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Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings is the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7's rating for solids indicates 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 of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a weight of 50g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is 4.5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Bowers & Wilkins PI7's case has a full charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
It takes 3 hours to fully charge the Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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 Bowers & Wilkins PI7 will work fine 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 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 Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have 6 microphones.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support the find earbuds feature.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the Bowers & Wilkins PI7, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover can easily damage them.