Bose 700 vs Bowers & Wilkins PX

Bose 700 review
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Bowers & Wilkins PX review

What may I tell having an opportunity to compare the headphones Bose 700 vs Bowers & Wilkins PX? Both are over ear, closed back headphones and wireless and wired wearing mode.

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Features

Bowers & Wilkins PX is represented with impedance of 22 Ohm, 10Hz-20KHz frequency response, and total harmonic distortion of 0.3% that is quite impressive for decent sound reproduction, that I will test further. Their sensitivity is 111 dB. These features of Bose 700 are not specified. Though, the PX model may show off a longer battery life, 22 hours (or 50 without active noise cancelling) vs 20 hours of Bose 700. Having a wired mode both have a battery free listening mode. I find the battery level indicator also a useful option.

Sound

What I find really great is the adjustable level of noise canceling. It is really useful to block the outside noise to the level you need at the moment.

The music of Bose 700 sounds clean and balanced and no frequency really stands out so you get an accurate representation of your music. The bass may seem tighter at higher volumes. I am impressed with the astonishing amount of details provided by Bowers & Wilkins PX plus an incredibly wide soundstage. But the sound perception may change a bit on different levels of noise canceling.

Comfort and design

The Bowers & Wilkins PX is heavier vs Bose 700 being 335 g vs 255 g. Both are comfy with their adjustable headband but are completely unfoldable that makes them volumetric to carry with. They are not bulky to use in running or sports but closed over ear design can make you sweat. The fit of Bose is also unstable enough for active moves though the PX model fits tighter.

Bose 700 pros and cons

Bose 700 pros and cons

Pros

  • Touch and voice control vs PX voice control only
  • Speed charge is a great advantage for use on the go
  • Impressive Bluetooth microphone

Cons

  • Horrible app that takes hours to install and activate, an unreasonable waste of time and mess to start using just a pair of headphones

Bowers & Wilkins PX pros and cons

Bowers & Wilkins PX pros and cons

Pros

  • Have an advantage of AptX/AptX HD support that gives more audio resolution
  • Great quality and pleasant to touch smooth plastic
  • I also like the tight sealing of ear cups that makes a good sound isolation

Cons

  • Their steady design can feel even tight on some heads

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
8
Bowers & Wilkins PX
8.1
10
7
10
10
9
8
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Common

Product

Bose 700
Bowers & Wilkins PX

Model

700
PX

Brand

Bose
Bowers & Wilkins

Reviews

4317
1420

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

22

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

111

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

255/9
335/11.8

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri, Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, noise cancelling, voice assistant
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, bluetooth, noise cancelling

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

5.0
4.2

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP,GAP,SDAP, DIP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

20
22 (50 without noise cancelling)

Charging time, hrs

2.5

Charging port

USB-C
USB-C

Charging cable

USB-C to USB-A
USB-C to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Bose 700
Bowers & Wilkins PX
Bose 700
Bowers & Wilkins PX

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 8Bose 700
  • 8.1Bowers & Wilkins PX

The Bowers & Wilkins PX is better headphones in this comparison. Check Bowers & Wilkins PX price