Bowers & Wilkins announced the second generation fully wireless headphones for its Pi7 and Pi5 debut models. The main focus of the new versions was to increase battery life and improve Bluetooth connectivity.
The new Pi7 S2 headphones and Pi5 S2 headphones can play music for 5 hours continuously, which is one hour more than with previous models. Fast charging allows you to recharge your battery in just 15 minutes, which is enough for two hours of continuous music playback. With charging cases, the Pi7 S2 can last 16 hours. While the Pi5 S2 can last 19 hours. Both models support wireless charging.
Both headphones are powered by 9.2mm balanced dynamic drivers paired to Bowers & Wilkins proprietary digital signal processing technology. Both the Pi5 S2 and the Pi7 S2 support the aptX codec. The Pi7 S2 supports aptX Adaptive, which supports 24-bit/48kHz streaming audio. Both models have the ability to reduce noise, but the Pi7 S2 comes with an additional microphone that can be used to adjust the noise reduction depending on the environment.
According to the manufacturer, the new headphones can connect to Bluetooth at up 25 meters. The Pi7 S2 also allows you to connect the case to a computer, or any other audio source via wireless audio transmission.
The new Pi7 S2 & Pi5 S2 are available now for $399 & $299, respectively. The older version is available as a black, white, and dark blue version, while the younger version will be available in light grey, dark gray and purple (will be available in the spring).