Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the level of protection given by a casing, 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 resistance against liquids (water).
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 the second value 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, Sony WF C500 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Sony WF C500, at 10.8g have the same weight as the Audio Technica ATH TWX9
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are resistant to sweat
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices good 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.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 sit well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF C500, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have passive noise reduction this means that they limit 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, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, making both Sony WF C500, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 similar in how loud their sound gets , a common assumption 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 indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500'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 a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Sony WF C500
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.
Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is 6 hours, 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 chanrgings.
Sony WF C500'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 playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9's case has 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 recharging the case itself.
Sony WF C500's charging case has a battery life of 10 hours, less 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 charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Sony WF C500 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH TWX9
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with 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 transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF C500 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 1meters
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend 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 Sony WF C500 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.
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).
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have 4 microphones.
The Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The vastness 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 recognize.
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 defined as its upper limiting frequency.
The 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 pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support the find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Sony WF C500 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just 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.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 too have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Sony WF C500 also have a control panel on them.
Sony WF C500 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 following 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.
Sony WF C500 also support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony WF C500 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.