Bowers and Wilkins—identified for high-performance sound gear—simply entered the world of true wi-fi earbuds with the introduction of the PI7. They’ve a novel transmitting case that instantly connects to in-flight leisure, The corporate additionally introduced the extra inexpensive PI5 earbuds.
The case for the PI7 earbuds doubles as an audio transmitter, making it instantly usable with in-flight leisure techniques. Bowers and Wilkins claims that is an trade first. Related earbuds—specifically the AirPods Professional—provide comparable performance however nonetheless requires you to make use of a third-party dongle. The PI7’s case may also permit the earbuds to work with different non-Bluetooth units.
By far, the case is the standout characteristic of the PI7 true wi-fi earbuds. Whereas its different options are extra commonplace than thrilling, there’s nonetheless a lot value speaking about. It has noise cancellation and 6 microphones for making crystal clear cellphone calls and accessing your voice assistants. The earbuds additionally use Qualcomm AptX Adaptive commonplace, permitting dynamic audio compression for a extra secure connection.. Battery life lasts for round 4 hours and the case provides an extra 16 hours, plus it might probably cost wirelessly. And with an IP rating of IP54, they’ll even deal with gentle quantities of liquid and dirt.
Likewise, the PI5 earbuds additionally boast noise cancellation however are restricted to 4 microphones so that you won’t sound fairly as clear in your calls. No particular point out is made on the corporate’s web site concerning the PI5 having a case with an audio transmitter, and these earbuds solely use commonplace Qualcomm AptX as an alternative of AptX Adaptive. Nevertheless, Bowers and Wilkins tries to make up for this by boosting the battery life up a bit to about 4.5 hours, which is greater than the PI7.
You possibly can seize both as we speak on Bowers and Wilkins’ site. The PI7s are priced at $399, and the PI5s are going for $249.
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