Bowers & Wilkins has just launched its new wireless flagship headphones Px8, models that are expected to top the Px7 S2 that we tested a short time ago by a good margin, and which joins the battle for the top position in competition with French Focal Bathys and Mark Levinson № 5909. And what could be more convenient than that the same headphones get to help mark the 60th anniversary of the first James Bond film in the form of a Special Edition?
Bond, James Bond…
Most world-famous film releases have their own uniquely identifiable, memorable music - but few films have had more iconic music than that which has accompanied James Bond films. Monty Norman's signature theme through each of the iconic title songs, music has been inextricably linked to 007.
London's world-famous Abbey Road Studios has more than played its part in that story, and the themes for Skyfall (2012) and Specter (2015) were recorded at Abbey Road Studios using what were then the latest top-of-the-range Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers as renderers.
It's no surprise that Abbey Road Studios has played a central role in defining the sound of cinema today – one of the world's most famous recording studios and notably one of the very few with studio space large enough to house a full-sized orchestra.
Celebrating 60 years of Bond music
B&W believes that all of this makes it all the more appropriate that Abbey Road Studios was the venue to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the cinematic release of the very first Bond film, Dr. No (1962). This was a new and very special recording event that brought together the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Abbey Road Studios engineer Simon Rhodes and, of course, Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers. This new and uniquely evocative recording features all 25 iconic themes from Bond history, with brand new arrangements and all recorded in the highest possible quality. It is a unique, special recording.
Uniting two icons of British style and performance
Bowers & Wilkins has a lasting relationship with Bond's music. It is this deep-rooted connection that perfectly confirms B&W's status as a partner in the James Bond film franchise, and together they celebrate the integral contribution that all the iconic themes have made to the global cultural phenomenon that is 007.
B&W believes that music that is so memorable deserves an opportunity to be heard again, ideally with sound quality that faithfully conveys the sound of the original performance. Ot that the solution if you don't have access to Abbey Road Studios is to wear them in the new wireless Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007 Edition headphones.
According to the manufacturer, these headphones unite two icons of British style and performance, and have been specially created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. All Px8 007 Edition headphones have a midnight blue leather finish, celebrating the dinner jacket worn by James Bond himself in his first screen appearance in Dr. No. As elegant and timeless as the world-famous spy himself, these special edition headphones deliver all the high-performance wireless sound synonymous with Bowers & Wilkins combined with all the style of 007, says Bowers & Wilkins.
Price for Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007-edition is NOK 8,298
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