Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bowers & Wilkins PI7||JBL LIVE 300|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||95dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||14hours|
|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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
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 take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g are lighter 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 case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds .
JBL LIVE 300 are resistant to sweat
The 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, what this means is that JBL LIVE 300's speakers deliver sound from independent 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
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL LIVE 300 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down 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 limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL LIVE 300 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
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 , a common assumption 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 deliver better quality sound.
JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can 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 device makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce 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.
The JBL LIVE 300'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 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 LIVE 300 by 1.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing 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 the JBL LIVE 300's case has a full charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging 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 takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300'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 LIVE 300 by 1 hours
JBL LIVE 300's battery power is 60mAh, 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 earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
JBL LIVE 300 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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 connecting 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 fine with your iPad. If you intend 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.
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 device to filter out background sounds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises 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 but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The JBL LIVE 300 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a find earbuds feature.
JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally 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 functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have a control panel on them.
JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
JBL LIVE 300 come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.