The British audio brand’s carbon fiber noise-canceling headphones have become my favorite quarantine companion.
I remember my first quality pair of headphones. Between semesters at music school, I scored a lightly-used pair of Bowers & Wilkins P5s for $150 on Craigslist.
The P5 were the acclaimed British hi-fi brand’s first headphones, and I worked them to the bone. I wore through the leather on the magnetic earpads while discovering my love of ’90s hip-hop, idolized the trumpet lines of Booker Little, and repeated the same songs over and over (and over) until I could play them just how my teachers wanted.
Years later, the PX7, the company’s
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