The name’s Bowers, Bowers & Wilkins: Special Edition 007 Px8 headphones have a licence to thrill

Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007 headphones with 007 branding

Top British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins has officially partnered with the James Bond film franchise, releasing a special 007 edition of its high-end Px8 headphones.

The collaboration seems a perfect fit. Bowers & Wilkins already enjoys a long standing relationship with Abbey Road Studios, the iconic London recording facility where its legendary 800 Series loudspeakers have been used to monitor numerous film scores, including Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). 

More recently, as part of the film franchise’s 60th anniversary, Abbey Road Studios engineers used the brand’s loudspeakers to help create Bond 25, an album featuring all 25 iconic Bond themes with brand new arrangements recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Abbey Road Studio One.

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Dr. No, the Px8 007 Edition sports a stylish Midnight Blue finish, apparently inspired by the tuxedo worn by Bond in his first on-screen appearance, and some subtle 007 detailing.

Q would approve. The Px8 are the flagship Bluetooth headphones from Bower & Wilkins…

Sean Connery in Dr No puts on the style in a casino
Bond’s tux provides colour inspiration  – DR. NO © 1962 Danjaq, LLC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved

Q would approve. The Px8 are the flagship Bluetooth cans from Bower & Wilkins, and feature leading-edge tech, including bespoke 40mm Carbon Cone drive units.

Angled to ensure a consistent distance, relative to your ear, the drivers take a lead from the Carbon Dome drive units found in Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series loudspeakers.

The headphones use Qualcomm aptXTM Adaptive wireless technology, but USB-C and 3.5mm analogue cable connections are also supported. 

The new Px8 007 Edition are available from the Bowers & Wilkins website, and the, priced at £699 ($799 / €799).

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Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, and editor of The Luxe Review, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, Yahoo UK, Home Cinema Choice, Games Radar, Ideal Home, Louder Sounds, Channel News and Boat International. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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