Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Beats Studio Buds's rating for solids indicates 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 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
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Beats Studio Buds are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Beats Studio Buds have sweat resistance
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices good 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
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of 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 earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have ANC making both devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your chill time.
The Beats Studio Buds sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Beats Studio Buds have a unit size of 8.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which means 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Beats Studio Buds
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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 taken differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Beats Studio Buds's battery life is 8 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.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is less than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2 hours . Every 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 the Beats Studio Buds's case is said to have a full charge of 16 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Beats Studio Buds's battery. It is recommended to fully charge 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 shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and charging case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Beats Studio Buds have USB TYPE-C, an industry-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 range, 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.
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 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Beats Studio Buds will work well with your iPad. 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 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).
The 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 enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Beats Studio Buds use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
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 measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the microphone can recognize.
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 best for picking up 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 noises 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 while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Beats Studio Buds have a find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
Beats Studio Buds support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support fast charging. This kind is 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 thirty minutes.
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. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Beats Studio Buds have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Beats Studio Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a control panel on them.
The Beats Studio Buds have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Beats Studio Buds come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.