Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Beats Studio Buds|
|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||8.2mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||100.5dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||16hours|
|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 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 a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Beats Studio Buds'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 Beats Studio Buds, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 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
Beats Studio Buds have a weight of 5.1g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh more than the Beats Studio Buds by of 5.7g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Beats Studio Buds are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Beats Studio Buds are resistant to sweat
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Beats Studio Buds 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 Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
Beats Studio Buds have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have ANC making both devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The Beats Studio Buds and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your commute or that suites your relaxation time.
The Beats Studio Buds stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9, and Beats Studio Buds have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Beats Studio Buds have a unit size of 8.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2.4mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Beats Studio Buds
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Beats Studio Buds's measurement is 100.5dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's sound pressure level measurement is 102dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be considered differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Beats Studio Buds's battery life is 8 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 requires fewer chargings.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is less than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Beats Studio Buds's case has a full charge of 16 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's charging case has a battery life of 18.5 hours, more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2.5 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Beats Studio Buds's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 1 hours
The Beats Studio Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Beats Studio Buds support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Beats Studio Buds have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Beats Studio Buds have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds
Beats Studio Buds 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 Beats Studio Buds will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 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).
Beats Studio Buds have 6 microphones.
While the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, less than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Beats Studio Buds use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
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 calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can recognize.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up 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.
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Beats Studio Buds support the find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to locate them.
Beats Studio Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Beats Studio Buds 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another connected device.
The Beats Studio Buds have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Beats Studio Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a control panel on them.
The Beats Studio Buds support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Beats Studio Buds come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.