Bowers & Wilkins has introduced the McLaren Edition of its flagship Px8 headphones. The special edition set celebrates the collaboration between the two British brands, with the world-renowned premium audio brand responsible for the high-performance audio systems found in McLaren cars.
In particular, the Bowers & Wilkins Px8 McLaren Edition headphones celebrate another partnership between the two brands. Since 2015, Bowers & Wilkins has worked closely with the automaker’s design and engineering teams to create and optimize McLaren’s in-car audio systems – this time for the first series production of the company’s high-performance hybrid supercar, the McLaren Artura.
The Px8 McLaren Edition comes in Galvanic Gray and Papaya Orange colors. The headphones feature Qualcomm aptXTM Adaptive wireless technology and are claimed to feature outstanding detail, resolution and spaciousness, thanks to the new bespoke 40mm Carbon Cone drive units found inside every pair. The unit is said to be carefully angled inside each earcup to ensure consistent distance relative to the listener’s ear from each point.
The drivers work together with Bowers & Wilkins-developed Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to deliver high-definition 24-bit sound quality from leading streaming services. The Px8 is also equipped with noise cancellation technology, while six microphones are used to measure the output of each drive unit, react to ambient noise from the outside world, and provide exceptional voice clarity with enhanced noise reduction.
The Px8 McLaren Edition uses the Bowers & Wilkins Music App for setup and usage. It is supposed to simplify connecting the Px8 to mobile devices, as well as supporting sound enhancements via adjustable EQ and allowing owners to configure their preferred noise-canceling mode. It can also monitor the battery charge level. Talking about the battery, the headphones should last for 30 hours between charges.
The Bowers & Wilkins Px8 McLaren Edition is now available for purchase for $799.