Most of the time, true wireless earbuds tend to focus more on portability, designed to be audio products for those who value portability and convenience. Sometimes this means that audio quality is sacrificed in the process. However, if you want something that’s portable and also potentially sounds good, then Bowers & Wilkins might have something for you.
The company has announced two new pairs of true wireless earbuds in the form of the PI7 and the PI5. With the former, it will take advantage of Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive, while the latter will use Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Stereo Plus technology. We haven’t actually tried the earbuds for ourselves so we can’t speak to quality, but Bowers & Wilkins is a brand well-known in the audio community, so there should be some kind of standard we can expect.
The PI7 earbuds will also sports Adaptive Noise Cancellation technology and will come with a 9.2mm drive unit, making it the more premium earbuds of the two. In terms of battery life, the PI7 is rated for about 4 hours, while the PI5 will go for 4.5 hours. Both earbuds will also support Siri or Google Assistant, depending on the device you’re using it with.
Both models will also come with their own wireless charging case, with the PI7’s case featuring a 3.5mm and USB connection that lets you transmit sound from the source, like a computer, to the earbuds. The PI7 will be priced at $399 while the PI5 will retail for $249.