Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?
Apr 25, 2021 at 2:18 AM Post #32,357 of 48,119

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Do the P17 case charge when it's in transmission mode hooked up to a USB port? If it doesn't work ,does it work if you put the case under a charging pad?

Will the earbuds connect to the case source or phone when you take the earbuds out as the case are plugged in via 3.5 mm/USB?

Also do you have to use the USB-C to USB C cable provided? I suppose it also work with any USB C - USB A cable?
 
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Apr 25, 2021 at 7:51 AM Post #32,359 of 48,119

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Any Devialet Gemini owners here, how are they volume wise...Do you have they need a lot of volume . I have a Iphone and thinking of checking them out when they become available again next month.
They get pretty loud. Can’t imagine anyone thinking low volume is an issue.
 
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Do the P17 case charge when it's in transmission mode hooked up to a USB port? If it doesn't work ,does it work if you put the case under a charging pad?

Will the earbuds connect to the case source or phone when you take the earbuds out as the case are plugged in via 3.5 mm/USB?

Also do you have to use the USB-C to USB C cable provided? I suppose it also work with any USB C - USB A cable?
I wanted to add a question as a potential B&W PI7 Buyer: Watching a YouTube video review, it seemed like the case allows higher bit rate/resolution than transmitting from a source directly to the earbuds? Can anyone clarify for me?
 
Apr 25, 2021 at 1:36 PM Post #32,361 of 48,119

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I wanted to add a question as a potential B&W PI7 Buyer: Watching a YouTube video review, it seemed like the case allows higher bit rate/resolution than transmitting from a source directly to the earbuds? Can anyone clarify for me?
Yes and no. If you aptx adaptive on your phone you can get hi res via regular streaming. Otherwise the YouTube video was correct. You can use the case to bridge any source including hi res files like tidal. The case transmit via bluetooth to the phone at a higher bitrate than AAC or Aptx. So if you want hi res and don’t have aptx adaptive, use the case as a bridge.
 
Apr 25, 2021 at 1:46 PM Post #32,362 of 48,119

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Actually reading up on this, now I’m confused. This has been reported widely however in researching this it says the case to buds transmit via aptx LL which would not in fact be hi res. Can anyone clarify?
 
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Actually reading up on this, now I’m confused. This has been reported widely however in researching this it says the case to buds transmit via aptx LL which would not in fact be hi res. Can anyone clarify?
Directly from the B&W support person last week the case will transmit APEX HD.
 
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But then you should have quite some latency when streaming from a PC or TV?
No latency observed from my Sony Bravia TV headphone plugin.
 
Apr 25, 2021 at 2:43 PM Post #32,368 of 48,119

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But then you should have quite some latency when streaming from a PC or TV?
I trust what alsorkin was told but I need to get to the bottom this. AptxLL makes more sense to me than AptxHD given the use case. Also I struggle with why they have enabled AptxHD on the buds but then limit it to the case only. That does not make any sense. If they can receive AptxHD from the case they should receive it from any device. The only sources I found say aptx Ll. Has anyone tried to force AptxHD on these?
 
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I trust what alsorkin was told but I need to get to the bottom this. AptxLL makes more sense to me than AptxHD given the use case. Also I struggle with why they have enabled AptxHD on the buds but then limit it to the case only. That does not make any sense. If they can receive AptxHD from the case they should receive it from any device. The only sources I found say aptx Ll. Has anyone tried to force AptxHD on these?
I suggest you call B&W support to get answers on this
 

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