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Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition Headphones | REVIEW

The story of the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition (website) is one of many welcomed surprises. Not often in life are we gifted with genuine surprises, and the ones most common to occur are usually anything but welcomed. The story begins as I’m wrapping up the Audeze LCD-1 headphone review, and finding a new appreciation for all things sonically flat in regards to headphones. The act of searching for a balanced sense of color and low-distortion through the careful matching of associated electronics becomes in itself an addictive pursuit. Words and Photos by Eric Franklin Shook Here I was, finding new levels of transparency and bliss with the LCD-1 and its remarkably even-handed measure of eq and dynamic balance, when something completely different arrives in the form of “noise-cancelling Bluetooth” headphones. And with that arrival: color, warmth, excitement, sexiness, and a seductive sense of refinement. I typically think of “noise-cancelling” headphones as something you purchase specifically for air travel, as the first implementation of noise-cancelling technology in earphones was designed to block out flight noise and nothing more. No imparted side-role of setting the stage for music playback, it was purely a tool for bringing about a more enjoyable [...]

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Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition

NORTH READING, MA — It’s been a decade worthy of celebration with the Bowers & Wilkins headphones. Today B&W launch their new PX7 Carbon Edition wireless headphones. Even our ‘wearables‘ contributor Nan Pincus owns a pair of the Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones. So they must be good. More info enclosed below. Enjoy! Press Release Enclosed Bowers & Wilkins launches special PX7 Carbon Edition wireless headphones to celebrate a decade of headphone success Over the past 12 months, Bowers & Wilkins has enjoyed outstanding success with its flagship PX7 over-ear wireless headphones. These adaptive noise-cancelling designs offer an unmatched combination of breathtaking sound quality, smart features and supreme comfort which together have helped them win countless awards and recommendations around the world. 2020 also marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Bowers & Wilkins first-ever headphone design, the iconic P5—a breakthrough model that would swiftly redefine customer expectations for build, design and sound quality in the premium performance headphone category. Now it’s time to celebrate that success, with the launch of the PX7 Carbon Edition. Designed to highlight the PX7’s pioneering use of carbon-fiber composite reinforcement in its construction, the new Carbon Edition features a high- quality carbon black [...]

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Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition

N. READING, MA (PTA) — If you’re looking to feel old, the Bowers and Wilkins 600 series turns 25 this year, and with that it’s time to celebrate. This marks the seventh generation of 600 seines loudspeakers. The price remains affordable, however new and improved technologies abound in the new Anniversary Editions. Specific details are enclosed in the press release below. Enjoy! Press Release Enclosed For the love of music – iconic 600 Series celebrates 25 years of success with new Anniversary Edition range. 25 years of continuous success, six generations of engineering excellence and more than a million products sold – these are milestones worth celebrating! This month sees the launch of the new 600 Series Anniversary Edition, the seventh generation of 600 Series loudspeakers from Bowers & Wilkins. The new range shares the same blend of outstanding value and superlative sound quality as its six forebears but, in Bowers & Wilkins’ tradition, features new and improved components to ensure it can continue to set the standard for high-performance sound quality at an accessible price point. For 25 years, the 600 Series has been the music lover’s affordable introduction to the Bowers & Wilkins family of audiophile loudspeakers. The [...]

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Doshi Audio EVO Series Tape Head Preamplifier | Review

I had a fantastic time putting the most excellent Doshi Audio Tape Head Preamplifier through its paces. This latest version, labeled the EVO series, has some improvements over the previous Tape Head Preamplifier 3.0 series, but permit me to reminisce a bit first… A Long Time Ago In A Recording Studio Far, Far Away Sitting behind an enormous API console as I peered through the glass to watch the musicians in the tracking room, I heard the last bit of decay from the final chord and cymbal crash fade to silence. I hit stop, then the rewind button on the MCI JH-110 2” 24 track machine. I mashed the talkback button and asked the band to come in and hear the take. When all were gathered in the control room, I hit play. It was a big sonic letdown. In different situations, the disappointment was sometimes extreme, sometimes minimal and on a few very special occasions, I felt the playback actually had an enhanced quality. But it was NEVER the same as the input. Sure, the music and performances were many times excellent and captivating, but why wouldn’t the tape deck serve up all that goodness that I heard going to the [...]

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