Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, 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, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a weight of 11.2g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g weigh more than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live with a difference of 38.8g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 stay well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound made by the device.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 2.8mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low audible frequencies 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 make sound with a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 1.5 hours . Every 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 vendor, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's case is said to have a charge of 15 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 3 hours
It takes 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 2.4 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will work well with your iPhone. 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.
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).
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can 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, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a find earbuds feature.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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 can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.