62points

Bowers & Wilkins PI4

58points

Sony WI-1000X

Bowers & Wilkins PI4
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27 facts in comparison

Bowers & Wilkins PI4 vs Sony WI-1000X

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Why is Bowers & Wilkins PI4 better than Sony WI-1000X?

  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    2vs1
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • 0.9 newer Bluetooth version
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    5vs4.1
  • Has a mute function
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  • 0.25h shorter charge time
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    3.25hvs3.5h
  • 31g lighter
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    40gvs71g
  • Has an in-line control panel
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Why is Sony WI-1000X better than Bowers & Wilkins PI4?

  • Has voice commands
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  • Control panel placed on a device
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  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs10Hz
  • Has voice prompts
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  • 10000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs30000Hz
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Price comparison

Bowers & Wilkins PI4

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$290.63
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$274.22
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$299.99
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Design

1.sweat resistance
Bowers & Wilkins PI4
Sony WI-1000X
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Bowers & Wilkins PI4
Sony WI-1000X
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins PI4
Sony WI-1000X
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
4.has an in-ear form
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Sony WI-1000X
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
5.weight

40g

71g

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.
6.has no wires or cables
Bowers & Wilkins PI4
Sony WI-1000X
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.

Sound quality

1.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Bowers & Wilkins PI4
Sony WI-1000X
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.
2.has passive noise reduction
Bowers & Wilkins PI4
Sony WI-1000X
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
4.highest frequency

30000Hz

40000Hz

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

Microphone

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Bowers & Wilkins PI4
Sony WI-1000X
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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.
2.has a battery level indicator
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Sony WI-1000X
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a rechargeable battery
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Sony WI-1000X
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.charge time

3.25h

3.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Sony WI-1000X
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
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.
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bowers & Wilkins PI4
Sony WI-1000X
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.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bowers & Wilkins PI4
Sony WI-1000X
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.
2.has voice commands
Bowers & Wilkins PI4
Sony WI-1000X
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
3.control panel placed on a device
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Sony WI-1000X
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.
4.has a mute function
Bowers & Wilkins PI4
Sony WI-1000X
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
5.Has voice prompts
Bowers & Wilkins PI4
Sony WI-1000X
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.
6.travel bag is included
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Sony WI-1000X
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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