Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring 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 number of 4 means 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, Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a rating of IP55 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a higher liquid rating than Bowers & Wilkins PI7
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a weight of 50g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g are heavier than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 with a difference of 7g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have sweat resistance
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 sit well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise without 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 the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound made by the device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can produce a juicier bass than the Skullcandy Indy Fuel
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Skullcandy Indy Fuel's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is 4.5 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 1.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely 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 Bowers & Wilkins PI7's case has 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 having to recharge the case itself.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 9 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 extended periods.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bowers & Wilkins PI7 by 2.7 hours
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, these allow 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.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support AAC, a codec that is 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 will work fine 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).
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.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a find earbuds feature.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a control panel on them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.