Audio Technica ATH CKS50TWSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX2|
|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||11mm|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||21.5hours|
|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||✓||✓|
|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 level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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.
Compared to the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a rating of IPX2 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a weight of 16g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, at 10g weigh less than the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW with a difference -6g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An earbud foam is made 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, what this means is that Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, and Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW driver unit is 9mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating 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 a particular audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW can produce a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce 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 for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's battery life is less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 12.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely 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 Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's case has a full charge of 30 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's charging case has a battery life of 21.5 hours, less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 8.5 hours
It takes 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 unused for long periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 too have a battery level indicator, these 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, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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. Because 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 iPad. 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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).
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have 6 microphones.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest mic frequency is 8,000Hz, high frequencies are best for recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 also have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 also have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.