Beats Fit ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Beats Fit 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||9.5mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||101.3dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||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 rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance 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.
In comparison to the Bowers & Wilkins PI7, Beats Fit 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
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a weight of 50g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Beats Fit Pro, at 11.2g are lighter than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 with a difference -38.8g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Beats Fit Pro also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
The Beats Fit Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Beats Fit 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.
The Beats Fit Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Beats Fit Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for flights and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 sit tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both Beats Fit Pro, and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
Beats Fit Pro driver unit is 9.5mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 0.3mm , many people have a misconception 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 indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Beats Fit Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can make sound with a juicier bass than the Beats Fit Pro
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Beats Fit Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Beats Fit Pro's measurement is 101.3dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Beats Fit Pro have 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, using high magnetic flux.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is 4.5 hours, these last less 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 requires fewer chargings.
Beats Fit Pro's battery life is more than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 2.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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 manufacturer, and Bowers & Wilkins PI7's case is said to have a full 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.
Beats Fit Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 3 hours
It takes 3 hours to fully charge the Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Beats Fit Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 2 hours
Beats Fit Pro's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Beats Fit Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Beats Fit Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Beats Fit Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Beats Fit Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 will work fine 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 Beats Fit 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.
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).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Beats Fit Pro have a latency of 70ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have 6 microphones.
While the Beats Fit Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Beats Fit Pro too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Beats Fit Pro support ambient sound mode as well, 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 run but still want to be able 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.
Beats Fit 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 misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a find earbuds feature.
Beats Fit Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Beats Fit Pro support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Beats Fit Pro 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.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Beats Fit Pro also support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but 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 device.
The Beats Fit Pro also have a control panel on them.
The Beats Fit 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Beats Fit Pro too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify 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 inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Beats Fit Pro also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.