Headphones Review: Bowers & Wilkins PX8 Review

Are you an audiophile or a music enthusiast in search of high-quality headphones that can elevate your audio experience to new heights? Look no further than Bowers & Wilkins, a premium audio brand known for its exceptional sound quality and innovative design.

In this review, we will focus on the Bowers & Wilkins PX8 headphones, exploring their features, benefits, and suitability for both music and streaming sound applications. We'll also touch on other Bowers & Wilkins models, including the PX7 S2, Pi17, Pi5 S2, and Pi7 S2, to help you make an informed decision when choosing your ideal audio equipment from CHT Solutions.

The Bowers & Wilkins Experience

Bowers & Wilkins, often abbreviated as B&W, has been a name synonymous with audio excellence for decades. Founded in the United Kingdom in 1966, the company has consistently pushed the boundaries of audio technology to deliver stunning sound quality and design aesthetics that captivate audiophiles and music enthusiasts worldwide.

Bowers & Wilkins PX8 Review: A Closer Look

The Bowers & Wilkins PX8 headphones are the crown jewels of the B&W lineup, designed to provide an immersive audio experience that rivals live performances.


Let's dive into the key features that make these headphones stand out:

Sound Quality

When it comes to headphones, sound quality reigns supreme, and the PX8 doesn't disappoint. These over-ear headphones feature cutting-edge technology that delivers crisp, clear audio with deep bass and sparkling highs. Whether you're listening to your favourite music or immersing yourself in a movie, the PX8's soundstage is expansive, allowing you to hear every nuance and detail.

Design and Comfort

Bowers & Wilkins has always been committed to combining audio excellence with exquisite design and build quality, and the PX8 is no exception. These headphones feature a sleek, minimalist design with premium materials and attention to detail. The ear cups are luxuriously cushioned, providing comfort during extended listening sessions. The headphones are foldable and come with a protective case, making them perfect for on-the-go use.

Noise Cancellation

In today's noisy world, noise-cancelling headphones are a must for many. The PX8 excels in this department with adaptive background noise cancellation that adjusts to your surroundings, ensuring that you can focus on your music or content without distractions. Whether you're on a crowded train, in a noisy cafe, or simply seeking solitude at home, the PX8 has you covered.


Battery Life

The PX8 boasts an impressive battery life, offering up to 30 hours of playtime on a single charge. Even if you're running low on battery, a quick 15-minute charge provides you with approximately six hours of playback. This feature ensures that your music never has to take a pause, even during your busiest days.


Exclusive All New Driver Technology

Crafted using cutting-edge driver technology and a high-resolution 24-bit DSP, these headphones deliver unparalleled sound quality and depth, enabling you to explore previously unnoticed intricacies in your music.

Smart Controls

The PX8 headphones incorporate intelligent controls, including touch-sensitive controls on the ear cups, which provide convenient access to volume adjustments, track changes, and call handling, all without the need to retrieve your phone from your pocket. Furthermore, their compatibility extends to both iOS and Android platforms, ensuring effortless connectivity with all your devices.

Special Editions Available at CHT Solutions

The much loved PX8 models come in two special editions; the 007 (a tribute to Bond) and the McLaren edition for all of the supercar enthusiasts.

PX8 007 Edition

These exclusive headphones, created to celebrate James Bond's Diamond Anniversary, seamlessly combine elegance and performance. The luxurious Midnight Blue Napa leather exterior and exquisite metal accents pay tribute to Bond's iconic on-screen tuxedo. Adorned with the classic 007 logo atop the earcup and featuring a distinctive red power slider, these headphones exude the same discretion and sophistication as the legendary secret agent himself.

PX8 McLaren Edition

The limited-edition Px8 McLaren headphones are a perfect blend of style and performance, celebrating the renowned collaboration between Bowers & Wilkins and McLaren Automotive. These headphones feature sleek grey leather with Papaya orange accents, reminiscent of McLaren's iconic supercars and hypercars, and deliver top-tier Bowers & Wilkins sound quality.

This partnership, honored with three iF design awards for system integration in McLaren's Speedtail, GT, and Artura models, is founded on technical excellence and engineering innovation.

Comparison with Other Bowers & Wilkins Headphones Models

While the PX8 undoubtedly shines, Bowers & Wilkins offers a range of headphones to cater to various preferences and needs. Here's a brief comparison with other popular models:

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2

The PX7 S2, a successor to the well-loved PX7, offers an exceptional audio experience with adaptive noise cancellation. It's perfect for those who prioritise sound quality and noise isolation. Engineered with 40mm custom-designed drivers and a 24-bit-capable wireless platform, these over-ear headphones provide an immersive listening experience, enabling you to perceive the artist's intended nuances. Trusted by music experts globally for their authentic and precise sound, the Px7 S2 headphones bring you closer to the original recording, ensuring you experience the music precisely as the artist envisioned.

Bowers & Wilkins - Pi5 S2 and Pi7 S2

The Pi series from Bowers & Wilkins caters to individuals looking for versatile and portable audio solutions. These in-ear headphones deliver high-quality sound in compact and stylish designs, perfect for busy people on the go, and are some of the best wireless headphones currently on the market.

Pi7 S2 In Ear Headphones

Boasting high-resolution audio, pristine voice call quality, and an innovative wireless audio retransmission case, these earbuds are engineered to establish a new benchmark in their class. 

These earbuds feature dual-driver units that function the same as high-performance speakers, producing a dynamic and immersive audio spectrum that spans from robust and resonant bass to finely-detailed high-frequency notes.

Pi5 S2 In Ear Headphones

These earbuds are engineered to provide an exceptional auditory experience. With advanced hybrid noise cancellation, say goodbye to disruptive ambient sounds. These earbuds allow you to enjoy crystal-clear phone calls, and immerse yourself in your preferred music and content, each meticulously rendered with aptX sound quality.


Why Choose Bowers & Wilkins?

Bowers & Wilkins headphones offer several compelling benefits that make them a top choice for audiophiles:

  • Unparalleled sound quality that brings your music and movies to life.
  • Premium design and comfort for a luxurious listening experience.
  • Cutting-edge noise-canceling technology for uninterrupted enjoyment.
  • Long-lasting battery life, ensuring your music plays on.
  • A brand with a legacy of audio excellence and innovation.

CHT Solutions: Your Trusted Source for Bowers & Wilkins Headphones

When you choose Bowers & Wilkins, you're choosing a brand that understands the art of sound. Whether you're an audiophile seeking the ultimate listening experience or a music lover looking to upgrade your headphones, Bowers & Wilkins has a model for you.

Before making your decision, consider your specific audio requirements and preferences. If you prioritise high sound quality and immersive experiences, the Bowers & Wilkins PX8 headphones are an excellent choice. However, if you prefer more portable options or have specific needs, explore the other models in the Bowers & Wilkins Pi lineup available at CHT Solutions. Feel free to contact our friendly team for our expert advice and recommendations on the perfect B&W audio solution that complements your lifestyle.

Elevate your audio experience with Bowers & Wilkins. Explore the range online at CHT Solutions today to explore the PX8 and other Bowers & Wilkins models.