Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi FlipBuds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro|
|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||11mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||21hours|
|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 is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of 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.
In comparison to the Audio Technica ATH TWX9, Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, at 12.2g are heavier than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by of 1.4g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have sweat resistance
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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your commute or that suites your relaxation time.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The 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 the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
SPL, is the pressure level 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.
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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery life is more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 1 hours . Each 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This 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 a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 2.5 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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro takes 0.52 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Audio Technica ATH TWX9 by 1.98 hours
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support 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 enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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. Because 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 MacBook. 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.
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).
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support APTX Adaptive as well which implies that both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference from other devices.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have 4 microphones.
While the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size 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 sound that the earbud 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 defined as its upper limiting frequency.
The 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 noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support 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 lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a find earbuds feature.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a 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 and not miss notifications from another device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's 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.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a control panel on them.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.