Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go AirSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bowers & Wilkins PI7||JLab Go Air|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IP44|
|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||8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||103dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||15hours|
|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 refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating is read as, the first number of 4 denotes that they are protected against objects greater than 1.0mm such as wire, 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 JLab Go Air, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a rating of IP54 meaning that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a higher dust resistance than JLab Go Air and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The JLab Go Air have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g weigh more than the JLab Go Air by of 40g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, JLab Go Air are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
JLab Go Air are resistant to sweat
JLab Go Air 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 JLab Go Air have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 thus "diluting" the 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 noise.
The JLab Go Air sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7, and JLab Go Air have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The JLab Go Air driver unit is 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JLab Go Air by 1.2mm , a common assumption 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 deliver better quality sound.
The JLab Go Air's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can produce a juicier bass than the JLab Go Air
JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JLab Go Air's measurement is 103dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
The JLab Go Air's battery life is 5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. 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 JLab Go Air by 0.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the JLab Go Air's case has a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with more battery hours 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 JLab Go Air by 3 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully 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 JLab Go Air by 1.5 hours
JLab Go Air's battery power is 43mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
JLab Go Air have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state 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 earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JLab Go Air have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the JLab Go Air . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JLab Go Air have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JLab Go Air
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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 will work well with your MacBook. 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 JLab Go Air have 2 microphones.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, more than that of JLab Go Air by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size 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 earbud microphone can pick up.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When 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. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JLab Go Air, so you can easily 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.
JLab Go Air have a warranty period of 2 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 JLab Go Air support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.