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Overall Score 7.0 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 TWX9||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5.8mm||9.3mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||18hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||8only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||16000Hz||✗|
|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 rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents 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 TWX9'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.
In comparison to the Audio Technica ATH TWX9, 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 TWX9 have a weight of 10.8g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, at 12.5g are heavier than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by of 1.7g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have sweat resistance
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. 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 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 driver unit is 5.8mm 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 earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 3.5mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Audio Technica ATH TWX9's measurement is 102dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is 6 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not 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 the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's case has a charge of 18.5 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life 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 TWX9 by 0.5 hours
It takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery. It is highly adivsable 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 TWX9 by 0.5 hours
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, 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 TWX9 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 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 TWX9
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 TWX9 will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , 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.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 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.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have 4 microphones.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II microphones are 8, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16000Hz, 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 TWX9's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel 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, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but 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 .
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a find earbuds feature.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to find them.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too 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 is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support multipoint of 2 connections, this 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 having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another connected device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a control panel on them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.