Bowers & Wilkins has expanded its flagship wireless headphone line, the Px8, by introducing a luxurious royal burgundy nappa leather finish. This addition not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the Px8 but also brings about a series of upgrades aimed at delivering an even more detailed and refined listening experience.
The headphones feature gold detailing that accentuates the rich burgundy leather, creating a visually striking product. The royal burgundy variant joins the existing color options of tan and black leather, offering users a choice that goes beyond just functionality to encompass style and elegance. Check out what we said about the Px8 headphones in our review earlier this year.
One of the significant enhancements to the Px8 is the revised acoustic tuning, inspired by lessons learned from the recently unveiled Px7 S2e. Bowers & Wilkins' audio engineers have optimized the digital signal processing (DSP) to extract even more detail from the bespoke carbon cone drivers, resulting in reduced distortion across the frequency range. The company claims that this tuning achieves "resolution, realism, and dynamics" that set a new standard for headphones carrying the B&W logo.
For existing Px8 owners, the good news is that they won't be left behind. The improved tuning will be made available through a firmware update, accessible via the Bowers & Wilkins Music app. This commitment to supporting existing users underscores Bowers & Wilkins' dedication to delivering a premium and lasting audio experience.
All Px8 models, including the new Royal Burgundy edition, share a common foundation. The headphones boast a single cast-aluminum arm structure, a distinctive design element aligned with Bowers & Wilkins' signature aesthetics. The diamond-cut bright edge on each elliptical logo plate adds a touch of elegance, while the earcups, memory-foam cushions, and headband, all trimmed in soft Nappa leather, contribute to both comfort and a premium feel.
In terms of technical features, the Px8 remains a leader in Bowers & Wilkins' headphone range. The high-performance 40mm Carbon Cone drive units deliver 24-bit high-resolution sound from compatible streaming services via the B&W app. The headphones promise "reference-quality audio" along with advanced noise-cancelling technology.
The Px8 headphones also maintain practical features such as a 30-hour battery life with ANC enabled, fast charging capabilities providing seven additional hours of listening in just 15 minutes, and the option for wired listening through USB-C or a 3.5mm cable.
The Px8 Royal Burgundy edition is currently available for purchase directly from the Bowers & Wilkins website and authorized B&W stockists, priced at $699.