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Updated January 10, 2024·

The 7hz Timeless earbuds, being slightly more expensive, excel in music listening with a very high-quality sound and a strong performance in soundstage and imaging, which is desirable for a detailed and immersive audio experience. They, however, lack wireless connectivity and are not the best choice for exercise due to their size and cable. The Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2, on the other hand, offer a solid overall sound quality, better comfort, and are geared with features such as active noise cancelling, sweat and dustproof certification, wireless operation with good battery life, and are optimized for both Android and Apple devices, making them more versatile for varied activities like calls, meetings, exercise, and air travel. If your focus is solely on superior music quality and can forgo wireless convenience, the 7hz Timeless would be the better choice; but if you value versatility and additional features for everyday use, the Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2 may suit your needs better. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Pi5 S2
6.7
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2 is only fair.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Pi5 S2
5.3
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for gaming, while the Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2 is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Pi5 S2
5.0
The Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2 and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2 is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Pi5 S2
5.6
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Pi5 S2
5.6
The 7hz Timeless is good for TV and video, while the Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2 is poor.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Pi5 S2
8.3
The Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2 is very good for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
Pi5 S2
5.0 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2 has 5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$200
Timeless
Pi5 S2
$231
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $200 and the Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2 costs $231.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Pi5 S2
8.9
The Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2 and 7hz Timeless both have very good build quality.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessBowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2
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GENERAL

Price
$200
$231
Brand
7hzBowers and Wilkins
Release Date
August 1, 2021January 1, 2023
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/106.8/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105.1/10
Gaming Score
6.7/105.3/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/105.6/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A0.75 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5
Case Battery Life
N/A19

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/108.4/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A6.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.9/10
Comfort score
7/108/10
Size
LargeLarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams6 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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7hz Timeless

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Bowers and Wilkins Pi5 S2

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Major HiFi

Chris Golembeski | January 2023
"Bowers and Wilkins isn’t looking to make an obscure, premium wireless bud catered specifically towards audiophiles. Instead, it seems apparent that they’re going for the crown: a cool and popular look, an easy and comfortable fit, and an engaging stage with a great balance that is perfectly suited for mainstream listeners and audiophiles alike."

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About Bowers and Wilkins

Bowers and Wilkins is a British audio equipment manufacturer with a focus on innovation and product development. It was founded by a couple of real-life James Bonds, the co-founders John Bowers and Roy Wilkins, who met while working for MI6 during World War II. The company keeps being favored by enthusiasts due to their sound quality, craftsmanship and signature aesthetics.

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