Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee 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||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro||Bowers & Wilkins PI7|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||9.2mm|
|battery life of charging case||29hours||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|
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 means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's rating is read as, the first value of 5 denotes 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 the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a rating of IP54 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a weight of 10g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g are heavier than the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by of 40g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have sweat resistance
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have ANC making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro driver unit is 11mm 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 determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 1.8mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces 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 means that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can produce a juicier bass than the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery life is 9 hours, 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 chanrgings.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is less than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 4.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's case is said to have a charge of 29 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables 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, less than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 11 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 2 hours
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery capacity is 53mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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 is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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).
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have 6 microphones.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through 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 while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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 be found in your bag, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to find them.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too 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 can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have a control panel on them.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.