Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Endurance Peak 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bowers & Wilkins PI7||JBL Endurance Peak 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX7|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||93dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||24hours|
|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||2only|
|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 offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX7, the JBL Endurance Peak 2's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In comparison to the JBL Endurance Peak 2, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a rating of IP54 meaning 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 that of liquids is that, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Endurance Peak 2
JBL Endurance Peak 2 have a weight of 26g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g are heavier than the JBL Endurance Peak 2 with a difference of 24g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Endurance Peak 2 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds together.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Endurance Peak 2 are resistant to sweat
JBL Endurance Peak 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL Endurance Peak 2's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The 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 overcome background sounds.
JBL Endurance Peak 2 stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
JBL Endurance Peak 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Endurance Peak 2 by 0.8mm , 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this implies that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can produce a juicier bass than the JBL Endurance Peak 2
The JBL Endurance Peak 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Endurance Peak 2's measurement is 93dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is less than that of JBL Endurance Peak 2 by 1.5 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 JBL Endurance Peak 2's case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of JBL Endurance Peak 2 by 6 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Endurance Peak 2's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of JBL Endurance Peak 2 by 1 hours
JBL Endurance Peak 2's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
JBL Endurance Peak 2 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the JBL Endurance Peak 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Endurance Peak 2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Endurance Peak 2
JBL Endurance Peak 2 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Endurance Peak 2 will work well with your iPad. If you are planning 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 Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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 JBL Endurance Peak 2 have 2 microphones.
While the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Endurance Peak 2 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude 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 microphone can recognize.
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 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a find earbuds feature.
JBL Endurance Peak 2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a control panel on them.
The JBL Endurance Peak 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 JBL Endurance Peak 2 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.