Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings is the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids 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 protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of 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 of liquids 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, JBL Live Free 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Free 2
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a weight of 10.8g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g are lighter than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by -1g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have sweat resistance
JBL Live Free 2'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, what this means is that Audio Technica ATH TWX9's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Free 2 and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. Each work 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 well in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background sounds while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both JBL Live Free 2, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively 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.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 5.2mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver 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.
JBL Live Free 2'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 shows how well a particular audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Live Free 2
The sound pressure level, 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.
JBL Live Free 2's sound pressure level measurement is 102dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be taken differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, 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 has a full 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 having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 9.5 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 extended periods.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 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 allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 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 iPad. If you are planning 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.
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).
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have 4 microphones.
The JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
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 recognize.
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.
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.
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 JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Free 2 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 too support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a control panel on them.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.