P3 headphones launched at Abbey Road Studios

Watch the video of our P3 launch at Abbey Road Studios featuring a live recording session from Portico Quartet.

Thursday May 3rd saw the launch of Bowers & Wilkins P3 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones. To celebrate the launch Bowers & Wilkins hosted an exclusive press event at London’s Abbey Road Studios.

 In the venue’s legendary Studio 2, guests mingled among the pianos used by The Beatles and a selection of Bowers & Wilkins speakers, including a white version of the iconic Nautilus.

Because of the venue in which we made the announcement, we decided that it would make for a more memorable event to create a record of the evening. An exclusive, high-quality recording by the Mercury Award nominated Portico Quartet was the way to go.

So after the official unveiling of the new P3, each member of the audience was handed a pair of the headphones together with a radio receiver. Then the east London-based electronic outfit played Lacker Boo and Rubidium from their latest album. But instead of listening through a PA system, the audience had the unusual experience of hearing the live mix being produced by the engineer in the control room. At the end of the evening, attendees were given a copy of the recording of which they formed the audience.

Find out more about the P3 headphones.

Portico Quartet’s eponymous third album will be available to Society of Sound members on the 11th May as a stunning studio-quality download.

 

 

2 Comments

  • Nikolaj says:

    Looking forward to the P3′s – but WHY are the musicians not wearing them.

  • frank says:

    Excellent headphones, just got them this week. Highly recommend them to all music lovers.

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