Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro||Bowers & Wilkins PI7|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||25dB/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||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 rank of protection offered by a casing, 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).
Having a value of IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a higher liquid rating than Bowers & Wilkins PI7
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g weigh more than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by of 39g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have sweat resistance
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be damaged. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have ANC making both devices ideal for flights and morning travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down your environment noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with 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 2 Pro by 0.8mm , 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component 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 make sound with a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is 8 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 3.5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's case is said to have a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
It requires 3 hours to fully charge the Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, 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 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will work well with your iPhone. 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).
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises 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 what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
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 misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully 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. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.