ANC

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 are premium true wireless in-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. They are powered by B&W's 9.2mm dynamic driv...
Thumbnail of product Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless Headphones w/ ANC

Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless Headphones w/ ANC

Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are flagship true wireless in-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. They are powered by B&W's 9.2mm Dual Hybrid...
Thumbnail of product Bowers & Wilkins PX5 Wireless On-Ear Headphones w/ ANC

Bowers & Wilkins PX5 Wireless On-Ear Headphones w/ ANC

Bowers & Wilkins PX5 are premium wireless on-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. They are powered by B&W's 35.6mm dynamic drivers ...
Thumbnail of product Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones w/ ANC

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones w/ ANC

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 are premium wireless over-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. They are powered by B&W's 43.6mm dynamic driver...

Articles

Thumbnail for article Bowers & Wilkins PI3 Review Rundown

Bowers & Wilkins PI3 Review Rundown

The PI3 are Bowers & Wilkins' first in-ear neckband-style headphones. Their drawbacks include lack of water resistance certification and slightly lackluster battery life.
15 May 2021
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Bowers & Wilkins PI7 Review Rundown

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are the company's first true wireless earbuds. They're also among the priciest buds around, which should come as no real surprise. The PI7's headline-grabbing feature is the charging case's ability to function as a Bluetooth trans
15 May 2021
Thumbnail for article Bowers & Wilkins PX5 Review Rundown

Bowers & Wilkins PX5 Review Rundown

The Bowers & Wilkins PX5 headphones offer wireless ANC (active noise cancellation) for $100 less than the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. They provide strong performance, though the noise cancellation is weaker than that found in the PX7.
15 May 2021
Thumbnail for article Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Review Rundown

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Review Rundown

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 thos
15 May 2021

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