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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.

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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 woofers and offer an 8-hour battery life with support for fast charging.The traditional in-ear form factor ...
NEX score 74%
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 dynamic drivers and offer a 10-hour battery life with support for fast charging.The traditional in-ear form ...
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 drivers; unlike the PI7 unveiled at the same time, they lose the dual-driver setup, retaining only the ...
NEX score 71%
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 Drive dynamic drivers with individual amplifiers.The PI7 support the latest Bluetooth Codecs, incl...
NEX score 69%
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 and boast a 25-hour battery life with support for fast charging.The PX5's dynamic drivers, while smalle...
NEX score 71%
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 drivers and boast a 30-hour battery life with support for fast charging.The PX7's dynamic drivers are the lar...
NEX score 83%

Articles

Thumbnail for article Bowers & Wilkins PI5 Review Rundown

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 Review Rundown

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 offer above-average noise cancellation. Sonically, they deliver a bass-forward sound signature that still has decent overall balance. The PI5's on-ear controls are quite sensitive, but it's easy to accidentally set them off whe...
21 Oct 2021
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
Thumbnail for article Bowers & Wilkins PI7 Review Rundown

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 tr...
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

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