Bowers & Wilkins’ first pair of true wireless earbuds has been a long time in the making, so we’re looking forward to hearing exactly what the B&W PI7 can do. They’re the firm’s flagship offering in a two-model debut range and are ambitiously priced, well above the level of obvious rivals from the likes of Sony, Sennheiser and Bose. The pressure is on Bowers to justify the hefty £350 ($399, AU$599) price tag.

At this sort of price for a pair of true wireless earbuds, we’d expect sonic prowess, effective noise-cancelling, high levels of comfort and battery life, a fully fledged app, portability and possibly even a few extras thrown in for good measure. So, has the British brand succeeded at the first time of asking?

Build and comfort

Bowers & Wilkins PI7 build

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Considering the size of the buds, B&W has done well to make the PI7’s charging case small enough to fit in your pocket. With the slender case shut, you might imagine it contains an AirPods-type ‘toothbrush head’ design, but the elliptical buds are nicely nestled inside.

B&W PI7 tech specs

Bowers & Wilkins PI7

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Finishes x2

Battery life 20 hours (4 hours, plus four charges from the case)

Bluetooth version 5.0 with aptX HD

Noise-cancelling Yes

Weight 8g (each)

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