Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Huawei FreeBuds 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP54|
|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||25hours|
|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||✓||✓|
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IP ratings is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5's rating for solids indicates that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Huawei FreeBuds 5, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a weight of 10.8g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g have the same weight as the Huawei FreeBuds 5
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 are resistant to sweat
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Huawei FreeBuds 5's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 sit well in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, 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 Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 5.2mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can produce a juicier bass than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery life is 5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Huawei FreeBuds 5's case is said to have a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows 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, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 6.5 hours
It requires 2.5 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery power is 42mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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 Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
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 provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
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).
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have 6 microphones.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is 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 voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
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 known 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 Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, 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 Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can 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 Huawei FreeBuds 5 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.