P9 Signature, our largest over-ear headphone, exemplifies all of the acoustic and design innovation skills we have amassed in our 50 year journey. P9 Signature raises the bar for performance from a mobile headphone.
"Impeccable build quality, slick engineering, and high-quality sound, the P9 is a true luxury experience.” iLounge
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P9 Signature is conceived by our engineering team in the Steyning Research Establishment in West Sussex, England. Founded by John Bowers, SRE is the heart of Bowers & Wilkins and the mind and soul that creates the products people love.
P9 Signature's elegant earcups contain sophisticated acoustic cabinets perfected using Finite Element Analysis. Using composites and aluminium this optimised acoustic environment enables the drive unit to do its job of rendering your music with total precision.
P9 Signature's headband cleverly decouples each earcup. This stops unwanted vibration transmitting between each earcup and the headband. This removal of distortion is one of the reasons P9 Signature is so clear and open sounding.
Our engineers developed an advanced new drive unit for P9 Signature with a clever suspension system that enables it to provide precision at high frequencies and compliance for great bass.
We've angled the drivers in the P9 Signature to provide a more natural experience. You will hear stereo more like it sounds in real life: aligned in front of you rather than to the side.
P9 Signature's headband and ear cups are crafted from the finest Italian Saffiano leather by Scabrenta. It uses a 'stamping' technique that gives the leather a distinctive cross-hatch finish.
Alcantara carry case
P9 Signature's luxury case is the perfect partner for our flagship headphone. Dressed in Alcantara®, the 100% Made in Italy high tech luxury material, it will protect your investment and reflect its beauty.
Thurston talks about his career in music, the first time he picked up a guitar and the emotional importance of great quality sound.
P9 Signature was created to reflect 50 years of acoustic innovation. It has striking depth and clarity and looks gorgeous too.
Free Apple lightning cable available mid-2017.
“Impeccable build quality, slick engineering, and high-quality sound, the P9 is a true luxury experience.” iLounge
"Bowers & Wilkins’ latest headphone model isn’t just the company’s own best to date; it deserves to be compared against other truly high-end headphones from the best manufacturers, even models priced much higher. "It’s a total package that well deserves the Signature name."
"I unhesitatingly recommend the B&W P9 headphones. The P9, together with the DragonFly Red DAC/headphone amp, are a true dynamic duo and an unbeatable combination."
“B&W's exquisite P9 Signature Headphones are the largest, most luxurious, best-sounding headphones the British company has ever put within the reach of moderately well-to-do mortals.”
“These are the best pair of wired headphones that I’ve reviewed in 2016. Beautifully made, they’ve been designed for many years of audio fun.”
“B&W calls the P9 their “Signature” headphone, and we believe it. With impeccable build quality, slick engineering, and high-quality sound, the P9 is a true luxury experience.”
“Wonderful, balanced, and accurate audio performance with rich bass depth and detailed, clear highs. Exceptionally comfortable, secure-fitting design. Comes with three detachable cable options and a luxurious carrying case.”
Performs as expected. Looking for a great sounding headphone with low impedance/great for portable use/don't really need the extra amp? This is it.
Posted on 23 Apr 2017
Comfortable to wear and sound is great!
Posted on 20 Apr 2017
I love, love, love these headphones. My father was an audio engineer (www.malcolmchisholm.com), I went to school to study audio post-production and I've owned several high-quality headphones in my life. But I can state that the P9 Signature are the first reference-quality headphones that I've heard, much less owned. I am deeply appreciative of the quality, in every way, and attention to detail has opened my ears to music that I thought I knew well, but did not. Bravo to the entire design and engineering team.
Posted on 03 Mar 2017
P9 clamp too tight and hard. Hurts.
Posted on 03 Jan 2017
Posted on 27 Dec 2016
Well, the sound is excellent for most of the music. But it can be kind of uncomfortable after using it for an hour.
Posted on 16 Nov 2016
I had to return the headphones do to a factory defect. They handled the exchange very well
Posted on 11 Nov 2016
Posted on 10 Nov 2016
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