Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||JBL LIVE 300|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX5|
|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||102dB/mW||95dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||14hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||2only|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of 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 number 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, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 has a lower liquid rating than JBL LIVE 300
The JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g are lighter than the JBL LIVE 300 with a difference -54.9g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL LIVE 300 have sweat resistance
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL LIVE 300 have an earbud foam to some 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.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL LIVE 300 stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9, and JBL LIVE 300 have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
JBL LIVE 300 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound gets , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The 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 on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL LIVE 300
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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. How loud a device is can be perceived differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
JBL LIVE 300's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer 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 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.
This is given by the vendor, and the JBL LIVE 300's case has a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several 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 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 charge fully 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 power is 60mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and charging case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
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 use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
JBL LIVE 300 have Bluetooth version of 5, 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, newer than that of JBL LIVE 300 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL LIVE 300 have a 10meters distance connecting 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 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 JBL LIVE 300 will work well with your iPhone. 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).
JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
While 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 device to filter out noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
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 voice that the earbud 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 known as its upper limiting frequency.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are better for picking up 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 channel ambient noises 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 while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
JBL LIVE 300 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a find earbuds feature.
JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling 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, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL LIVE 300, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a control panel on them.
JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.