Today Bowers & Wilkins presents two new completely wireless headphones with the new models Pi7 S2 and Pi5 S2. The Pi7 is the top model and features new speaker elements, more microphones and the ability to use the shell to stream audio from a wired source when Bluetooth isn’t an option.
Both headphones now offer five hours of listening on a single charge, up from four hours for the first Pi7 and 4.5 hours for the original Pi5. The Pi7 S2’s case offers an additional 16 hours, while the Pi5 S2 offers 19 hours. The headphones should also have better Bluetooth with a range of 25 meters, but we have the same codec as last time – aptX Adaptive for Pi7 S2 and aptX for Pi5 S2.
Other differences between the Pi7 S2 and the Pi5 S2 include an additional built-in microphone on the Pi7, which has three microphones per earcup instead of two. The Pi7 S2 also has a dual-speaker configuration, which should offer a more detailed soundstage, compared to just one speaker with the Pi5 S2. The Pi7 also has adaptive noise reduction, which adapts to its surroundings, compared to active noise reduction on the Pi5 S2, which can however be configured manually via the accompanying app.
Both headphones are available for purchase starting today. The Pi7 S2 comes in black, white or blue, while the PI5 S2 comes in two shades of gray and purple. Pi7 S2 costs SEK 3,998 and Pi5 S2 costs SEK 2,498.
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