P9 Signature, our largest over-ear headphone, exemplifies all of the acoustic and design innovation skills we have amassed in our 50 year journey. P9 Signature raises the bar for performance from a mobile headphone.
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P9 Signature is conceived by our engineering team in the Steyning Research Establishment in West Sussex, England. Founded by John Bowers, SRE is the heart of Bowers & Wilkins and the mind and soul that creates the products people love.
P9 Signature's elegant earcups contain sophisticated acoustic cabinets perfected using Finite Element Analysis. Using composites and aluminium this optimised acoustic environment enables the drive unit to do its job of rendering your music with total precision.
P9 Signature's headband cleverly decouples each earcup. This stops unwanted vibration transmitting between each earcup and the headband. This removal of distortion is one of the reasons P9 Signature is so clear and open sounding.
Our engineers developed an advanced new drive unit for P9 Signature with a clever suspension system that enables it to provide precision at high frequencies and compliance for great bass.
We've angled the drivers in the P9 Signature to provide a more natural experience. You will hear stereo more like it sounds in real life: aligned in front of you rather than to the side.
P9 Signature's headband and ear cups are crafted from the finest Italian Saffiano leather by Scabrenta. It uses a 'stamping' technique that gives the leather a distinctive cross-hatch finish.
Alcantara carry case
P9 Signature's luxury case is the perfect partner for our flagship headphone. Dressed in Alcantara®, the 100% Made in Italy high tech luxury material, it will protect your investment and reflect its beauty.
"Bowers & Wilkins set high expectations for itself with the P9 Signature, giving them the designation and price of an uber-flagship. "
"To sum up the P9 Signature sound quality, the best word is clarity. The careful craftsmanship and engineering Bowers & Wilkins has put into these headphones comes together to form an exceptional listening experience."
“P9 Signature take on board everything the company has learnt about headphones in the past seven years, since the launch of the first B&W P5s, with every part of the P9’s custom made and built from scratch...Give them time to stretch their legs, and the wait is worth it. They’re head and shoulders above what B&W has produced from its headphone range to date. And that’s from a range we’ve given five stars to across the board.”
“The B&W P9 Signatures are simply some of the best-sounding headphones we’ve ever used. They have a tight, refined sound that offers an almost unmatched level of detail.”
Posted on 03 Dec 2016
I have put approx. 50 hours listening in and the frequency range is astonishing. Bass well-defined and deep. Treble sweet and midrange clear. Comfortable to wear but do grow warm after a few hours but not unduly so. A good match to my Cyrus gear. Outstanding.
Posted on 01 Dec 2016
Upon arrival I ripped open the packaging and swiftly placed them in my bag ready for my flight. Placing on my head as the flight prepared for take off I immediately realised, before even plugging in, that which I had purchased was very special indeed with the leather on the earpads screaming QUALITY. One thing that became immediately apparent is that the ambient noise reduced a lot once headphones were on which allowed me a great sense of comfort having not bought alternative headphones with active noise cancellation. Upon testing the output using both the airplane music system and that from my Iphone I was incredibly impressed with the quality and the angled driver units made a real difference! The mechanism to make adjust the size of the headphones was also very impressive in both the way its designed and fitting however I do not have a large head and wondered whether the sizing would cater for those who do. All in all I am very glad I have bought these headphones especially since I live in a flat within which I could not have B&W speakers as would disturb the neighbours. The release of these headphones allows me to hear great quality sound within being evicted so I am sold and very glad that I purchased them. I also use these for video editing and must admit the quality of my editing has increased with the receipt of these headphones.
Posted on 30 Nov 2016
Superb sound, fantastic construction.
Posted on 11 Nov 2016
After 50 hours of running in these sound detailed, effortless, revealing and beautifully balanced.
Posted on 07 Nov 2016
Sound is very good and seems to be getting better. What I don't know is whether/to what extent the performance will improve if I replace my Astell & Kern Jr with, for example, the AK380, i.e. is the latter player 'too good' for the/any headphones?
Posted on 07 Nov 2016
The P9 Signature are exceptional and I'm very pleased with them. They are a joy to use and extremely comfortable. I have used them for long listening session without fatigue or indeed being conscious of their physical presence. The sound is immaculate across the whole range.
Posted on 05 Nov 2016
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