Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX EarbudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings is the rank of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP54, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7's rating is read as, the first value 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 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 Bowers & Wilkins PI7, BLX Earbuds 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 consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
BLX Earbuds, at 44.5g weigh less than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 with a difference -5.5g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires 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 difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
BLX Earbuds also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the two earbuds together.
BLX Earbuds have sweat resistance
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 BLX Earbuds and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces background noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both 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, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 produce a juicier bass than the BLX Earbuds
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
BLX Earbuds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is 4.5 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
BLX Earbuds's battery life is equal to that of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 Bowers & Wilkins PI7's case is said to have a full charge of 18 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.
BLX Earbuds's charging case has a battery life of 13.5 hours, less than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 4.5 hours
It takes 3 hours to fully charge the Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
BLX Earbuds takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 2 hours
BLX Earbuds's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
BLX Earbuds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
BLX Earbuds has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, newer than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
BLX Earbuds 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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 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 BLX Earbuds microphones are 2, less than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support the find earbuds feature.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
BLX Earbuds support multipoint of 1 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The BLX Earbuds also have a control panel on them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
BLX Earbuds also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
BLX Earbuds also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.