Evolution of the B&W PI5s already presented in detail in our pages, the new B&W PI5 S2 from Bowers & Wilkins offers similar equipment (see the reminder of the main specifications below) with however a few changes.
B&W PI5 S2, Bluetooth range and increased battery life
The B&W PI5 S2, for example, offer an increased Bluetooth 5.0 range of up to 25 meters. Likewise, autonomy increases with five hours of listening without recharging, and a quick charge of 15 minutes is enough to benefit from two additional hours of listening. The earphones are intimately linked to Bowers & Wilkins' Music app, which allows setup, configuration of noise cancellation modes and adjustment of the wearing sensor. It also supports hi-res streaming directly from mobile device to headphones via music platforms like Qobuz, Tidal and Deezer.
B&W PI5 S2, 4 mics for calls and noise reduction
The headphones have four microphones - two in each earphone - for high-quality sound quality during phone calls. The noise reduction system is based on these microphones, which are adjusted via the aforementioned application. Finally, the B&W PI5 S2 provides audio CD quality via the Qualcomm APT-X wireless link from streaming services and compatible devices.
Available in Cloud Gray (light grey), Storm Gray (dark grey), Spring Lilac (lilac) and Sage Green (light green), the widest range of Bowers & Wilkins earphone colors to date . Indicative price: 299 euros.
Reminder of the key features of the Bowers & Wilkins PI5 S2:
• Type: 9.2 mm dynamic True Wireless headphones
• Speakers: dynamic
• Frequency response: 10 Hz-20 kHz
• Harmonic Distortion Rate (THD):