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||Nuraphone NuraTrue||Bowers & Wilkins PI7|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||9.2mm|
|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||2only||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 level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring 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 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 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
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a weight of 14.8g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The 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 matter since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Nuraphone NuraTrue are resistant to sweat
Nuraphone NuraTrue have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Nuraphone NuraTrue and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 work with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue stay well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, which implies 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 usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Nuraphone NuraTrue'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 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 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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, 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue by 1.5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Nuraphone NuraTrue's case has a full charge of 18 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, 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 when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 1 hours
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported 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 display the charging state of your device and charging case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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 laptops, phones, and tablets.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement 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 used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue will work well with your MacBook. 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.
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 Nuraphone NuraTrue have 2 microphones.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
Nuraphone NuraTrue support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Nuraphone NuraTrue support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds 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.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support the find earbuds feature.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Nuraphone NuraTrue, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a control panel on them.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Nuraphone NuraTrue come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.