Bower & Wilkins decided to celebrate its golden anniversary with new P9 Signature headphones, which they claim are their most luxurious to date. They are also the company’s largest over-ear headphones. Completely custom made, the headphones are engineered by the team responsible for the class-leading 800 D3 loudspeaker and feature “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.”
Memory foam cushions in the earpads help isolate noise from the outside world and mold to the shape of the user’s head over time, providing both an acoustic seal and an incredibly comfortable listening experience. Aluminum arms make them ideal for music on the move thanks to their innovative foldable design and material choice, which adds greater durability.
The biggest reason for the title the most luxurious is the custom-made materials being used in the construction. The headpones are crafted from Italian Saffiano leather, using a ‘stamping’ technique that gives the material a distinctive cross-hatch finish.
The luxurious case is crafted from Alcantara (suede-like feel) and Saffiano leather detail.
Just 415 grams headphones feature 40mm drivers come with three high-performance cables suitable for use at home and on the go (one cable has an inline remote with microphone). P9 Signature is available now for $900 online, and will be in stores starting October 15. An additional Lightning cable is in development and will be out from early 2017 free to those who have registered their P9 on www.bowers-wilkins.com.