It’s the sixtieth anniversary of James Bond’s cinematic debut in 1962’s Dr. No, and to commemorate the occasion, British audio big Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) has launched a particular 007-themed version of its flagship Px8 noise-canceling wi-fi headphones. The Px8 007 Version could be preordered for $802 solely on the 007 Retailer web site and can start delivery by late October. After October 26, you’ll be capable to purchase these cans from a choose group of different retailers.
The Px8 007 Version price simply over $100 greater than the already expensive $699 commonplace Px8, so that you might be questioning what you get for that further funding. Sadly, you received’t discover any intelligent Q-created spy gadget options like exploding earcups, or the flexibility to emit a deafening high-pitched squeal. As an alternative, the 007 Version come wearing a trendy and distinctive Midnight Blue colour — an homage to the tuxedo that Sean Connery wore in 1962 when he introduced the world’s most well-known spy to life.
The cans even have three different distinctive hallmarks: a 007 emblem is printed on the highest fringe of the suitable earcup, the enduring gun-barrel graphic from the opening sequence of each Bond movie has been silkscreened on the within of the ear cushions, and the ability button has been given a delicate crimson colour remedy.
However aside from these purely beauty modifications, and a presumably restricted variety of obtainable models (B&W hasn’t mentioned what number of shall be made), there aren’t any variations between the James Bond model and the common Px8.
Each fashions function a customized set of 40-millimeter “ultra-high-resolution” carbon cone drivers which are angled inside every earcup, a design that the corporate says will produce decrease distortion and higher decision. On the supplies entrance, the cans have been constructed with die-cast aluminum and Nappa leather-based trim for the ear cushions and headband. plus you get a selection of black or tan finishes.
Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive Bluetooth codec mixed with B&W’s digital sign processing (DSP) is alleged to ship 24-bit audio with “excellent high quality.” They provide energetic noise cancellation expertise, with 4 mics devoted to blocking undesirable sounds, and battery life is rated at 30 hours, with a fast-charge time of quarter-hour for an extra seven hours of enjoying time.
It’s a hefty worth to pay for a set of wi-fi headphones, however if in case you have the means, and there’s a 007 fan in your life, these would possibly simply make the right present.