Bowers & Wilkins, two years after the announcement of the Pi5 and Pi7 TWS headphones, announced their new versions.
What is known
Headphones came out with the prefix S2 in the title. The B&W Pi7 S2 offers 24-bit/48kHz audio streaming with support for the aptX Adaptive codec and boasts adaptive ANC. B&W Pi5 S2 supports the regular aptX codec and standard ANC. Both models are equipped with 9.2mm dynamic drivers, enhanced Bluetooth with a range of up to 25 meters and an autonomy of up to five hours. The B&W Pi5 S2 Charging Case will extend battery life up to 21 hours, and the B&W Pi7 S2 up to 24 hours.
Both cases support wireless charging, although the Pi7 S2 has the added benefit of Wireless Audio Retransmission. It allows you to connect the case via a cable to an external sound source. For example, to the on-board entertainment system of an aircraft, and then transmit the sound to the headphones wirelessly.
Price and when to expect
B&W Pi5 S2 and B&W Pi7 S2 have already started selling on the official website of the manufacturer. The first model costs $299/€299/£249, while the second costs $399/€399/£349.