Seven years after the launch of its first pair of headphones – the mesmeric P5 – comes Bowers’ first foray into noise-cancelling cans. The PX has some impressive specs, with wireless aptX-HD, twin 40mm drivers with digital up-sampling and a long-haul-friendly 22 hours of battery life, but it’s the combination of intuitive controls and sound isolation that truly set them apart: there are three noise-cancellation modes (office, city and flight) that can be toggled using a free PX app, while the usual headphone controls are activated using a series of tiny gesture-controlled sensors: don the headphones to switch them on, lift an ear-cup to talk, or hang them around your neck to pause the music. It’s really that simple. There are two colour-ways to choose from: navy and soft gold or, Brogue’s favourite, a tonal space grey.

£329, bowers-wilkins.co.uk