While celebratrating 50 years of wowing audiophiles around the world, Bowers & Wilkins has announced the P9 Signature Headphones. Billed as the company's "most ambitious, best sounding and luxurious headphone yet," the P9 Signature will be custom made from, and housed within, the finest materials -- Italian Saffiano leather, aluminum arms, Memory foam cushions, an Alcantara® case. The engineering team behind the legendary 800 D3 Loudspeaker devloped the P9 Signature headphones to "provide precision at high frequencies and astonishing bass" all while delivering an aural experience more akin to a pair of stereo speakers rather than typical over-ear headphones.
For more information about the P9 Signature, including Pricing & Availability, check out B&W's full Press Release after the jump!
Bowers & Wilkins introduces P9 Signature, its most ambitious, best sounding and luxurious headphone yet
N. Reading, MA – October 4, 2016 Bowers & Wilkins today announces P9 Signature. Its best sounding and most luxurious headphone to date, P9 Signature was conceived to celebrate Bowers & Wilkins 50th anniversary.
Designed with music lovers in mind, P9 Signature delivers a unique and superior audio experience; bespoke technologies provide precision at high frequencies and astonishing bass for the ultimate audio experience. Engineered by the same team responsible for the class-leading 800 D3 loudspeaker, P9 Signature is Bowers & Wilkins’ largest over-ear headphone and exemplifies all of the acoustic and design innovation amassed during its 50-year journey.
Part of this crystal-clear listening experience is created through the innovative placement of the transducer, which is positioned to provide a more natural listening experience. The wearer hears sound as if they are listening to a pair of stereo speakers rather than headphones, with a sense of imaging, depth and clarity that is truly breath taking.
The headband adds strength, but is cleverly decoupled from each ear cup, stopping unwanted vibration from distorting the sound while also offering the very best in comfort. This is similar in both thinking and in material choice to the approach used in the latest generation of 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers.
The finest materials have been used for each component of P9 Signature – nothing is off the shelf, everything is custom. Every element has been designed by Bowers & Wilkins engineers to work seamlessly together to create the highest-quality listening experience.
The headphones are crafted from Italian Saffiano leather, using a 'stamping' technique that gives the material a distinctive cross-hatch finish. Memory foam cushions in the ear pads help isolate noise from the outside world and mould to the shape of the user’s head over time, providing both an acoustic seal and an incredibly comfortable listening experience.
P9 Signature’s aluminum arms make them ideal for music on the move thanks to their innovative foldable design and material choice, which adds greater durability. The luxurious case is the perfect partner for the flagship headphone; crafted from Alcantara® with its elegant suede-like feel, and Saffiano leather detail, it will protect the headphones while also reflecting their beauty.
P9 Signature will come with a variety of high performance cables suitable for use at home and on the go. An additional Lightning cable is in development and will be out from early 2017 free of charge to those that have registered their P9 on www.bowers-wilkins.com.
P9 Signature is a bold statement of a headphone. It delivers levels of depth and clarity that re-write the rules of mobile listening and is a fitting celebration of Bowers & Wilkins’ five decades of acoustic excellence.
The P9 Signature is priced at $899.99 USD and available online immediately at
and in retail locations by Oct. 15, 2016.
About Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins is Britain’s leading manufacturer of the world’s most advanced, luxury audio technology. Since 1966, Bowers & Wilkins’ “Quest for Perfection” has resulted in a succession of technical loudspeaker innovations that have satisfied the world’s most demanding listeners. Its products’ rave reviews and universal endorsement as reference monitors for professional recording industry have helped Bowers & Wilkins become the premium loudspeaker company of choice for audiophile quality sound.
Source: Bowers & Wilkins.