Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5.8mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||16000Hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||100Hz||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✗||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a weight of 10.6g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh more than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by of 0.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have sweat resistance
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers, what this means is that Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your chill time.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 5.2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Audio Technica ATH TWX9's measurement is 102dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's charging case has a battery life of 18.5 hours, less than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 5.5 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 1.5 hours
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery capacity is 49.7mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) will work well with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have 6 microphones.
While the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, less than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The extent of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the microphone can recognize.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a control panel on them.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.