Is bluetooth audio really worse than wired?

Is Bluetooth audio really worse than wired?

Sound Lab

Is it time to rid ourselves of the 21st century myth of inadequate Bluetooth audio? On the 7th of September 2016, technology giant Apple® announced the iPhone 7, and along…

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Album review: Modern Studies – Welcome Strangers (Fire Records)

Music

Pastoral tunes You have to look away from the big cities to find new music in Britain today, it’s the only way for artists to escape from the pressure to…

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Solo: A Star Wars Story soundtrack

Soundtrack review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

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John Powell and John Williams inject youthful orchestral energy into the intergalactic spaghetti western heist that is Solo: A Star Wars Story. There’s no denying the important legacy of Star…

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Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids

Album review: Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids – An Angel Fell (Strut)

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A large scale recording with lots of rich tone and atmosphere Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids are something of a new old stock band, originally formed in 1972 they released…

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e.s.t. Live in London (ACT)

Album review: e.s.t. Live in London (ACT)

Music

Inspirational jazz Esbjörn Svensson died in a scuba diving accident on June 14th, 2008, ten years on the ACT label that released all but the earliest of the e.s.t. (Esbjörn…

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10 years of Society of Sound

10 years of Society of Sound playlist

Music

Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound has been a home for outstanding music for 10 years. The pursuit of true sound is a science, but it’s also about people and…

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PX Sound

PX Sound Series: Texture

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PX are the best-sounding wireless headphones we’ve ever made, and we’re exploring their sonic properties through a variety of great songs. Now we show how PX brings to life the…

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best-sounding electronic albums

11 of the best-sounding electronic albums

Music

What are the best-sounding electronic albums for your speakers or headphones? We’ve selected eleven that we think make the cut thanks to their musical creativity, innovative production and audiophile sound.…

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Nik Bärtsch Ronin – Awase (ECM)

Album review: Nik Baartsch Ronin – Awase (ECM)

Music

He’s into his Japanese martial arts is Nik, his band is named after a samurai without a master and the title of this album means ‘competitive’ in the land of…

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Our top 10 morning albums

Our top 10 morning albums

Music

Including artists such as Beck, Abba and Fleetwood Mac, we present our top 10 morning albums. The perfect complement to your morning routine – whatever it may be – we…

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Callum Ilott

Bowers & Wilkins is supporting F1’s next big thing: Callum Ilott

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Bowers & Wilkins has partnered with Callum Ilott, the up-and-coming British racer embarking on a passion-driven journey to Formula One™ success. Described as ‘big talent’ by ex-F1 driver Jos Verstappen,…

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Jon Hopkins - Singularity review

Album Review: Jon Hopkins – Singularity (Domino)

Music

Scaling the highs and lows of human emotion You’d not guess from this album that Jon Hopkins trained to be a classical pianist and had the opportunity to follow a…

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Ten tracks to test P9 Signature

Music

P9 Signature is no ordinary pair of headphones. Launched to celebrate Bowers & Wilkins’ 50th anniversary, these luxurious headphones are capable of delivering resolution and detail like no other headphones…

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Introducing Southwater Research & Engineering (SRE)

Music

Bowers & Wilkins is excited to announce our new research, design and engineering center in Southwater, England, called Southwater Research & Engineering (SRE). Southwater Research & Engineering represents a significant…

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Album review: Michael Kiwanuka – Out Loud! (Polydor)

Music

A fabulous live recording of some incredible performances. Michael Kiwanuka is one of those artists who begs the question, how do you get this good by the age of 30?…

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What is USB-C?

Sound Lab

From new possibilities to the way we interact with our devices, we explore USB-C, the cable that’s causing change in the technology industry. Take a moment. Cast your mind back…

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Album Review: Rival Consoles – Persona (Erased Tapes)

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Progressive, ambient, and an album that works on so many levels. Rival Consoles is Ryan Lee West, and this is our review of his new album ‘Persona’. Although it starts…

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Audiophile jazz recordings you need to hear

8 audiophile jazz recordings worth hearing

Music

To celebrate International Jazz Day, we’ve selected 8 of our favourite audiophile jazz recordings we guarantee sound great on a good pair of speakers or headphones. Jazz has changed considerably…

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Low Island 2018

Society of Sound: Low Island production notes

Sound Lab

When we formed Low Island, our main idea was to bring together indie songwriting and electronic dance music. We all grew up playing in bands and listening to guitar-based indie…

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Nordub

Sly & Robbie Meet Nils Petter Molvaer – Nordub (Okeh)

Music

Scandinavia is not the first place that comes to mind when looking for the power of dub so when Norwegian trumpet player Nils Petter Molvaer wanted to make a dub…

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Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day 2018: 7 great records you can only hear on vinyl

Music

In celebration of Record Store Day 2018, we pick our favourite records, which can only be experienced through arguably the greatest musical format in the world: vinyl. The way we…

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