Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL LIVE 300||Audio Technica ATH TWX9|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5.8mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||95dB/mW||102dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||18.5hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||4only|
|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 level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX5, the JBL LIVE 300's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 5 means that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
Compared to the JBL LIVE 300, 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, JBL LIVE 300 has a higher liquid rating than Audio Technica ATH TWX9
JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh less than the JBL LIVE 300 with a difference -54.9g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
JBL LIVE 300 are resistant to sweat
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL LIVE 300 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9 and JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The JBL LIVE 300 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9, and JBL LIVE 300 have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound made by the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, making both Audio Technica ATH TWX9, and JBL LIVE 300 similar in how loud their sound can get , many people have a misconception 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.
The JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low recognizable frequencies 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 make sound with equal bass
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
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 JBL LIVE 300
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL LIVE 300's measurement is 95dB/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, something is can be considered differently by separate persons, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
JBL LIVE 300's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is usually 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 equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300 . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening 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 manufacturer, and JBL LIVE 300's case has a full charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours 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, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4.5 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 0.5 hours
JBL LIVE 300's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JBL LIVE 300 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
JBL LIVE 300 have Bluetooth version of 5, 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, newer than that of JBL LIVE 300 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300
JBL LIVE 300 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL LIVE 300 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.
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).
JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude 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 recognize.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16000Hz, high frequencies are better for recording 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.
JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
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 what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just 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.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link 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.
JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL LIVE 300, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a control panel on them.
JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
JBL LIVE 300 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.