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||Bowers & Wilkins PI7||LG Tone Free Fit TF8|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IP67|
|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||9.2mm||6mm|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||20hours|
|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 is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection 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 of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Bowers & Wilkins PI7, LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a rating of IP67 meaning that LG Tone Free Fit TF8 has a higher dust resistance than Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and that of liquids is that, LG Tone Free Fit TF8 has a higher liquid rating than Bowers & Wilkins PI7
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.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8, at 5.7g weigh less than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by -44.3g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting 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 each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 are resistant to sweat
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 independent 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
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and LG Tone Free Fit TF8 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both LG Tone Free Fit TF8, and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 3.2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate 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 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 means that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can produce a juicier bass than the LG Tone Free Fit TF8
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular 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 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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, 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 earbuds, 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.
This is given by the vendor, and 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.
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 requires 3 hours to fully charge the Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
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, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
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.
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 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 iPhone. If you are planning 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.
While the 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 background sounds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
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 LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support the find earbuds feature.
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 the earbuds.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support multipoint of 2 connections, this 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 having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too support 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 device.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also have a control panel on them.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.