Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Bowers & Wilkins PI7|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP54|
|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||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||18hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✓|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||6only|
|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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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 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 TWX9, Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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
The 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 carry.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7, at 50g weigh more than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by of 39.2g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have sweat resistance
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Audio Technica ATH TWX9's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have ANC enabling 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.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background noise well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both Bowers & Wilkins PI7, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the device.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 3.4mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, 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 inidcates how well an audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Bowers & Wilkins PI7 can produce a juicier bass than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7
SPL, 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, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's battery life is less than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 1.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, 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.
This 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 more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 0.5 hours
It requires 2.5 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 0.5 hours
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
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 case.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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 range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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. 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 TWX9 will work fine with your iPhone. 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 Bowers & Wilkins PI7 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).
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support APTX Adaptive as well which means both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference from other devices.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have 4 microphones.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 microphones are 6, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size 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 earbud microphone can pick up.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16000Hz, high frequencies are best for recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9'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 TWX9 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful 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.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 support 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, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support the find earbuds feature.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Audio Technica ATH TWX9, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a control panel on them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.