B&W PI3 Overview
Bowers & Wilkins has made many good-quality over-ear and on-ear headphones, but its in-ear models have yet to make much of an impact. The PI3 could help change that.
The B&W PI3 is a pair of neckband-style in-ear headphones that deliver sound quality and performance that you'd expect from a high-end set. You won't find a better pair at this price, but - like all neckband wireless headphones - they lack the noise cancellation and advanced voice assistant capabilities of more expensive sets, and battery life is below average.
B&W PI3 Features
Besides audio quality, battery life and charging time are the main characteristics to consider when buying a pair of neckband wireless headphones. The PI3's audio quality is outstanding, with bass that's powerful but not overpowering and clarity that's uncompromised across the entire range of frequencies.
I found these headphones a joy to listen to, and their sound reproduction is as precise and accurate as I've come to expect from B&W. I love how the PI3 reproduces the sound of acoustic guitars, and they do a great job of displaying the full range of detail in songs that are recorded with a lot of dynamic range.
It's also impressive how well they reproduce vocals, especially in slow songs like Billie Eilish's Lovely. The strings accompanying her vocals are delicate and natural-sounding, but they're also able to evoke emotion and draw you into the song.
They're also very accurate at delivering soundstages that extend all the way around you, with each earbud's driver generating its sound field. This is a world first for a pair of fully active wireless earbuds, and it's very impressive to hear how well these headphones reproduce the soundstage in all directions.
This is due to a custom-designed hybrid system that comprises a 9.2mm dynamic driver for the lows and a balanced armature for mids and highs. This is more than just a design innovation, it's an engineering marvel that allows these headphones to reproduce a wide and accurate soundstage and give you the best possible audio experience at any volume level.
The earbuds feature a single multicolor LED which illuminates with either a steady or flashing pattern to indicate different operating states, letting you know when the PI3s are in pairing mode, tethered or connected to a power source. It's a very clever feature that can save you some trouble when it comes to finding your headphones when they're out of charge.
It's also worth noting that these earbuds are very comfortable to wear, with soft, coated silicone and rubber used throughout. They don't sit in the ears but clip together by magnets, and a storage pouch is included to keep them safe when not in use.
Shipping Related Questions
It depends on where you are and what you are ordering. All types of speakers will take minimum 4-5 business days as per the delivery location. Products that are not magnetic can be delivered faster if customer agrees to bear air-freight cost.
At AV Kart, we work with reliable logistic partners to handle the deliveries of your expensive Hi-Fi products. 99% of all our deliveries happen smoothly across PAN India. However, at the times of unfortunate events when the delivered item has incurred any sort of damage, AV Kart gaurantees immediate replacement for the same without any questions asked.
Please note that if the transit damage is limited to the packaging e.g. tampered boxes or broken thermocols then the product is not eligible for replacement until and unless there's any technical issue with it internally.
Product Related Questions
At AV Kart, we have a very limited inventory of Hi-Fi brands and that's becayse we have authorised dealerships for all the brands and products you see on our website. Every product is sourced from their respective official Indian distributors. Hence, whatever products you are going to order from us will be certainly 100% original. We always urge our customers to request proof of dealership from any online sellers before buying anything online to ensure that you get the due warranties and service support.
Return and replacement both the options are not available in standard scenarios. However, If only the product you have received is faulty and the replacement is taking more than 3-4 weeks, we will accept the return and refund 100% amount. If the waiting period for replacement is within 4 weeks then we will try to supply our customers a standby product until the original one gets replaced.
Why Choose AV Kart?
There are many online stores nowadays who are selling Hi-Fi equipment. Some of them even displays lucrative disounts but here's how AV Kart is different from them -
- Authorization - We are authorised dealers of each and every brand listed on our store. You will get proper service support and warranty on all the purchased products. You can always ask us for proof of dealerships for all of the listed brands.
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