To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Bowers & Wilkins has a gift for its fans: a new flagship headphone, the P9 Signature ($900, £700, AU$1,400).
I haven't played around with it yet, but it does look swanky, and Bowers & Wilkins is calling it its best-sounding and most luxurious headphone to date. It's also the company's largest over-ear headphone and weighs a hefty 415 grams.
Completely custom made, Bowers & Wilkins says the headphone is engineered by the team responsible for the class-leading 800 D3 loudspeaker and features "bespoke" technology and a "crystal-clear listening experience that's created through the innovative placement of the transducer, which is positioned to provide a more natural listening experience."
Needless to say, with that kind of build-up, I look forward to testing out a pair and getting CNET contributor Steve Guttenberg's thoughts on the sound along with editor Ty Pendelbury's.
While we wait for a review sample, here's a look at the headphones' highlights, according to Bowers & Wilkins.