Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Endurance PeakSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bowers & Wilkins PI7||JBL Endurance Peak|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX7|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||10mm|
|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||1only|
|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 offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number 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 IPX7, the JBL Endurance Peak's rating for solids indicates 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, 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
JBL Endurance Peak have a weight of 30g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g are heavier than the JBL Endurance Peak with a difference of 20g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL Endurance Peak are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Endurance Peak have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Endurance Peak have sweat resistance
The JBL Endurance Peak are both dustproof and water-resistant.
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL Endurance Peak have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Endurance Peak 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 Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Endurance Peak have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The JBL Endurance Peak and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
The JBL Endurance Peak have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Endurance Peak by 0.8mm , 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Endurance Peak's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies 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
JBL Endurance Peak's highest frequency is at 22000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that JBL Endurance Peak generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7
JBL Endurance Peak's battery life is 4 hours, these last less 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 have to charge the device less often.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is more than that of JBL Endurance Peak by 0.5 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 have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and JBL Endurance Peak's case has a charge of 24 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.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of JBL Endurance Peak by 6 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Endurance Peak's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of JBL Endurance Peak by 1 hours
JBL Endurance Peak's battery power is 75mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The JBL Endurance Peak have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, 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 through a single cable.
The JBL Endurance Peak have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a Bluetooth version of 5, newer than that of JBL Endurance Peak . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Endurance Peak 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
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.
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 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 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).
JBL Endurance Peak have 1 microphones.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Endurance Peak by 5 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a find earbuds feature.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Endurance Peak, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a control panel on them.
The JBL Endurance Peak 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 following instruction manuals.
JBL Endurance Peak support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
JBL Endurance Peak come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.