Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones cut the cord—and the noise

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Bowers & Wilkins are known by their extremely accurate speakers and comfortable and warm sounding headphones. Recently, they’ve ventured into the wireless world with the excellent P5 Wireless headphone. Now, B&W has upped the ante with their first noise canceling headphone, the PX with aptX HD Bluetooth.

The B&W PX is a “smart” headphone that features sensors allowing listeners to intuitively control their music. Pick them up and the headphones will switch on immediately and automatically resume playing music; put them down and they return to standby mode. Lift an ear cup to talk, or hang them around your neck, and PX will pause the music, resuming playback when you’re ready to listen. B&W’s adaptive noise canceling does not reduce sound quality.

The PX speaker drivers are angled towards the ears for a more convincing soundstage. The placement of the transducers results in a more natural listening experience and improved stereo performance. The headphone also uses the latest aptX HD Bluetooth technology for 24-bit audio resolution to get the best possible sound.

The PX provides 22 hours of playback in wireless noise cancellation mode, or 33 hours in wired noise cancellation mode.

The Bowers & Wilkins PX sells for $399 US and is available now.

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