JBL Live Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||JBL Live Pro 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX5|
|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||11mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||93dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||30hours|
|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 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|
Ingress protection 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 refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's rating for solids indicates 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 Pro 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, JBL Live Pro 2 has a higher liquid rating than Audio Technica ATH TWX9
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a weight of 10.8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g weigh less than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 with a difference -1.2g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit 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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Pro 2 and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 and JBL Live Pro 2 work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both JBL Live Pro 2, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down 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 basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 5.2mm , 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 yes, larger drivers can generate 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 measures if and how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Live Pro 2
SPL, 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.
JBL Live Pro 2's sound pressure level measurement is 93dB/mW. How loud a device is can be perceived differently by different people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's case is said to have 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.
JBL Live Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 11.5 hours
It takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
JBL Live Pro 2 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 0.5 hours
JBL Live Pro 2's battery power is 65mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The JBL Live Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell 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 through a single cable.
JBL Live Pro 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Pro 2 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.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 well 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.
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).
JBL Live Pro 2 support APTX Adaptive as well which means both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio from other devices.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have 4 microphones.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 2 . 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 intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
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 measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can recognize.
JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency on how well it converts acoustical energy to electrical energy.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up 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 channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Live Pro 2 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 run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a find earbuds feature.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play an alarm 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.
JBL Live Pro 2 support fast charging. This kind is 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 having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications 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 Pro 2 also have this function. It means that you unilaterally 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 device.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a warranty period of 1 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 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.