Bowers and Wilkins has announced their first ever pair of over-ear headphones, labelled the P7.
Mixing high-quality aesthetics with a premium build quality, the B&W P7s are designed to fit the contours of the wearer's head, the soft leather ear-cups enabling you to wear the headphones for prolonged periods of time.
B&W claims that the design "maintains a consistent volume of air between the drive unit and the surface of the ear", meaning that the cans' stereo imaging is optimised for each user as a result. We look forward to hearing that in action.
A rather unique feature of the P7 headphones is the way they generate sound. Incorporating aspects more commonly found in hi-fi design, the headphone driver claims to produce a sound that's more precise and controlled, with B&W boasting that high frequency dynamics are improved thanks to lighter materials.
A detachable remote-control-and-microphone cable for use with iPhones is supplied with the P7, while other smartphones and MP3 players can be supported by detaching and swapping out the cable.
The B&W P7 over-ear headphones are due for release in September with a price tag of £330, and join the B&W P3 and P5 headphones.