Technics EAH AZ60M2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Technics EAH AZ60M2||Bowers & Wilkins PI7|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ip54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|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 is the level of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Technics EAH AZ60M2'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 AZ60M2, 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
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a weight of 14g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g are heavier than the Technics EAH AZ60M2 with a difference of 36g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Technics EAH AZ60M2 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Technics EAH AZ60M2 are resistant to sweat
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The Technics EAH AZ60M2 and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 sit well in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound produced 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 AZ60M2 by 1.2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Technics EAH AZ60M2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 produce a juicier bass than the Technics EAH AZ60M2
Technics EAH AZ60M2's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that Technics EAH AZ60M2 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7
Technics EAH AZ60M2's battery life is 7.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is 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 Technics EAH AZ60M2 by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Technics EAH AZ60M2's case is said to have a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows 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 Technics EAH AZ60M2 by 7 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH AZ60M2's battery. It is recommended 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 Technics EAH AZ60M2 by 1 hours
Technics EAH AZ60M2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device 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 determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 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 Technics EAH AZ60M2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60M2
Technics EAH AZ60M2 support AAC, a codec 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Technics EAH AZ60M2 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.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 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).
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have 8 microphones.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60M2 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
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 your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
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.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a find earbuds feature.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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 is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a multipoint of 3 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2, 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.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 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 following instruction manuals.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.