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Bowers & Wilkins And McLaren Automotive Launch Px8 McLaren Edition Headphone

The Px8 McLaren Edition is built on the reference-standard sound quality of the new Px8, while the design honors the partnership with the luxury automaker

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Bowers & Wilkins has launched a McLaren Edition of its newest flagship wireless headphone, the Px8, with luxury British supercar maker McLaren Automotive. The Px8 McLaren Edition is built on the reference-standard sound quality of the new Px8, while the premium design honors the partnership with the luxury supercar maker, which has generated ground-breaking innovations for in-car audio.

The Px8 McLaren Edition features a Galvanic grey finish and Papaya orange highlights, the latter inspired by the famous Papaya orange which originated on founder Bruce McLaren’s early racing cars.

The heart of the McLaren Edition Px8 is a stellar performance with outstanding detail, resolution, and spaciousness thanks to all-new bespoke 40mm Carbon Cone drive units, inspired by technology used in Bowers & Wilkins reference-quality loudspeakers. The Carbon Cone drive units in the Px8 McLaren Edition are carefully angled inside each earcup to ensure a consistent distance relative to the listener’s ears from every point across the surface of each driver, to produce a more immersive and highly accurate soundstage.

The Px8 uses Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive wireless technology to ensure the best possible sound quality from compatible phones, tablets, and computers. USB-C and 3.5mm analog cable connections are also supported with both cable types included in the specially matching carry case that accompanies the product.

Whether using wireless or wired connections, the Px8 combines its ultra-high-performance drive unit configuration with powerful Bowers & Wilkins-developed Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to deliver 24-bit high-resolution sound quality from leading streaming services.

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The Px8 uses proprietary Bowers & Wilkins-optimized noise cancellation technology to effectively shut out unwanted noise — without harming musicality in the process. Six high-performance microphones work together to deliver the best results: two measure the output of each drive unit, two react to ambient noise from the outside world, and two provide voice clarity with enhanced noise suppression.

The Px8 McLaren Edition will use the same recently upgraded Bowers & Wilkins Music App for set-up and use. The Music App allows Px8 users to stream their chosen music directly from their mobile device to their headphones, with Deezer, Qobuz, and TIDAL all supported.

The new Px8 McLaren Edition is available from the Bowers & Wilkins website, and select retailers from December priced at $799.

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