The new Px7 S2e — “e” for evolved — has been “retuned” for improved sound quality and features an “extensively upgraded DSP (Digital Signal Processing) engine optimized to deliver exceptional performance with all types of streamed music, including 24-bit high-resolution sound quality.” In a time where the price of everything seems to be going up, B&W has held the line at $399.
Like its predecessor, the Px7 S2e headphones incorporate the aptX Adaptive Bluetooth codec, which automatically optimizes wireless transmission to ensure the best sound quality, and boast custom 40mm (1.6-inch) drivers carefully angled inside each earcup to ensure a “more natural and immersive soundstage.”
Noise cancellation is handled by an array of six coordinated microphones: two measure the output of each driver, two react to outside ambient noise, and two provide enhanced noise suppression to ensure clear voice quality during calls. The headphones also include a transparency mode to enhance awareness of outside sounds.
In addition to the physical controls on each earcup, the Px7 S2e can be set up and controlled via the Bowers & Wilkins Music App, which supports direct music streaming from Tidal, Qobuz, and other compatible streaming platforms in addition to providing an adjustable equalizer and battery-level monitor.
Rated battery life remains the same as its predecessor at up to 30 hours on a full charge with a 15-minute quick-charge mode said to provide up to 7 hours of listening time. The headphones support Google Fast Pair and Google’s Find My Device service when connected to an Android device.
The Px7 S2e headphones are offered in black, blue, gray, or forest green and have USB-C and 3.5mm minijack connections; cables are included along with a carry case. For more information, visit bowerswilkins.com.