Bowers & Wilkins has introduced a wireless version of its popular P5 headphones. The P5 Wireless headphones feature Bluetooth aptX technology for cable-free use, but they still offer controls to play/pause and skip music and answer calls, with dual microphones to improve vocal clarity. The headphones contain a rechargeable battery that B&W says will last 17 hours before a charge is required, and a padded carrying case is included. The P5 Wireless headphones will be available this month for an MSRP of $399.99.
From Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins, the British loudspeaker company noted for bringing its knowledge and experience of acoustic excellence to the headphone category for the first time with the highly regarded P5 headphones, now announces the P5 Wireless--the latest in convenience headphone listening without any compromise in audio quality.
The P5 Wireless headphones are Bowers & Wilkins first Bluetooth headphones, and offer all the power, precision and true Hi-Fi sound of the renowned P5 Series 2 headphones--the same luxurious materials and solid build quality--but with the added advantage of high-quality wireless streaming.
Using the same Bluetooth aptX technology that helped deliver fantastic audio for the Bowers & Wilkins T7, the P5 Wireless headphones are capable of reproducing the best possible sound that your device (whether it is a smartphone, tablet or computer) is able to deliver.
The P5 Wireless headphones are simple to connect to a compatible device, and also feature intuitive controls that allow users to not only play/pause and skip music but also answer calls without fuss. They also feature two microphones, which helps deliver great telephony audio in addition to fantastic music playback.
The P5 Wireless' rechargeable battery lasts a class-leading 17 hours before a charge is required. And thanks to a supplied USB cable, charging from a computer is a breeze. If a cable is preferred to wireless listening, one is supplied in the box along with a padded carry case.
The luxurious leather and aluminum materials and discreet, timeless design will be familiar to those who know the P5 Series 2, but with the P5 Wireless, people who demand the freedom of wire-free listening can enjoy Bowers & Wilkins sound quality for the first time.
The new P5 Wireless is priced at $399.99 and available online immediately a www.bowers-wilkins.com/Online-Shop/shop#Headphones and in retail locations by July 15, 2015.
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