Jabra Evolve2 BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Evolve2 Buds||Audio Technica ATH TWX9|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||102db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||18.5hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||20meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||8,000hz||16,000hz|
|lowest mic frequency||80hz||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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds'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.
In comparison to the Jabra Evolve2 Buds, 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
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a weight of 10.8g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g have the same weight as the Jabra Evolve2 Buds
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Jabra Evolve2 Buds are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Jabra Evolve2 Buds are resistant to sweat
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have stereo speakers, what this means is that Jabra Evolve2 Buds'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 utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Jabra Evolve2 Buds and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds stay well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9, and Jabra Evolve2 Buds have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds driver unit is 6mm 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 device, its size determines 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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 0.2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Jabra Evolve2 Buds
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.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery life is 10 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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 less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds's case is said to have a charge of 21 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's charging case has a battery life of 18.5 hours, less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 2.5 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 0.5 hours
Jabra Evolve2 Buds, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in 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.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Jabra Evolve2 Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a 20meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 10meters
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds will work fine with your MacBook. 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.
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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds have 6 microphones.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a noise-canceling type of 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 measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest mic frequency is 8,000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16,000Hz, lower than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by Hz . A microphone, that reach a high frequency of up to 140000Hz is among the best today
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest mic frequency is 80Hz, 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's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, higher than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 20Hz . With modern microphones, you can have a frequency starting from around 1Hz.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
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 run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Jabra Evolve2 Buds support the find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too 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 can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Jabra Evolve2 Buds . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another connected device.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Jabra Evolve2 Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a control panel on them.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a warranty period of 2 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.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.