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Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Aug 05, 2021 at 10:18 am
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless Picture
6.4
Neutral Sound
7.6
Commute/Travel
7.9
Sports/Fitness
6.8
Office
6.3
Wireless Gaming
5.3
Wired Gaming
6.9
Phone Calls
Type In-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Truly Wireless
Noise Cancelling Yes
Mic Yes
Transducer Hybrid

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless are high-end in-ears that are jam-packed with extra features. They support a variety of codecs including aptX HD and aptX-LL, and have a premium, well-built design. Unlike most other truly wireless headphones on the market, their carrying case can also be used as a wireless transmitter. However, while this feature can be used to connect the headphones to devices such as a gaming console, they lack mic support and have high non-Bluetooth wireless latency. Unfortunately, their 2.4-hour continuous battery life is also quite disappointing, even though their carrying case holds roughly four additional charges, and their companion app is fairly limited in additional features.

Our Verdict

6.4 Neutral Sound

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are passable for neutral sound. While vocals and lead instruments are present and detailed, their sound profile is still very bass-heavy, which adds extra thump, rumble, and boom to your mixes. Some users may find this to sound muddy. Their passive soundstage also seems closed-off and as if coming from inside your head, rather than from speakers placed around the room around you, which is to be expected from their in-ear design.

Pros
  • Very well-built.
  • Supports many codecs including aptX HD.
Cons
  • 2.4-hour battery life.
  • Bad passive soundstage.
7.6 Commute/Travel

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are good for commute and travel. They have a lightweight, portable design and are able to block out a decent amount of background noise like the low rumble of bus or plane engines. They're also well-built and don't trap in heat around your ears. Unfortunately, their 2.4-hour battery life probably won't last through long trips on the road without pausing to recharge them up again.

Pros
  • Great active noise isolation performance.
  • Very well-built.
Cons
  • 2.4-hour battery life.
7.9 Sports/Fitness

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are very good for sports and fitness. These headphones have a stable fit and don't trap in heat around your ears. They're also well-built and are rated IP54 for dust and water resistance. We don't currently test for this though. That said, while the headphones are fairly comfortable, they're bulky and stick out of your ear, so they could snag on something like your clothes, pulling them out of your ears.

Pros
  • Very well-built.
  • IP54 rating for dust and water resistance.
Cons
  • 2.4-hour battery life.
6.8 Office

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are fair for office use. They have a fairly comfortable fit and don't leak much audio at high volumes. Their ANC is also able to block out ambient noise like office chatter around you. On the downside, their continuous battery life is very short, and you may need to recharge them a couple of times throughout your shift. They also lack multi-device pairing, which is disappointing if you want to stay connected to your smartphone and computer at the same time.

Pros
  • Great active noise isolation performance.
  • Very well-built.
Cons
  • 2.4-hour battery life.
  • No multi-device pairing.
6.3 Wireless Gaming

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are passable for wireless gaming. While you can use them wirelessly on Bluetooth-enabled PCs, their latency is likely too high to be suitable for wireless gaming. That said, you can use them via non-Bluetooth wireless by connecting the wireless transmitter case to your PlayStation console or PC using their USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to 3.5mm cable. If you have an Xbox console, you can only use the USB-C to 3.5mm cable. However, the latency via either connection is quite high across all consoles, and your audio and visuals may be out of sync. They also have a very short continuous battery life.

5.3 Wired Gaming

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can't be used wired and aren't suitable for wired gaming.

6.9 Phone Calls

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are alright for phone calls. Their integrated mic has an alright recording quality, so your voice sounds clear, although thin and lacking in depth. However, the mic has a bit of trouble separating speech from ambient noise, and your voice may be drowned out in noisy environments like a busy street. On the upside, their ANC is able to block out a great amount of ambient noise around you.

Pros
  • Great active noise isolation performance.
  • Very well-built.
  • Fair recording quality.
Cons
  • 2.4-hour battery life.
  • No multi-device pairing.
  • Your voice may be lost in noisy environments.
  • 6.4 Neutral Sound
  • 7.6 Commute/Travel
  • 7.9 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.8 Office
  • 6.3 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.3 Wired Gaming
  • 6.9 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Aug 05, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Jul 30, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a sleek, high-end look. Each earbud has a circular accent in brushed gold and the manufacturer's name printed along the side. They come in two color variants: 'White' and 'Charcoal'.

