Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee 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||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II||Bowers & Wilkins PI7|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.3mm||9.2mm|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||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||8only||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 means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, 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
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a weight of 12.5g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g are heavier than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II with a difference of 37.5g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are resistant to sweat
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have stereo speakers, what this means is that Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7, and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a unit size of 9.3mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce 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, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 0.1mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 produce a juicier bass than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component produces high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 1.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's case is said to have a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables 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, equal to that of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 1 hours
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies 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, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II use 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 comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support AAC, a codec 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II will work well with your iPhone. 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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 reducing interference 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).
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have 8 microphones.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while 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 what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support the find earbuds feature.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
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 can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a mute function, they have the feature 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have a control panel on them.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through 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 you need to recharge the device.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.