The Name’s Wilkins, Bowers & Wilkins - Px8 007 Edition

Posted on 20th October, 2022
The Name’s Wilkins, Bowers & Wilkins - Px8 007 Edition

Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007 Edition noise-cancelling headphones for when the world is not enough.

Bowers & Wilkins has teamed up with the most famous of British spies to create a special edition of its Px8 headphones in a hue similar to James Bond's debut dinner jacket.

Dr No - Sean Connery as James Bond 007

DR. NO © 1962 Danjaq, LLC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007 Edition might not feature concealed weapons, trackers or convert into a gyrocopter; however, there are screen prints of the iconic 'gun barrel' logo hidden inside the ear cups - for your ears only.

B&W Px8 007

It's hard to believe that it's sixty years since the now immortal Monty Norman signature theme, masterly arranged by John Barry, first struck up for cinema-goers introducing them to James Bond 007, licensed to kill. In light of Bond's anniversary, esteemed British speaker maker Bowers & Wilkins has released a bespoke version of its Px8 wireless headphones.

We're currently putting the 'civilian' Px8 noise-cancellers through their paces. We have already been impressed by its quality materials and build quality - whether or not its sound quality matches that, you will have to wait for the review! Let's just say that their 40mm Carbon Cone drive units loved rocking the Live And Let Die theme by Paul McCartney and Wings.

B&W Px8 007

Although not stitched in Saville Row, the Px8 007 Edition features Midnight Blue Nappa leather inspired by the dinner jacket worn by Bond on his debut appearance in 1962's Dr No. You also get a laser-etched '007' logo on the top of the earcup and a sporty red power slider.

B&W Px8 007

Of course, this isn't the first time Bowers & Wilkins has crossed paths with Bond. Claiming a “40-year relationship with Abbey Road Studios”, the brand's flagship 800 Series loudspeakers have been used to monitor the recording of many a Bond score, including Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015), and, more recently, Bond 25, an album featuring all 25 iconic Bond themes with brand new arrangements recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Abbey Road Studio One.

B&W Px8 007

Giles Pocock, Bower's Vice President of Brand Marketing, told StereoNET:

We are immensely proud of our long-standing relationship with the James Bond franchise. Together, we will continue to celebrate the instrumental role that music plays in this global cultural phenomenon.

The Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007 Edition are available now for $799 USD from Bowers & Wilkins and at 007Store.com.

Visit Bowers & Wilkins for more information

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