Audio Technica ATH CKS50TWSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ip57|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||20hours|
|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||✗||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||8,000hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||100hz||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|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 is the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a rating of IP57 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX has a higher liquid rating than Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a weight of 16g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, at 12g weigh less than the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by -4g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW are resistant to sweat
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a unit size of 9mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 0.2mm , 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW can make sound with a juicier bass than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's battery life is 20 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 12 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's case is said to have a full charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 10 hours
It requires 3 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 1.5 hours
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery capacity is 70mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX 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.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support APTX Adaptive as well which implies that both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio from other devices.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have 6 microphones.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest mic frequency is 8,000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are better for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another connected device.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also support this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also have a control panel on them.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a warranty period of 3 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.