Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Mpow Flame S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX7|
|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||✗|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✓|
|has aptx low latency||✗||✓|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||✗|
|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|
IP ratings is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second 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 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.
Compared to the Audio Technica ATH TWX9, Mpow Flame S have a rating of IPX7 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Mpow Flame S has a higher liquid rating than Audio Technica ATH TWX9
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 more comfortable to move with.
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 case since they have no wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Mpow Flame S have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds 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
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Mpow Flame S and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, 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 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Mpow Flame S too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both Mpow Flame S, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
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.
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 requires fewer chargings.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 6 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9's case has a full charge of 18.5 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
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 when they have been in storage for long periods.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, these allow 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.
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.
Mpow Flame S has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S 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 well with your iPhone. 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 Mpow Flame S 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.
Mpow Flame S support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
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).
Mpow Flame S support APTX Adaptive as well which means both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference from other devices.
Mpow Flame S support APTX Low Latency, a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag for example when playing games.
The Mpow Flame S support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have 4 microphones.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Mpow Flame S too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
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 calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16000Hz, high frequencies are best for recording 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 best for recording 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 so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Mpow Flame S 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.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a find earbuds feature.
The Mpow Flame S too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Mpow Flame S too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only 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.
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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Mpow Flame S also support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With 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 Mpow Flame S also have a control panel on them.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Mpow Flame S also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Mpow Flame S too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.