Audio Technica ATH CKS50TWSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW||Bowers & Wilkins PI7|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ip54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||18hours|
|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|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||8,000hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||100hz||✗|
|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 refer to the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW'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 low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, 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, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a weight of 16g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g are heavier than the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by of 34g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW are resistant to sweat
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have stereo speakers, what this means is that Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7, and Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW driver unit is 9mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the device.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 0.2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this implies that Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW can produce a juicier bass than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's battery life is 20 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 15.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's case is said to have a full charge of 30 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 12 hours
It requires 3 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers 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 Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW will work well with your iPhone. If you intend 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.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support APTX Adaptive as well which means both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio from other devices.
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).
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have 6 microphones.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest mic frequency is 8,000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support the find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a control panel on them.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag 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.