6.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.3 lbs
Clamping Force
0 lbs

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a fairly comfortable fit. Like the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2, they have a bulky design that can put pressure on the inside of your ears over time, especially if you have small ears. That said, they're lightweight, and registering controls shouldn't push them deeper into your ear. They also come with three differently-sized ear tips to help you get the best fit.

5.8
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Good
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control No
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control On/Off
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls Voice Assistant

These headphones have middling controls. Unfortunately, they lack volume controls, which is a little disappointing. That said, the touch-sensitive controls are easy to use and all the call and music-related controls can be done on either bud. One tap plays or pauses audio as well as answers calls. Tapping twice skips a track forward and hangs up or declines a call. Three taps skips a track backward. You can also press and hold for one second on the left bud to turn ANC on and off. You can also do the same command on the right bud to activate voice assistant. While there aren't voice prompts, there are audio beeps to let you know when you've registered a command.

9.2
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 0.8 ยฐC

The breathability of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 is outstanding. They have an in-ear design, which doesn't cover your ears, so they don't trap in much heat. You can wear them for long periods of time without feeling too much of a difference in temperature.

9.5
Design
Portability
L 0.7" (1.7 cm)
W 2.2" (5.5 cm)
H 1.0" (2.5 cm)
Volume 1.43 inยณ (23.40 cmยณ)
Transmitter Required No

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are very portable. They can easily fit into most pockets or bags. They also come with a small carrying case that should also fit into most pockets.

7.5
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 2.2" (5.6 cm)
W 2.4" (6.1 cm)
H 1.1" (2.8 cm)
Volume 5.83 inยณ (95.60 cmยณ)

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7's carrying case is good. It's mostly made of plastic and feels solid. There's a button inside the case to pair the buds to a device. Another button on the outside of the case puts the case in 'Receiving Mode'. This allows the case to act as a wireless transmitter for other Bowers & Wilkins headphones like the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless. There's also an LED light in the front of the case that lets you know the status of the case's battery and pairing mode. It's also the same light for the buds' battery life.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a great build quality. They're mostly made of plastic with silicone ear tips and brushed metal accents. Overall, they feel well-built and should survive accidental impacts without taking too much damage. They're also rated IP54 for water resistance, although we don't currently test for it. On the downside, the ear tips feel like they could rip over time.

7.5
Design
Stability

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have good stability. Although they don't have stability fins, they should stay in your ears during light physical activity. However, they stick out of your ears a bit and may get caught on your clothing if you're changing. On the upside, they lack audio cables so you don't need to worry about a cable snagging and pulling them out of your ears.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • Bowers & Wilkins PI7 headphones
  • 3x ear tip options
  • Charging case
  • USB-C to USB-C audio and charging cable
  • USB-C to 3.5mm audio cable
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
3.58 dB
Treble Amount
-3.06 dB

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a bass-heavy sound profile. They deliver extra boom and thump to your mixes, which fans of EDM and hip-hop should enjoy. However, sibilants like cymbals are dull. Unfortunately, the headphones' companion app lacks an EQ, so you won't be able to adjust their sound to your liking.

9.7
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.07 dB

The frequency response consistency of these headphones is outstanding. Like most in-ears, once you achieve the proper fit using the included ear tips, you should experience consistent bass and treble delivery each time you use these headphones.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
6.8
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
5.05 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
4.81 dB
Mid-Bass
5.32 dB
High-Bass
6.52 dB

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have fair bass accuracy. It's overemphasized but very balanced across the range, so your mixes have extra thump, rumble, and boom, which should please fans of EDM and hip-hop. However, some users may find they sound muddy.

8.0
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.73 dB
Low-Mid
4.25 dB
Mid-Mid
-0.59 dB
High-Mid
-0.08 dB

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have great mid accuracy. There's an overemphasis in the low-mid, which can make mixes sound cluttered and muddy. However, the rest of the mid-range is fairly flat and neutral, so vocals and lead instruments are present and detailed.

