65points

Bowers & Wilkins P7

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Bowers & Wilkins P7
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Sony WH-1000XM3
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Bowers & Wilkins P7 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3
65
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100
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Why is Bowers & Wilkins P7 better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 25 Ohms lower impedance
    22 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Bowers & Wilkins P7?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs10Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
  • 35g lighter
    255gvs290g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.weight

290g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has included ear pads
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

4Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.sound pressure level

111dB/mW

104.5dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

5.has a neodymium magnet
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

4.Has WiFi
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

2.can be used as a headset
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has an in-line control panel
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.number of microphones

1

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.Has voice prompts
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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