Audio Technica ATH CKS50TWSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus|
|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||✗|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||22hours|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. 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 (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value 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 Plus 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 Plus
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a weight of 16g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, at 12.6g are lighter than the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW with a difference -3.4g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, and Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
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 the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound produced by the device.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW produce a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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 before recharge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 9 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 vendor, and Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's case is said to have a charge of 30 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's charging case has a battery life of 22 hours, less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 8 hours
It requires 3 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 2 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery power is 85mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts 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 Plus too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too support 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 enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a latency of 134ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have 6 microphones.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
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.
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 pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 easily find them in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.