Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TWSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro||Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has an earbud foam||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||9mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||110db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||29hours||30hours|
|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 rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's rating for solids indicates 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, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a rating of IP54 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, they both have the same rating against liquids
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a weight of 16g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, 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 linking any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have sweat resistance
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
An 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 for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and morning commutes. The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW and Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces background noise well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW driver unit is 9mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the sound made by the device.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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 imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, 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 while at it.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW can make sound with a juicier bass than the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro
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 changes to the signal on its way through.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW
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.
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 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery life is less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 11 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the 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 multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 1 hours
It requires 3 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 2 hours
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery power is 53mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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 can provide better results than other codecs at a similar 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 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
The 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).
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have 6 microphones.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest mic frequency is 8,000Hz, high frequencies are better 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 better 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 while wearing them
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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 from another device.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also support the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have a control panel on them.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.