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Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|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||9.3mm|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||18hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||8only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||8,000hz||✗|
|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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's rating is read as, the first value 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.
In comparison to the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a weight of 16g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, at 12.5g weigh less than the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by -3.5g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW are resistant to sweat
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have stereo speakers, what this means is that Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW driver unit is 9mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 0.3mm , as many tend to believe 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 deliver better quality sound.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW can produce a juicier bass than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured 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.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's battery life is 20 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 14 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's case is said to have a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 12 hours
It takes 3 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 1 hours
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 iPad. If you intend 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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).
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support APTX Adaptive as well which means both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference from other devices.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have 8 microphones.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest mic frequency is 8,000Hz, high frequencies are better 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 while wearing the earbuds
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support the find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. This kind is 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 just 30 minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW 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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another connected device.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' 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 functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have a control panel on them.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.