Bowers&Wilkins new flagship the P9!
Sep 6, 2016 at 4:41 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1,913

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The P9 Signature deliver pristine sound that takes you to the very heart of your favorite music. Crystal clear treble, insightful midrange and a deep solid bottom end combine breathtaking performance.
The P9 Signature headphones are exquisitely crafted from luxuriously high quality materials. Italian Saffiano leather and a forged foldable aluminum arms for greater durability and headband strength.
New proprietary piston diaphragm speaker drivers deliver a unique coloration-free audio experience. The angled drivers also bring a superior spatial sound stage for a unique and immersive experience.
Uniquely vented multi-layer memory foam cushions combine with the high-quality leather used on the ear-pads and headband to deliver an incredibly comfortable experience.
Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature headphone comes with a 2-year limited warranty only when purchased from an authorized dealer including Amazon.com (indicated by ships from and sold by Amazon.com).
 
Sep 7, 2016 at 4:56 AM Post #4 of 1,913

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Holy crap!  These things are real!  They will be available for purchase on Amazon on 9-14-16 for $899.
 
https://www.amazon.com/Bowers-Wilkins-P9-Headphones-Brown/dp/B01KLO2HQ4/
 
I'm not too crazy about their brown color but hopefully a black version will be made available in the near future.
 
But if these sound significantly better than the already excellent-for-$350 P7, then that will be something quite special indeed! 
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P.S.  redogfizbal, I would change the title of this thread to include the 'P9' model number so people will know exactly which model this thread is about.
 
Sep 7, 2016 at 7:51 AM Post #6 of 1,913

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If they managed to replicate the sound of the nautilus tube loaded tweeter, i'm in.
 
Sep 7, 2016 at 9:47 AM Post #8 of 1,913

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I would have to be really blown away for more then double the price of the P7 wireless.
 
Very strange business plan.
Why not enhance/upgrade the new P7, kind of what the did with the P5 v2.
 
I guess I need to wait for the reviews.
 
When I heard rumors of a P9, this (and the price) was the last thing I was expecting.
 
Sep 7, 2016 at 11:07 AM Post #9 of 1,913

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At least they decided to use memory foam. That's one technological advance over the P7
 
Sep 7, 2016 at 5:10 PM Post #10 of 1,913

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  I would have to be really blown away for more then double the price of the P7 wireless.
 
Very strange business plan.
Why not enhance/upgrade the new P7, kind of what the did with the P5 v2.
 
I guess I need to wait for the reviews.
 
When I heard rumors of a P9, this (and the price) was the last thing I was expecting.

 
So they should make a TOTL phone and make it wireless?
Lower models are fine for wireless but when using wireless you lose any notion of SQ.
That's why none of the high-end cans are wireless.
Everyone knew the P9 was in no way going to be wireless.
Not sure if it will be good enough to be a true high-end can but the P7 wasn't bad for the asking price of 400€, it could rivel cans costing twice as much.
I wonder if the same would be true for the P9 however.
 
Sep 7, 2016 at 6:21 PM Post #11 of 1,913

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I don't really like the colours, but maybe that is just me. The older B&W P5 is still their best looking headphone so far I think.

I will try these headphones when I get the chance.
 
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So weird these aren't on their website yet.
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They just announced the P3 Series 2 and it's on the website, and the new P3 has the same 9-14 release date as the P9.
 
Sep 8, 2016 at 2:15 AM Post #14 of 1,913

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I suppose it doesn't look as bad as in the first picture. It might look nice actually.
 

 
 
 

 
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  So weird these aren't on their website yet.
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They just announced the P3 Series 2 and it's on the website, and the new P3 has the same 9-14 release date as the P9.

 
 
No big surprise though, the dealers knew these were coming this year since January.
I'll have a pair to try out at home for a weekend in a week or two.
 

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