On the other hand, B&W’s noise cancellation is the most useful for casual commuting or being at the office, and this is the one you should consider if you are looking for a slightly more musical sound with good bass.
Bowers & Wilkins is an iconic high-end speaker manufacturer from England that makes the 800 Series Diamond speakers used in Abbey Road Studios, and they utilized the same engineers for the B&W PX7 S2.
If you leave all of the settings neutral across the headphones, we think the B&Ws are just a touch closer to matching the original source material and depth of bass, and we think this is what sets these two apart.
The noise-cancellation tech performed very well in an office environment where we needed to block out a lot of mid-range chattering voices in the environment. The earcups also did a fantastic job isolating the sound and locking in the music, so our co-workers didn't have to know what music we were playing.
If you listen to a lot of Classical, Jazz, Rock, or any genre with a lot of natural organic instruments, then leave this one on your work desk, and be in the moment with your work and your music. The S2 is one is the best noise-canceling headphone for more critical listening.