Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee 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.
IP ratings is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP57, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes 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 of liquids that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In comparison to the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a rating of IP54 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a lower liquid rating than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a weight of 12g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g are heavier than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by of 38g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX are resistant to sweat
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers, what this means is that Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's 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 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, making both Bowers & Wilkins PI7, and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX similar in how loud their sound can get , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates 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 implies that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 make sound with a juicier bass than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 3.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's case is said to have a full charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 2 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 1.5 hours
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery capacity is 70mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX will work fine with your iPad. 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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX 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).
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have 6 microphones.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a find earbuds feature.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX 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 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have a control panel on them.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a warranty period of 3 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.