JBL Live Pro 2See 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||JBL Live Pro 2||Bowers & Wilkins PI7|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX5||ip54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||93db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||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 level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
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, JBL Live Pro 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Pro 2
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a weight of 50g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g weigh less than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by -40.4g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting 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 distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Bowers & Wilkins PI7's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 sit well in place, creating a sound seal that reduces background noise well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Live Pro 2, and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively 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, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 1.8mm , as many tend to believe 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 measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can produce a juicier bass than the JBL Live Pro 2
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Live Pro 2's measurement is 93dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 5.5 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 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 enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Live Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 12 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 extended periods.
JBL Live Pro 2 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 1 hours
JBL Live Pro 2's battery capacity is 65mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
JBL Live Pro 2 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have 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 enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 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. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 will work well with your iPad. 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).
JBL Live Pro 2 support APTX Adaptive as well which implies that 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 Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have 6 microphones.
JBL Live Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Live Pro 2 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 jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 easily find them in your bag, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 support fast charging. It's very 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 just 30 minutes.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Bowers & Wilkins PI7, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Live Pro 2 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.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.