6.2
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
5.55 dB
Mid-Treble
-4.64 dB
Low-Treble
-0.53 dB
High-Treble
0.52 dB

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have acceptable treble accuracy. The low-treble is pretty flat and neutral, so the upper harmonics of vocals and lead instruments are clear. However, the mid-treble is really underemphasized so sibilants like S and T sounds are dull and lispy.

7.6
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.22 dB
Dips
2.29 dB

The peaks and dips performance of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 is good. There's a peak between the high-bass and low-mid which adds extra boom to your mixes. A dip in the mid-mid nudges vocals and lead instruments to the back of the mix while a small bump in the low-treble helps brighten the upper harmonics of these sounds. The mid-treble is really uneven, so sibilants like cymbals are alternately dull and piercing.

8.5
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.12
Weighted Phase Mismatch
8.13
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
1.26
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.06

The imaging performance of these headphones is excellent. The weighted group delay falls below the audibility threshold, resulting in tight bass and transparent treble reproduction. While there's a small peak in the phase response's mid-range, it shouldn't be audible in real-life content. As a result, the L/R drivers are well-balanced in phase response as well as in amplitude and frequency response. This is important for the accurate reproduction of objects like footsteps in the stereo image. However, these results are only valid for our unit and yours may perform differently.

0.6
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
1.7
Acoustic Space Excitation
1.0

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a bad passive soundstage performance, which is to be expected from most in-ears. They completely bypass your outer ear, so sound is perceived as coming from inside your head rather than from speakers placed in the room around you. Since they also have a closed-back design, their soundstage also seems less open and spacious compared to most open-back headphones.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No
7.4
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.359
WHD @ 100
0.153

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a decent weighted harmonic distortion performance. There's some distortion in the treble range at normal volumes, but it can be hard to hear with real-life content.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
1.0.9
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 5.0
Codec
aptX HD, 24-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
On
Tip/Pad
Silicone (small)
Microphone
Integrated

These are the settings used to test the Bowers & Wilkins PI7. Our results are only valid using this configuration.

Isolation
8.3
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-23.63 dB
Bass
-16.86 dB
Mid
-19.37 dB
Treble
-34.7 dB

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a great noise isolation performance. They have active noise cancelling (ANC) and do a better job of blocking out bass-range noise like the rumble of bus and plane engines than the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC. In contrast, the ANC performs similarly to their passive noise capabilities in the mid to treble range. However, they're still able to reduce a significant amount of office chatter as well as the high-pitched hum of an AC unit.

9.1
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
26.35 dB

The leakage performance of these headphones is outstanding. If you're listening to audio at high volumes in a moderately noisy environment like an office, people around you shouldn't be able to hear it.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No
6.9
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
201.59 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
2.43 dB
HFE
4,832.64 Hz
Weighted THD
1.184
Gain
-0.7 dB

The mic has an okay recording quality. Your voice sounds natural but somewhat thin and lacking in body. However, you should have no problems being understood.

6.7
Microphone
Noise Handling
SpNR
15.33 dB
Noise Gate
Always On
Speech + Pink Noise Handling
6.5
Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample
Speech + Subway Noise Handling
7.0
Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7's microphone has an okay noise handling performance. It has some trouble separating your voice from moderate ambient noise like a busy street. If you're taking an important call, it's best to do so from a quieter space.

Active Features
5.2
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
2.4 hrs
Additional Charges
4.0
Total Battery Life
12 hrs
Charge Time
0.7 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
Standby mode
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port USB-C

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have a disappointing battery performance. Although they're advertised to last up to four hours continuously, we measured less than that at 2.4 hours, which may not be enough to last through your day without a recharge. During our tests, our unit's right earbud died much faster than the left earbud. Once it died, it disconnected from our device. Although the left earbud stayed connected, we couldn't get it to play any audio. That said, battery life can vary depending on usage so your real-life experience may vary.

These headphones have a wear sensor that you can turn on and off, which puts them into standby mode and pauses your audio as soon as you remove them from your ear. They also turn on again and resumes playing your audio once you put them back into your ear. The carrying case holds roughly four additional charges, which is handy if you need it.

