Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods MaxSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 3.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods Max have a weight of 384.8g, these are higher than 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2, at 307g weigh less than the Apple AirPods Max by -77.8g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone cups, while the other end is inserted into a source device. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 are one of those.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 are foldable, which makes them more portable. Foldable headphones are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2's cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to bends in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or completely damaging your headphones.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement, but remember that every cable based on the conducting material used has a certain amount of parasitic resistance, inductance, and capacitance. How much depends on the length and construction. Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 comes with a 1.2meters cable.
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear Apple AirPods Max have a comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This design is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 with this design offer potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
Apple AirPods Max have stereo speakers, what this means is that Apple AirPods Max's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 outside (noise from your surrounding) and adding -1 inside (counter sound within the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Apple AirPods Max allow you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 too have active noise cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each may work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting, mode, or noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Passive Noise Cancellation uses well-designed ear cups to seal out unwanted noise. This is used for both in-ear earphones and over-ear headphones where the headphone itself will keep surrounding noise out.
The Apple AirPods Max sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that also the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 isolates you from ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Apple AirPods Max driver unit is 40mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 driver unit is 40mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound gets , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better sound.
Neodymium magnets when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux. The Apple AirPods Max have this type of magnet.
If your headphones play wirelessly, cancel ambient noise, or enhance your listening experience with active features, their battery life will reduce over time. The device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. Apple AirPods Max's battery life is 20 hours
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2's battery life is 30 hours. Each time you recharge your headphones, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first. But over a few years, you may find that your device, no longer plays for long like it used to.
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods Max's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the headphones for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery
Apple AirPods Max have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your headphones.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your headphones, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use.
Apple AirPods Max's battery can be recharged and used over again.
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 too have a rechargeable battery.
Apple AirPods Max can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 also can be used wirelessly
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Apple AirPods Max has a v5
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 has a Bluetooth version of v5.2. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power on a single cable. The USB-C plug is now part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets, it features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 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).
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 support APTX, a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Apple AirPods Max can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 support fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
Apple AirPods Max have only 9 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 microphones are only 6.
Apple AirPods Max use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone.
Apple AirPods Max support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 support ambient sound mode as well allowing you to hear the ambient sound even while wearing them.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life and improving your listening experience while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 have a mute function, they have an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
There is a control panel on the Apple AirPods Max body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 too have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods Max can be used as a headset.
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 can be used as a headset. since they have a built-in microphone
The period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals. When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Apple AirPods Max have a warranty period of 1 years
Carrying headphones without a case, or putting them in bags without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged. The Apple AirPods Max come with their own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 too have a travel bag or case included.
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Apple AirPods Max have Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.