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Bowers&Wilkins new flagship the P9!

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by redogfizbal, Sep 6, 2016.
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  1. redogfizbal

    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).
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  2. redogfizbal
    List price is $899.00
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  4. XERO1
    Holy crap!  These things are real!  They will be available for purchase on Amazon on 9-14-16 for $899.
    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!  [​IMG] 
    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.
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  5. AppleheadMay
    Hmmm .... crystal clear treble? Sounds terrifying to my ears. :wink:
    And piston diaphragm? Is that anything like the new Focal cans?
  6. blazer78
    If they managed to replicate the sound of the nautilus tube loaded tweeter, i'm in.
  7. AppleheadMay
    Simply go sit between two Nautiluses, who needs phones. ;P
  8. Zimmy68
    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.
  9. wordfool
    At least they decided to use memory foam. That's one technological advance over the P7
  10. AppleheadMay
    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.
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  11. ubs28
    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.
  12. pbui44
    It looks like the P9 are semi-open in a design like the Ultrasone Pro 2x00 series. Will you need a cable or amp to tame that treble? :wink:
  13. XERO1
    So weird these aren't on their website yet. [​IMG]
    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.
  14. ubs28
    I suppose it doesn't look as bad as in the first picture. It might look nice actually.
  15. AppleheadMay
    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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