Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 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||16,000hz||✗|
|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 is the level 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 means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
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 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
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a weight of 10.8g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Jabra Elite 5, at 10g weigh less than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 with a difference -0.8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 5 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have sweat resistance
Jabra Elite 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as 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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Jabra Elite 5 and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Jabra Elite 5 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise without using technology 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 produces sound in the device, its 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 , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Jabra Elite 5
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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.
The 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Jabra Elite 5's battery life is more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 3 hours . 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 vendor, and 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.
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 fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Jabra Elite 5 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 0.5 hours
The Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Jabra Elite 5 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers 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 to connect 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 that is 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 will work fine with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , 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.
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.
While the Jabra Elite 5 microphones are 6, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
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 recognize.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16,000Hz, high frequencies are better for recording 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.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Jabra Elite 5 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.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The 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 thirty minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 5 also have this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' 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.
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.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Jabra Elite 5 too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Jabra Elite 5 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.