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 dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g are heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by of 39g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting 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 wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are resistant to sweat
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 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
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be spoilt. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro sit well in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro'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 alters the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this implies that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can make sound with a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, 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 before recharge. 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 3.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening 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 vendor, and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's case is said to have a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life 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, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
It takes 3 hours to fully charge the Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery capacity, shows 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 just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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 close proximity, 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will work fine with your iPhone. 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro use 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. Especially 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 while wearing them
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too 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 be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to locate them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, 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 option 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 device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
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, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.