Bowers & Wilkins PI5, True Wireless Active Noise Canceling Headphones

British manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins yesterday unveiled two pairs of True Wireless headphones, the B&W PI5 and B&W PI7. Presentation of the first named before returning in a later news on the second.

If the True Wireless PI5 (PI for Personal Immersion) headphones by Bowers & Wilkins are a first for the brand, it is thanks to the presence of active noise reduction.

Simple design and 9.2 mm membrane

The B&W PI5 Bluetooth APT-X headphones are relatively large for True Wireless models to accommodate the 9.2 mm membrane transducer developed by the brand, and the reduction system. noise based on two microphones (in each earpiece of course) whose adjustment is provided via the B&W application. Audio transmission and synchronization between the two headphones is provided by TWS + (True Wireless Stereo Plus) technology. The storage and charging box is also a sober example with a black or white dress.

Accessories and battery life

B&W offers three sizes of tips and a USB-C cable for charging the case which offers four full charges of the headphones, or 20 hours of battery life. By adding the autonomy of the headphones, we arrive at a total of 25 hours of listening, not bad. Especially considering that 15 minutes of charging is enough to enjoy your favorite music for 2 more hours. Precision, the B&W PI5 are Siri and Google Assistant compatible.

In bulk…

Among the other features, we find an automatic pause as soon as the speakers are no longer in the ears, a Pass-Trougt mode to perceive his sound environment or to carry on a conversation without having to remove PI5. Precision, the multipoint Bluetooth function is required, allowing to switch from one sound source to another (two maximum) without having to repeat the pairing each time. And the IP54 certification (resistance to water projection) is part of the game. Ditto for the touch controls on each headset for music management, activation / deactivation of active noise reduction, access to voice assistants…

Availability, in black or white, immediate. Indicative price: 249 euros.

Reminder of the key features of the Bowers & Wilkins PI5:

• Type: Dynamic 9.2 mm True Wireless earphones

• Loudspeaker (s): dynamic

• Frequency response : 10 Hz-20 kHz

• Harmonic distortion rate (THD):