Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||LG Tone Free Fit TF8|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ip67|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|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||20hours|
|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 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 an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection 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 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, LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a rating of IP67 meaning that they are completely dust proof and that of liquids is that, LG Tone Free Fit TF8 has a higher liquid rating than Audio Technica ATH TWX9
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8, at 5.7g are lighter than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 with a difference -5.1g
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 don't have wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds .
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have sweat resistance
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both LG Tone Free Fit TF8 and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both LG Tone Free Fit TF8, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 0.2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
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.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the LG Tone Free Fit TF8
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure 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 before recharge. 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.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery life is more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9's case is said to have a full charge of 18.5 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 1.5 hours
It takes 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 for the first time.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 1.5 hours
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery power is 68mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and case.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 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 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 intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 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).
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have 4 microphones.
While the LG Tone Free Fit TF8 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 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The extent 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 microphone can pick up.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16,000Hz, high frequencies are best 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 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 channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support the find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 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. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 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 connected device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also have this function. It means that you can 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 device.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have a control panel on them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.