We know they are good, now we know they are fast as well. The new limited edition Px8 McLaren edition. Nothing has changed but a scorching hot new design. Earlier in 2022 the OO7 edition of the Px8 came out and now you have to choose between Bond and McLaren. Tough choice!

Px8 McLaren Edition

Px8 McLaren edition is a unique Limited-edition issue of the exclusive Px8 headphones from Bowers & Wilkins. Since 2015 B&W has had a close collaboration with the legendary British manufacturer of supercars. The aim of the collaboration is to create unmatched sound systems for McLarens uncompromising supercars. The Px8 McLaren Edition is a tribute to this collaboration. And just like in the cars, only stylish and high performance solutions are used when it comes to design and technology.

Make no mistake, these are some really expensive headphones at $799, however, the sound quality and the exclusive feeling really makes up for the price. If you are looking for headphones in this price range, this is about as good as it gets.

Bowers & Wilkins Px8 McLaren headphones

Px8 McLaren Edition pros and cons

Pros

  • Unique McLaren edition
  • Beautiful design
  • Amazing hifi sound with noise cancellation (ANC)
  • 30 hours battery time with Bluetooth and ANC activated
  • Dedicated B&W music app
  • aptX™ Adaptive wireless technology and powerful Digital Signal Processing
  • Angled Carbon ConesCast aluminium arms and Nappa leather trim
  • Easy to activate voice assist on the phone
  • High quality calls with 6 microphones

Cons

  • Need battery power to play
  • Not entirely foldable
  • No SideTone
  • Not designed for sports and training
  • USB charger is not included
  • There are other lighter alternatives
  • Expensive. $799

Design

Px8 McLaren Edition design

This new edition comes in McLaren grey/orange color scheme. Inspired by the Papaya orange found on founder Bruce McLaren’s early racing cars. With the McLaren logo on the headband in tone-on-tone.

What does the community think?

Overall, the Bowers & Wilkins Px8 are hugely capable performers that justify their price with a combination of build and sound quality that cheaper alternatives just can’t match. Apple’s AirPods Max may have kick-started the market for higher-end wireless noise-cancelling headphones but, to our ears, these B&Ws deliver even more in the way of musical insight and enjoyment.

Whathifi.com

If you’re lucky enough to have experienced a B&W McLaren car audio system first-hand while hopefully zipping down some empty country road, good for you. If not, dropping the $800 for these headphones might be the closest you’ll get.

Digitaltrends.com

These are luxury headphones with a capital ‘L’.. 

Independent.co.uk

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