Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro||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||10.6mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||92dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||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||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 refer to the rank 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 say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IP54, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7's rating for solids indicates 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 can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Bowers & Wilkins PI7, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a weight of 50g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, at 12g weigh less than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 with a difference -38g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro are resistant to sweat
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro driver unit is 10.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 1.4mm , a common assumption 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 produce a juicier bass than the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's measurement is 92dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is 4.5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is more than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 3.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Bowers & Wilkins PI7'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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 6 hours
It requires 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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 1 hours
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Bowers & Wilkins PI7 will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
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).
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have 6 microphones.
While the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful 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 still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support the find earbuds feature.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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 30 minutes.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also support this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Bowers & Wilkins PI7, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a control panel on them.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a warranty period of 1 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 Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.