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The original Bowers & Wilkins Pi7 & Pi5 in-ear noise cancelling headphones, launched in April 2021 marked the renowned British audio brand’s first entry into the True Wireless market. B&W now introduces two new upgraded models, the Pi7 S2 and Pi5 S2 reaffirming their status as the best-sounding True Wireless earbuds in the category.
Pi7 S2 has made signficant upgrades to its preceding models that include ,connectivity, earbud battery life, user experience, and introduces three new premium finishes. Both Pi7 S2 and Pi5 S2 feature upgraded wireless connectivity via a re-engineered antenna design with increased Bluetooth range to up to 25m ensuring an even more stable, high-quality listening experience.
Both new models feature an improved earbud battery life, now offering five hours of listening time before are charge is required. They continue to offer a quick charge function delivering an additional two hours listening time from just a 15-minute charge. The charging cases for each model provide additional battery life, with a further 16 hours available for Pi7 S2 and 19 hours available for Pi5 S2.
Premium design and new finishes
Pi7 S2 is available in three new colors: Satin Black, Canvas White and Midnight Blue. With Pi5 S2, Bowers &Wilkins has introduced its widest range of headphone colors to date, available in Cloud Grey and Storm Grey, and in new vibrant colors, Spring Lilac and Sage Green* (*available in Spring ’23)
Seamless user experience from the Music App
Pi7 S2 and Pi5 S2 are the latest headphone models to be fully integrated with the Bowers & Wilkins MusicApp. This app offers a seamless user experience, complete with set-up, configuration of noise cancellation modes, and wear sensor adjustment and also supports hi-res streaming capability direct from your mobile device to your earbuds via services such as Qobuz, TIDAL and Deezer.
Smart, intuitive features
The Pi7 S2 continues to offer Wireless Audio Retransmission enabling users to connect to an external audio source – such as an in-flight entertainment system – and then wirelessly retransmit audio from that source to the earbuds, via the Smart charging case, all in outstanding sound quality.
Both models can be controlled via a simple one-button user interface – a single capacitive button on each earbud that can perform multiple tasks simply and elegantly – coupled to voice assistant support via either Siri or Google Assistant, depending on the connected device. The Bowers & Wilkins Music App also offers a range of user adjustments for customers who wish to fine tune their earbuds to their preferences.
True Wireless sound redefined
As the flagship True Wireless model, the Pi7 S2 continues to support Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive allowing high-resolution music transmission from compatible streaming services and devices, enabled by 24-bit/48kHz wireless transmission between each earbud. The Pi7 S2 features 9.2mm bespoke Bowers & Wilkins drive units, joined by a high-frequency ‘balanced armature’ driver, with each of the four drive units in the system actively driven by its own amplifier. Adaptive Noise Cancellation automatically monitors, analyzes and adapts to its surroundings to produce the best possible, uninterrupted listening experience. That ANC system is paired with six microphones – three in each earbud – for crystal-clear sound quality with phone calls.
The new Pi5 S2 also continues to offer the best audio performance in its class, with TWS technology for robust, high-quality earbud-to-earbud synchronization, coupled to a single 9.2mm bespoke drive unit in each earbud.The Pi5 S2 supports CD-quality playback thanks to the inclusion of high-quality aptX wireless transmission of music from an aptX-compatible mobile device. Pi5 S2 also offers seamless access to user-selectable noise-cancelling plus an ambient pass-through mode, and it features twin built-in microphones per earbud for high-quality phone calls.