Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) has introduced up to date variations of its true wi-fi headphones however the Pi7 S2 can be a tricky promote for a lot of thanks to 1 key aspect.
There’s lots to love about these earbuds and so they do outpace the AirPods Professional 2 by way of providing Hello-Res Audio however the asking worth of $399/£349 could be too excessive within the yr of our Lord 2023 when the price of residing disaster exhibits no indicators of assuaging.
That’s a full $150/£100 greater than Apple’s top-tier wi-fi earbuds and now Sony has dropped the worth of the WF-1000XM4 to $279/£199, the Pi7 S2 are $120/£150 costlier.
It’ll be powerful for B&W to problem Apple and Sony when the worth is that this excessive.
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When you do have the cash then the Pi7 S2 are severely handsome earbuds and I don’t simply imply the brand new Satin Black, Canvas White and Midnight Blue colourways. Additionally they include a powerful spec sheet together with 9.2mm bespoke Bowers & Wilkins drive models, an elevated Bluetooth vary of 25m, longer five-hour battery life, six microphones and automated lively noise cancelling (ANC).
There’s additionally help for Qualcomm aptX Adaptive with the codec enabling Hello-Res 24-bit/48kHz streaming from appropriate companies and Wi-fi Audio Retransmission that means you may hook up with issues like in-flight leisure techniques through the charging case.
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Whereas that is likely to be sufficient to tempt some, the premium worth will put many off. The saving grace right here is that the Pi5 S2 come at a extra cheap worth of $299/£249.
Though they lose out on the Qualcomm aptX Adaptive and Wi-fi Audio Retransmission, the charging case gives 19 hours of juice which is three greater than the Pi7 S2.
They may are available in Cloud Gray, Storm Gray, Spring Lilac, and Sage Inexperienced colourways and each new fashions will go on sale from 25 January. In case you are in search of inexpensive wi-fi earbuds which have Hello-Res Audio then the Samsung Galaxy Buds Professional 2 is likely to be of curiosity.