Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro||Bowers & Wilkins PI7|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP54|
|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||13mm||9.2mm|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||18hours|
|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|
|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 rating of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value 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 Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro, 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, they both have the same rating against liquids
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a weight of 50g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have sweat resistance
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have stereo speakers
ANC uses 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 counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro driver unit is 13mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 3.8mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular 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 Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery life is 9 hours, 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 less than that of Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 4.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's case is said to have a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 7 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro'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 Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 1 hours
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have 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 comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support AAC, a codec 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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.
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).
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have 6 microphones.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support the find earbuds feature.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a mute function, they support 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 still hear the other party talk.
With the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro, 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.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.