68points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0

80points

Bowers & Wilkins PI5

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0 vs Bowers & Wilkins PI5

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0 better than Bowers & Wilkins PI5?

  • Has find earbuds feature
    ?
  • 3h longer battery life
    ?

    7hvs4h
  • 1 years more years under manufacturer's warranty
    ?

    2 yearsvs1 years
  • 1h shorter charge time
    ?

    2hvs3h

Why is Bowers & Wilkins PI5 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0?

  • Has active noise cancellation (ANC)
    ?
  • 3.5mm bigger driver unit
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    9.2mmvs5.7mm
  • Has Dolby Atmos
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  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
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    10Hzvs20Hz
  • Has in/on-ear detection
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  • Has a mute function
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  • Has AAC
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  • Has aptX Adaptive
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Bowers & Wilkins PI5
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Design

Fit

In-ear

In-ear

The fit of the earbuds.
The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
weight

11.6g

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bowers & Wilkins PI5)

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
has no wires or cables
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
wingtips included
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
These earbuds come with wingtips that can be attached for a more secure fit. Wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When used correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
sweat resistance
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
is dustproof and water-resistant
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
has RGB lighting
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
RGB lighting allows you to choose between millions of colors and customize the look of your PC components.
has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Sound quality

has active noise cancellation (ANC)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
has passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
has Dolby Atmos
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. By doing so, Dolby Atmos allows for immersive, 360-degree sound.
impedance

16 Ohms

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bowers & Wilkins PI5)

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
sound pressure level

107dB/mW

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bowers & Wilkins PI5)

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
has a neodymium magnet
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
Battery life of charging case

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0)

16h

The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
battery power

120mAh

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bowers & Wilkins PI5)

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
has wireless charging
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

Has USB Type-C
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
has LDAC
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX Adaptive
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
has aptX Low Latency
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
has aptX HD
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
has aptX
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
has aptX Lossless
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
aptX Lossless is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 16-bit/44.1kHz audio (at a maximum bit rate of 1200kbps). This codec provides CD-quality audio without any loss of data.
audio latency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bowers & Wilkins PI5)

Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your headphones/earbuds. Lower latency reduces audio lag, and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.

Features

has ambient sound mode
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
has in/on-ear detection
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
has find earbuds feature
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
You can use the app to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Supports fast charging
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
multipoint count

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bowers & Wilkins PI5)

Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
has a mute function
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
can be used as a headset
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
warranty period

2 years

1 years

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Note: This may vary by region.

Microphone

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
has a noise-canceling microphone
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
mic sensitivity

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bowers & Wilkins PI5)

It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
highest mic frequency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bowers & Wilkins PI5)

The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
lowest mic frequency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bowers & Wilkins PI5)

The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.

Miscellaneous

has an open-back design
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
This audio plug allows you to connect to a range of devices which use a standard 3.5mm jack.
supports Wi-Fi
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins PI5
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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