Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Beats Fit ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings is the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7'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 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, 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
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a weight of 50g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Beats Fit Pro, at 11.2g weigh less than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by -38.8g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Beats Fit Pro also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the two earbuds together.
The Beats Fit Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Beats Fit Pro are resistant to sweat
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Bowers & Wilkins PI7's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Beats Fit Pro and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The Beats Fit Pro too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Beats Fit Pro, and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of 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 , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is 4.5 hours, 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 chanrgings.
Beats Fit Pro's battery life is more than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 2.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Bowers & Wilkins PI7's case has a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge 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 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.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Beats Fit Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Beats Fit Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement 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 to connect 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. Because 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 well with your MacBook. If you are planning 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.
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).
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have 6 microphones.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Beats Fit Pro too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Beats Fit Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a find earbuds feature.
The Beats Fit Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your device to find them.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Beats Fit Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Beats Fit Pro too have the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Beats Fit Pro too have a control panel on them.
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. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Beats Fit Pro also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Beats Fit Pro too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.