After three years of being on the market in their current form, the award-winning and critically acclaimed P7 from Bowers & Wilkins has had a major function upgrade – wireless capability.
We’ve been anticipating the arrival of Nighthawk since we first heard of the project, and now the luxurious pair of headphones are on my head, I couldn’t help but tap up this review.
The level of meticulous care and attention that AudioQuest have put into the construction of the Nighthawk is immediately evident. A classy leather hard-case zips open to reveal the headphones nestled gently within a shock-absorbing foam. Also in the box are two cables (Nighthawk, why two cables?), a 1/4” jack adapter and a 1 month free subscription to high-quality music streaming service; Tidal.
Having read such wonderful things on Naim’s latest release; the prolific and glorious looking Mu-So, I was ecstatic to be able to sit down and get to know the unit for myself.
Bowers & Wilkins saw massive success with their AirPlay compatible loudspeakers; the Zeppelin Air, Z2, A5 and A7, arguably setting a still unbeaten standard within the new media hifi market. While the aesthetic design prowess has always been exceptional with these units, the overall sound quality has always been at the forefront of the Bowers & Wilkins product engineering process.
We recently took delivery of the Speaker 2 Go from Loewe, so I decided to have a sit down and take note of my thoughts on the product, which makes use of high-quality Bluetooth, a 3.5mm jack lead connect (with lead included), and a USB port for charging your phone/USB device. It’s small in stature… But huge in sound.
I’ve always been skeptic to the belief that cables make a huge difference to a system and its performance.
Review by Stephen Goode of Hifi Gear
Since my time with Hifi Gear, I have reviewed a number of high quality Sennheiser products (including the luxurious and sophisticated Momentum model, and the space-age and intricately designed HD700‘s). I recently decided to ‘cut the cord’ with conventional headphone set-ups, and experience a wireless quality headset. The Sennheiser RS 220. Continue reading
Design & Construction
As you’d expect from Arcam, the rBlink DAC is a very well-built little unit, with a small, discrete design, comprising a solid aluminium case with a rubberised bottom panel. Having the outputs one end (a coaxial and stereo RCA) and the power, aerial & Bluetooth sync button the other makes it easy to slip into most systems without getting in the way, unless you are syncing multiple devices to it on a regular basis. Continue reading