6.5
Active Features
App Support
App Name Bowers & Wilkins Headphones
iOS Yes
Android Yes
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
On/Off
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
No

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have an okay app. Unfortunately, they lack an EQ or presets to help adjust their sound. However, there are soundscapes with a timer to help you sleep, or you can turn the wear sensor on and off. You can also turn the ANC on, off, or to 'Auto' mode, which allows the ANC to adjust itself depending on the noise around you. The app stays connected to the headphones, even if the earbuds aren't connected to the device. However, this isn't considered multi-device pairing.

Connectivity
6.6
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
113.19 ft (34.50 m)
PC Latency (SBC)
276 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
243 ms
PC Latency (aptX HD)
236 ms
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
115 ms
iOS Latency
85 ms
Android Latency
96 ms

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 have okay Bluetooth connectivity. Unfortunately, they don't support multi-device or NFC pairing. While they support a variety of codecs including aptX HD, their latency is usually still quite high, which could result in your audio and visuals falling slightly out of sync. That said, their latency using aptX-LL codec or on Android and iOS devices is much lower. However, some devices and apps compensate for audio lag differently, so your real-life experience may vary.

You can also connect to Android smartphones by using the case as a wireless transmitter. The case needs to be wired to the device using the included USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to 3.5mm cable, but then you can use the earbuds wirelessly. Using the USB-C to USB-C cable, they have 266ms of latency. Their latency using the USB-C to 3.5mm cable is much lower at 111ms.

6.1
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
44.29 ft (13.50 m)
Non-BT Latency
142 ms

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support non-Bluetooth wireless when you've connected their carrying case to a device using their USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to 3.5mm cable. Either connection has a fairly limited line of sight range, so you need to be near the case when using the earbuds this way. Using the USB-C to USB-C cable with a USB-A adapter, they have a latency of 233mm, which is quite high. Their latency using the USB-C to 3.5mm cable is much lower at 142ms.

0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
No
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length N/A
Connection
No Wired Option
Analog/USB Audio Latency
N/A

These headphones are Bluetooth-only headphones and can't be used wired. However, they come with a couple of cables that you can use to turn the carrying case into a wireless transmitter. They have a USB-C to USB-C cable that's 78.5 cm long. They also come with a USB-C to 3.5mm cable that's 80 cm long.

Connectivity
PC Compatibility
Analog
No
Wired USB
No
Non-BT Wireless
Audio Only

These headphones are fully compatible with Bluetooth-enabled PCs. If your PC isn't Bluetooth-compatible, you can also use the carrying case as a wireless transmitter by using either the USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to 3.5mm cable, which are both included in the box, to connect to your PC. However, you can only receive audio and won't be able to use their mic.

Connectivity
PlayStation Compatibility
PS4 Analog
No
PS4 Wired USB
No
PS4 Non-BT Wireless
Audio Only
PS5 Analog
No
PS5 Wired USB
No
PS5 Non-BT Wireless
Audio Only

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are only compatible with PS4 and PS5 consoles when using their carrying case as a wireless transmitter. However, you can only receive audio and won't be able to use their mic. When connected via the USB-C to USB-C cable, they have 241ms of latency and 235ms of latency when using a USB-A adapter. They have 141ms of latency when using the USB-C to 3.5mm cable.

Connectivity
Xbox Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
Audio Only
Xbox Series X|S Analog
No
Xbox Series X|S Wired USB
No
Xbox Series X|S Non-BT Wireless
Audio Only

These headphones can only receive audio on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles when their carrying case is used as a wireless transmitter. Only the USB-C to 3.5mm cable works with these consoles and it has 239 ms of latency, which is quite high.

5.2
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
Charging Case
USB Input
Yes
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
Yes
Power Supply
USB-C

The Bowers & Wikins PI7 come with a carrying case that also acts as a wireless transmitter. The case can only transmit audio via its USB-C port using either its USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to 3.5mm cables, which are both included in the box. The case also supports wireless charging and it holds roughly four additional charges.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 come in two color variants: 'White' and 'Charcoal'. We tested the charcoal variant and you can see our model's label here. If you come across another variant of these headphones, please let us know in the discussion section below and we'll update our review. 

