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Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's rating for solids indicates 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 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 prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, at 12.5g are heavier than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 with a difference of 1.7g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless because it has no wires linking 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 each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are resistant to sweat
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device 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 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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, 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 chanrgings.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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 manufacturer, and the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's case is said to have a charge of 18.5 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge 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 charge fully 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
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell 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 through a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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 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 provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 will work fine 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 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).
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have 4 microphones.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II microphones are 8, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
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 calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud 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 defined as its upper limiting frequency.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9'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 TWX9 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
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, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a find earbuds feature.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too support fast charging. This kind is 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 thirty minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 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. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Audio Technica ATH TWX9, so you can easily 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.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.