Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nuraphone NuraTrueSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bowers & Wilkins PI7||Nuraphone NuraTrue|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX4|
|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||10mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||108db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||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||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|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Nuraphone NuraTrue's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, 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.
Compared to the Nuraphone NuraTrue, 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
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a weight of 14.8g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g weigh more than the Nuraphone NuraTrue by of 35.2g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Nuraphone NuraTrue are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Nuraphone NuraTrue have sweat resistance
Nuraphone NuraTrue have stereo speakers, what this means is that Nuraphone NuraTrue's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The Nuraphone NuraTrue and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7, and Nuraphone NuraTrue have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound made by the device.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 0.8mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, 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 can produce a juicier bass than the Nuraphone NuraTrue
Nuraphone NuraTrue's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Nuraphone NuraTrue's measurement is 108dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue'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 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue by 1.5 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Nuraphone NuraTrue's case is said to have a full charge of 18 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, equal to that of the Nuraphone NuraTrue
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Nuraphone NuraTrue'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 Nuraphone NuraTrue by 1 hours
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nuraphone NuraTrue
Nuraphone NuraTrue support AAC, a codec that is 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Nuraphone NuraTrue will work well 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 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).
Nuraphone NuraTrue have 2 microphones.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
Nuraphone NuraTrue support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Nuraphone NuraTrue support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when 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 easily find them in your bag, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a find earbuds feature.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a control panel on them.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Nuraphone NuraTrue come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.