For audiophile fans, the British manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins launched the PX headphones in the fourth quarter of last year. The top-class Bluetooth headphones are the company’s attempt to combine its sound solutions with noise cancelling and numerous features to survive in the competitive headphone market. For us the features and the sound of the headphones are especially interesting in this review, which have to compete with a proud UVP of about 399 € (current price: € 199.00).
Unpack the Good Piece
The PX headphones come in a minimalist white cardboard box. They are cuddly embedded and can also be put back into their foam form for storage. What’s included is a small black bag – a designer piece -, a USB charging cable, an audio jack cable and a quickstart. You can choose between two variants: Space grey and soft gold. After recharging, you can look forward to up to 22 hours of music enjoyment with one battery charge.
Design and Quality
The workmanship does justice to the price class. The headphones have a noble business charm and are made of high-quality materials. The design is modern and simple. The bow, which wraps around the auricles and hangs on the side, is conspicuous.
The ear cushions are made of memory foam and a leather layer. Its outside is made of ballistic nylon and an aluminium centre, which is adorned by the brand name in the middle. These materials are found on the headrest. I don’t like the nylon fabric that much and I’m not a fan of leather pads (more about that later). But when it comes to design, there’s not much to complain about in terms of target group specifics.
The ear cups can be rotated by approx. 150 degrees, tilted by approx. 45 degrees and not folded in or stretched sideways. The joint is therefore not easy to move, but is well processed. The size adjustment works reliably and the headphones pass the bending test.