Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Technics EAH AZ60See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Technics EAH AZ60||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||8mm||9.2mm|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||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||8only||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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Technics EAH AZ60's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids 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 Technics EAH AZ60, 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
Technics EAH AZ60 have a weight of 14g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g weigh more than the Technics EAH AZ60 by of 36g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Technics EAH AZ60 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Technics EAH AZ60 have sweat resistance
Technics EAH AZ60 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Technics EAH AZ60's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and Technics EAH AZ60 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Technics EAH AZ60 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.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Technics EAH AZ60 stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7, and Technics EAH AZ60 have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Technics EAH AZ60 driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 1.2mm , 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 indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Technics EAH AZ60's battery life is 7.5 hours, 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 Technics EAH AZ60 by 3 hours . Every 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and the Technics EAH AZ60's case is said to have a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 7 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH AZ60's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 1 hours
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Technics EAH AZ60 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support 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 comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Technics EAH AZ60 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement 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 Technics EAH AZ60 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60
Technics EAH AZ60 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Technics EAH AZ60 will work well 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 Technics EAH AZ60 support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
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).
Technics EAH AZ60 have 8 microphones.
While the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Technics EAH AZ60 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support the find earbuds feature.
Technics EAH AZ60 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Technics EAH AZ60 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Technics EAH AZ60, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a control panel on them.
Technics EAH AZ60 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Technics EAH AZ60 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.