Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX5, the JBL LIVE 300's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 5 means that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
In comparison to the JBL LIVE 300, 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, JBL LIVE 300 has a higher liquid rating than Bowers & Wilkins PI7
JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g weigh less than the JBL LIVE 300 by -15.7g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
JBL LIVE 300 have sweat resistance
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL LIVE 300 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL LIVE 300 stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the sound made by the device.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 3.4mm , 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 make sound with a juicier bass than the JBL LIVE 300
The JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component makes 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 generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL LIVE 300's measurement is 95dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL LIVE 300's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is less than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1.5 hours . Each 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 manufacturer, and the JBL LIVE 300's case has a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows 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, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1 hours
JBL LIVE 300's battery power is 60mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The JBL LIVE 300 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
JBL LIVE 300 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.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL LIVE 300 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300
JBL LIVE 300 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL LIVE 300 will work well 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 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).
JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
JBL LIVE 300 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support the find earbuds feature.
JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL LIVE 300, so you can 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.
JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.