Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
1More AeroSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bowers & Wilkins PI7||1More Aero|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||10mm|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||21hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✗|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX5, the 1More Aero's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
Compared to the 1More Aero, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a rating of IP54 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, 1More Aero has a higher liquid rating than Bowers & Wilkins PI7
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a weight of 50g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, 1More Aero are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the two earbuds .
1More Aero are resistant to sweat
1More Aero have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and 1More Aero have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
1More Aero have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The 1More Aero and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
1More Aero sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7, and 1More Aero have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
1More Aero driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of 1More Aero by 0.8mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The 1More Aero's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can produce a juicier bass than the 1More Aero
The 1More Aero's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
1More Aero's battery life is 7 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is less than that of 1More Aero by 2.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and 1More Aero's case has a charge of 21 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of 1More Aero by 3 hours
It takes 3 hours to fully charge the Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
1More Aero have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
1More Aero use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The 1More Aero have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of 1More Aero . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
1More Aero have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the 1More Aero
1More Aero support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the 1More Aero will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
1More Aero have 6 microphones.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, equal to that of the 1More Aero . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
1More Aero use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
1More Aero support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, 1More Aero have a find earbuds feature.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
1More Aero support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The 1More Aero have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Bowers & Wilkins PI7, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
1More Aero have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
1More Aero come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.