Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of 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 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.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a weight of 50g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Tour Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 stay well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of the device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 0.8mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can produce a juicier bass than the JBL Tour Pro 2
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce 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 requires fewer chanrgings.
JBL Tour 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 a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Bowers & Wilkins PI7's case is said to have a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tour 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 recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
The 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 display the charging status of your device and charging case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tour Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour 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 can provide 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 iPhone. 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 JBL Tour Pro 2 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 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.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want 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 .
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a find earbuds feature.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the JBL Tour Pro 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but 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 functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a control panel on them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.