Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
|Bowers & Wilkins PI7
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|has aptx adaptive
|has aptx hd
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|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
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IP ratings refer to the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 2 means that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, 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 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a weight of 12.6g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g are heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus with a difference of 37.4g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent 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
ANC uses more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound produced by the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies 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 produce a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is 11 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly 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 Plus by 6.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's case is said to have a full charge of 22 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 4 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus'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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 2 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery power is 85mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of a device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus will work well with your MacBook. 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.
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).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a latency of 134ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have 6 microphones.
While the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to 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 but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support the find earbuds feature.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a warranty period of 1 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.