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Bowers & Wilkins P7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 526 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins P7. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and usability. The design and comfort also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bowers & Wilkins P7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bowers & Wilkins P7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Bowers & Wilkins P7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability. The price and design also get good feedback.

sound, design, price, portability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bowers & Wilkins P7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 user reviews of Bowers & Wilkins P7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the bass quality and durability are overall positive. The design and comfort are also appreciated. The price and portability get mixed views. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Bowers & Wilkins P7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Bowers & Wilkins P7 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Views about the price and durability are generally positive. The sound and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the portability and design.

usability, comfort, sound, durability, price

design, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P7

 

Headphone royalty, but at what price?

Top sound quality ; (Mostly) Excellent build quality

Expensive ; Sound bettered by ‘at home’ sets at price ; Mediocre isolation ; Jack construction needs a tweak

The Bowers & Wilkins P7 are classy headphones with the sort of construction most other sets can only dream of. Sound quality is bettered by open-back sets, but they’re portable headphone royalty. As long as you don’t work on a building site – noise...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Haslam (t3.com)

B&W P7 review

 

The Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones are the brand's first over-ear cans

Soft leather ; Brilliantly built ; Epic sound

Price ; Large headband ; Less than portable

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Bowers and Wilkins P7 review

 

For all its audiophile heritage and reputation as something of a style connoisseur, it is strange that Bowers & Wilkins has until now abstained from competing in the higher-end headphone space with the launch of its B&W P7 over-ears. Perhaps the first...

Gorgeous design with quality materials, not too ostentatious for over-the-ear headphones and can be worn out and about, superb audio performance with all types of music and movies

Some sound leakage outwards means you’ll be sharing with those in your immediate surroundings, hardly budget (but they don't look or sound it)

Perhaps the first and most impressive thing when taking the P7 pair out of the box is the feel: the weight, the soft leather, that brushed-aluminium and steel construction - all of which exude an aura of class.

Nov, 2013

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Christopher Phin (techradar.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P7 review

 

Expensive and restrained

Wonderful sound ; Replaceable parts ; Good looks and build

Poor audio isolation ; Not everyone will find them comfortable ; Merciless with poor rips

They're expensive, they don't flatter badly ripped tracks and the audio isolation is poor, but the sound quality is absolutely fantastic. If someone gave us a set, we'd give them a big kiss. There's no doubt that these headphones are good. They're...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : David Carnoy Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

One of the best luxury headphones you can buy

 

The company's current flagship headphone has a comfortable over-the-ear design and offers richer, more detailed sound than the step-down P5.

The Bowers & Wilkins P7 offers impressive build quality, good comfort, and smooth, rich, well-balanced sound in an over-the-ear headphone design that shuts out a lot of external noise. The earpads are removable and there's an extra cable with a...

Expensive; leather earpads will cause your ears to get steamy on warmer days; some remote features may not work with Android or Windows devices.

The Bowers & Wilkins P7 may not the best headphone you can buy in its luxury price range, but it certainly is among the best, with excellent build quality and rich sound that works well with a wide range of music genres and sources.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (itreviews.co.uk)

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones

 

The Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones combine top-notch audio performance with a luxurious design, and despite a high price, earn our Editors' Choice.

The P7 handled our bass test track, The Knife’s “Silent Shout,” without warping even at maximum volume. For less intentionally bass-heavy songs, like, Bill Callahan’s “Drover,” vocals retained the proper amount of treble edge to stay at the front of...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones review

 

Premium headphones that will appeal to even the most demanding audiophile

Exquisite design ; Portable headphones ; Fantastic sound for almost every genre

Heavy after long listening sessions

Bowers & Wilkins' P7s sit amongst the best electronics products

Jul, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless

 

The attractive Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones deliver a powerful Bluetooth listening experience.

Powerful, vibrant audio performance with excellent bass response and clarity in the highs. Lovely, luxurious design. Includes a cable for passive listening.

Very expensive. Headband can feel a tad uncomfortable on long listening periods. Cable has no inline remote or mic.

Conclusions For $400, the Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless sounds, looks, and feels like a luxury product. If you're shopping in this higher price tier, there are plenty of compelling wireless options, so it's worth reading up on the JBL Everest Elite 700...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : David Carnoy Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

One of the best luxury headphones you can buy

 

The company's current flagship headphone has a comfortable over-the-ear design and offers richer, more detailed sound than the step-down P5.

The Bowers & Wilkins P7 offers impressive build quality, good comfort, and smooth, rich, well-balanced sound in an over-the-ear headphone design that shuts out a lot of external noise. The earpads are removable and there's an extra cable with a...

Expensive; leather earpads will cause your ears to get steamy on warmer days; some remote features may not work with Android or Windows devices.

The Bowers & Wilkins P7 may not the best headphone you can buy in its luxury price range, but it certainly is among the best, with excellent build quality and rich sound that works well with a wide range of music genres and sources.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Calore (wired.com)

Review: Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones

 

The P7s are the first over-the-ear headphones B&W has ever made, and of course, the build quality and the choice of materials is exquisite, bordering...

Excellent sound; a big bottom without sacrificing anything up top. Wonderful clarity. Comfortable, with beautiful leather and stylish design notes. They fold up nicely. User-serviceable pads, cables, and drivers

Price — all that hand-stitched leather ain’t cheap. Designed for portability and isolation, so unless you have a noisy home, they aren’t as desirable for home listening

Dec, 2013

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