Then, there is the case
Many in-ear headphones offer integrated battery that transforms the case from merely storage and protection to charging station. When you store the PI7’s they recharge; when you get home your plug in to charge the case and the PI7’s (the ProCase supports both USB-C and wireless charging). This innovation allows for longer playing times, especially good for those coast-to-coast flights.
So, what makes the Bowers & Wilkins case extra smart? It can operate as a wireless transmitter for any external audio source using either of the included cables. This is a brilliant innovation and it works wonderfully! Simply connect the 3.5mm to USB-C cable to an in-flight entertainment system, your gaming console, your computer, or even a high-end audio system and the audio world is streaming at your fingertips.
Flying internationally? We borrowed this image from a user on a Bowers & Wilkins Social group, where the PI7 ProCase is plugged into the audio jack on an airplane entertainment screen. Make the Boeing 777 your entertainment source. And given you’ll enjoy up to four hours on a charge (plus four additional re-charges from the ProCase) you’ll have music and entertainment for the entire trip.
“I was pleasantly surprised by the audio quality transmitted by the case. I expected it to sound flat and hollow like a tin can. Instead, I was met with a richness and warmth that allowed me to enjoy an in-flight movie more than I have before.”
Since the case is a Bluetooth transmitter so you can use your earbuds on any device that uses a 3.5mm jack.
Active and Adaptive Noise Cancellation
The PI7 uses three microphones on each earpiece for phone calls and for adaptive noise cancellation. The mics monitor, analyze, and adapt their noise cancelling signals and make adjustments according to your surroundings.
To access the noise cancelling features, you’ll want to install the mobile app for iOS or Android. The app provides a full range of noise-cancellation features as well as transparency mode (ambient pass-through), basic battery info, Bluetooth connections, soundscapes, and other settings.
Some of the benefits include:
- A warm, detailed, audiophile sound you don’t find in many true wireless headphones
- Balanced-armature drivers, plus dedicated amps for each driver
- AptX Adaptive codec for 24-bit/48kHz streaming
- Ingenious relay streaming from 3.5mm analog or USB digital sources
- The Bowers & Wilkins noise cancelling doesn’t significantly impact the audio quality
- Plus, the noise cancelling offers a ambient pass-through feature
The PI7 is available in matte white or charcoal finishes; both have matte gold accents. Unlike the smooth, glossy finish of other brands, the matte finish on the Pi7 ProCase ensures it won’t slip out of your hands. And the ear buds are secured magnetically so they won’t fall out.
The PI7 is a true wireless in-ear headphone that doesn’t compromise sound quality for convenience. If you are a serious music lover, someone who travels, or just want to up your in-ear game, stop in the shop and let us show you the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 headphones.