Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Sony WF C500|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|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||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||10hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|highest mic frequency||16000Hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||100Hz||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring 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.
In comparison 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 because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Sony WF C500, at 10.8g have the same weight as the Audio Technica ATH TWX9
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have sweat resistance
Sony WF C500'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.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) 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 have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 stay well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF C500, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size dictates the loudness of 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 can get , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean 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 generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Sony WF C500
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.
The Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 4 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, 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 several 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 recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF C500 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH TWX9
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too support 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 close proximity, 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 to connect 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 a similar 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.
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 Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The 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 microphone can pick up.
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 better 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 pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support the find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. Usually, 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. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 too support this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but 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 features are supported on the device.
Sony WF C500 too 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF C500 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony WF C500 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.