Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Jabra Elite 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP55|
|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||6mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||27hours|
|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||4only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|highest mic frequency||16000Hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||100Hz||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|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 refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's rating is read as, the first value 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.
In comparison to the Audio Technica ATH TWX9, Jabra Elite 5 have a rating of IP55 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, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 has a lower liquid rating than Jabra Elite 5
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a weight of 10.8g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Jabra Elite 5, at 10g weigh less than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 with a difference -0.8g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Jabra Elite 5 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are resistant to sweat
Jabra Elite 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Jabra Elite 5 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 and Jabra Elite 5 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
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.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size dictates the loudness of the device.
Jabra Elite 5 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 0.2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Jabra Elite 5
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 before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Jabra Elite 5's battery life is more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's case has a full charge of 18.5 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Jabra Elite 5's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 8.5 hours
It requires 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 when they have been unused for extended periods.
Jabra Elite 5 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 0.5 hours
Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Jabra Elite 5 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Jabra Elite 5 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Jabra Elite 5 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.
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 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 Jabra Elite 5 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).
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have 4 microphones.
Jabra Elite 5 microphones are 6, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The amount 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 microphone can recognize.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16000Hz, high frequencies are better for recording 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 best 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 so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support the find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 5 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a 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.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Jabra Elite 5 also support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Jabra Elite 5 too have a control panel on them.
Jabra Elite 5 have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Jabra Elite 5 also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Jabra Elite 5 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.