CNET First Look
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphone is dressed to impressThe swanky P7 Wireless looks and sounds like the premium Bluetooth headphone it is and is only held back by a few small drawbacks.
[MUSIC] Hey this is David Carnoy from Cnet.com and this is a quick look at Bowers & Wilkins $400 P7 Wireless. It came out in 2016 and is one of the swankier wireless headphones available. I like the wire piece. Seven and this model looks a lot like that one. It has the same excellent build quality and premium design, with leather covered ear pads and a sturdy metal infused headband. In case you're wondering, even though it's wireless it does come with a wire in case you want to go wired And you will get a touch better sound using that wire. What's likable about these headphones is that after a little break-in period, they offer a tight seal around your ears, delivering good passive noise isolation. But they don't put too much pressure on your head. While they're characterized as mobile headphones, they're fairly beefy, weighing in at 318 grams. For 28 grams more than the wired T7 weights. The headphones fold up, but not flat into an included half moon shaped carrying case. Battery life is rated at 17 hours of playback, that's very good but not fantastic for this type of full sized, over the ear, wireless headphones. It didn't have any trouble pairing and repairing the headphones with an iPhone 6S and Galaxy S7 Edge. Overall the headphones were a pleasure to use. For bluetooth headphones sound quality is excellent. There's lots of base and the headphone definitely goes deep. It may lack a little bit of punch for some folks. [UNKNOWN] headphones tend to be a touch warmer and more laid back than some models from Bose, Sony and [UNKNOWN] in this price range. If you're detail hound, this one may not be for you. [UNKNOWN] the PC wireless is an excellent wireless headphone that has the look, feel and sound of premium wireless headphones. Certainly recommendable, it does face a lot of competition in this price range, and I can tell you it's my clear choice of the [UNKNOWN] Momentum wireless, both by comfort 35, particularly if you're looking for something a little lighter with active noise canceling capabilities.