The Bowers & Wilkins PX home/studio-style Bluetooth wireless noise-canceling headphones have a closed over-ear design. These headphones can be used with the noise-canceling feature turned on or off, and are intended for use with Bluetooth enabled audio devices including cell phones and have a wireless reception range of around 33 feet. They can also be used with cord-connected audio devices and can be connected to a computer via the USB charging/data cable to play audio files stored on the computer. The headphones have a built-in microphone and integrated volume and music player function Bluetooth and USB computer controls, and call connect/disconnect Bluetooth controls. Additional features include a built-in sensor that automatically turns the headphones on or off when the headphones are placed on or removed from the head, and earcups that swivel to flat for ease of storage/transport. The free Bowers & Wilkins Headphone app download for Apple and Android mobile devices adds more features such as additional levels of noise reduction, adjustable voice ambient sound monitoring, and firmware updating. The PX comes with detachable 48-inch long standard audio cable, A USB charging/data cable, and a carrying pouch. It is covered by a 24-month warranty.
Plug typeThe type of connection at the end of the audio cord, which will be plugged into the source component. Most have 1/8-inch standard (3-contact) "mini" jacks that fit portable devices. Models intended for use with newer iPod, iPhone, and some Blackberry smartphones, that have integrated microphones, audio player controls, and call connect/disconnect controls use a 1/8-inch 4-conductor mini jack. The audio function of models with 4-conductor mini jacks may not work properly or consistently with non-iPod/iPhone devices.
Works with noise reduction off
Works with noise reduction offWill operate without the noise-canceling circuitry activated; allows the model to be used as standard headphones if the batteries die.
Integrated microphoneHas an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.
Call connect/disconnect control
Call connect/disconnect controlThis allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.
Integrated volume control
Integrated volume controlThis allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated player control
Integrated player controlThis allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.
Detachable cableA detachable cable allows the headphones to be used for noise canceling without the cord being connected to a music or video player, or dangling from the headset.
Monitor functionHas a control that turns off the audio, and in the case of noise canceling models turns off the noise canceling function, so that ambient sounds can be heard. Useful for hearing ambience like travel announcements without turning off the audio player or removing the headphones.
Noise canceling unit in earpiece
Noise canceling unit in earpieceThe electronic circuitry for the noise cancelation function is integrated into headphones earpiece rather than incorporated as a separate module that is integrated into the audio cord.
Battery lifeAs claimed by the manufacturer.
22 (Bluetooth and NC) /29 (Bluetooth only) /33 (wired and NC)/55 (wired only)
Battery recharge time
Battery recharge timeAs claimed by the manufacturer.
Low battery indicator
Low battery indicatorAn indicator to show that the headphone battery power is low and will need to be replaced or recharged.
Warranty (mos.): parts/labor
Warranty (mos.): parts/laborWarranty is for parts and labor, in months.
Additional featuresAdditional features for this model.
2.4 GHz transmission frequency, Bluetooth wireless, around 33 ft. operating range. Headphones automatically turn on or off when placed on or removed from the head. Has defeatable power on/off and Bluetooth pairing status tone alerts. Can be connected to a computer via the USB charging/data cable to play audio files stored on the computer. Earcups swivel to flat for ease of storage/transport. Allows simultaneous connection of two Bluetooth devices. Has pairing memory for up to 8 Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth connected Apple mobile devices using iOS Version 5 and above will show the battery level. A button on the right earcup turns on and off the noise reduction feature. As received the headphones are in the noise canceling "Flight" mode, which provides the most noise reduction and no ambient sound pickup. The free Bowers & Wilkins Headphone app download for Apple and Android mobile devices adds two additional lower levels of noise reduction (Office, which provides the least noise reduction and picks up close-by ambient sounds in the vocal range, and City, which provides more noise reduction than Office but less than Flight and slightly amplified pick up of close-by ambient sounds in the vocal range), and an adjustable voice ambient sound monitoring mode (provides ambient sound in the vocal frequency range) that can be used in conjunction with any of three noise reduction modes. The app can also be used to turn off and on the headphone's automatic shut-off feature and to update the headphone's firmware.
Included accessoriesIndicates what accessories are included.
Detachable 48-inch long standard audio cable, USB charging/data cable, carrying pouch. Free Bowers & Wilkins Headphone app download for Apple and Android mobile devices.
WeightReflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.
Cable lengthCable length indicates the approximate length of the cable from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.
Battery typeThe number and type of batteries used.