LG Tone Free Fit TF8See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||LG Tone Free Fit TF8||Bowers & Wilkins PI7|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip67||ip54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||9.2mm|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||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|
IP ratings refer to the rank 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 refers to protection against solids say 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 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, LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a rating of IP67 meaning that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a lower dust resistance than LG Tone Free Fit TF8 and that of liquids is that, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a lower liquid rating than LG Tone Free Fit TF8
The 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 carry.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8, at 5.7g are lighter than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 with a difference -44.3g
True wireless devices 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 distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have sweat resistance
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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.
Both LG Tone Free Fit TF8 and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for flights and morning travels. The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and LG Tone Free Fit TF8 operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both LG Tone Free Fit TF8, and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound produced by the device.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 3.2mm , many people have a misconception 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can make sound with a juicier bass than the LG Tone Free Fit TF8
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
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 have to charge the device less often.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery life is more than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 5.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
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 more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, more than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 2 hours
It takes 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.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 2 hours
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery capacity is 68mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The 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.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its 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 , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 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).
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have 6 microphones.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 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 to still be heard even while wearing them
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 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, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a find earbuds feature.
The 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 the earbuds.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to 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 LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have a control panel on them.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.