Compared To Other Headphones

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 are premium in-ears with a hybrid balanced armature and dynamic transducer to help their audio reproduction. They have a great active noise cancelling system, support lots of codecs including aptX HD and aptX-LL, and their charging case can be used as a wireless transmitter. However, they have high latency via most codecs and connections, which isn't ideal if you like to stream video. They also have a very short battery life at 2.4-hours, which won't last through long listening sessions. Check out our recommendations for the best true wireless earbuds, the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds, and the best noise cancelling earbuds and in-ear headphones.

Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless

The Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless are slightly better in-ears than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless. The Sony are more comfortable, have a significantly better battery performance, and their companion app offers a graphic EQ and presets to allow you to adjust their sound to your liking. However, the Bowers & Wilkins support more codecs and their carrying case can be used as a wireless transmitter. They're also able to block out more background noise, and the integrated mic also does a better job of recording your voice.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2

The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 and the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless are similarly performing in-ears. Both headphones are fairly comfortable and very well-built. The Bowers & Wilkins have a more bass-heavy sound profile, which some users may prefer, a significantly better noise isolation performance, and their carrying case can be used as a wireless transmitter. However, the Sennheiser have a companion app with a graphic EQ and presets to help you adjust their sound to your liking. They also have better controls. 

Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless

The Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless are better in-ears than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless. The Apple are more comfortable, have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer, and they're able to isolate you from more ambient noise. They also have a better battery performance, and their H1 chip allows you to seamlessly pair them with your Apple devices. However, the Bowers & Wilkins have a carrying case that you can use as a wireless transmitter. They also support more codecs such as aptX HD and aptX-LL. 

Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless

The Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless are better in-ears than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless. The Jabra are more comfortable, have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer, and have better battery performance. Their companion app also has a graphic EQ and presets so that you can adjust their sound to your liking, and you can pair them with up to two devices at a time. However, you can use the Bowers & Wilkins' carrying case as a wireless transmitter.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are better in-ears than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless. The Bose are more comfortable, have a more neutral sound profile that some users may prefer, and a slightly better noise isolation performance. They also have a better battery performance. However, the Bowers & Wilkins have a carrying case that you can use as a wireless transmitter.

TOZO T6 Truly Wireless

The TOZO T6 Truly Wireless and Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless are similarly performing in-ears, and you may prefer either one. The TOZO are more comfortable, have a more neutral default sound profile, and their continuous battery life is longer. However, the Bowers & Wilkins are better built and have ANC, which can help block out more background noise around you. You can also use their carrying case as a wireless transmitter.

Bang & Olufsen E8 3.0 True Wireless

The Bang & Olufsen E8 3.0 True Wireless and the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless are similarly performing headphones, and you may prefer one over the other. The Bang & Olufsen are more comfortable, have a more neutral default sound profile, and have better overall battery performance. Their companion app also offers EQ presets. However, the Bowers & Wilkins have a better noise isolation performance, thanks to their ANC system. Their carrying case can also be used as a wireless transmitter if you prefer.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless are better in-ears than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless. The Samsung are more comfortable, have a more neutral default sound profile, and their continuous battery life is longer. Their companion app also offers EQ presets. The Bowers & Wilkins are better built, and their ANC does a better job of blocking out background sound.

Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless

The Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless are slightly better headphones than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless. The Sony are more comfortable, have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer, and better battery performance. You can also customize their sound using their companion app's graphic EQ and presets. However, the Bowers & Wilkins have a significantly better noise isolation performance, and you can use their carrying case as a wireless transmitter.

Beats Solo Pro Wireless

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless are slightly better headphones than the Beats Solo Pro Wireless. The Bowers & Wilkins are more portable and have a significantly better noise isolation performance. They also have a more stable fit, are rated IP54 for dust and water resistance, although we don't currently test for this, and you can use their carrying case as a wireless transmitter. However, the Beats have longer continuous battery life and an H1 chip for seamless pairing with Apple devices.

Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless and the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC have different strengths, and you may prefer either pair. The Bowers & Wilkins are better built, have a more stable fit, and a significantly better noise isolation performance. They also support a wide range of codecs such as aptX-LL and aptX HD, and you can use their carrying case as a wireless transmitter. However, the Klipsch have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer, as well as a companion app with a graphic EQ and presets so that you can customize their sound to your preferences. They also have a better battery performance and have unique additional features like built-in Bragi Moves, which allows you to register commands using head movements.

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