Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the JBL Wave Buds's rating is read as, the first value of 5 denotes 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 the second value 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 JBL Wave 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 JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh more than the JBL Wave Buds with a difference of 1.8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds together.
JBL Wave Buds are resistant to sweat
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9 and JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
JBL Wave Buds sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9, and JBL Wave Buds have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL Wave Buds driver unit is 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2.2mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
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 JBL Wave Buds
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Wave Buds's measurement is 100dB/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 perceived differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The JBL Wave Buds's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, 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 the JBL Wave Buds's case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours 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 JBL Wave Buds by 5.5 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave 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 JBL Wave Buds by 0.5 hours
JBL Wave Buds's battery capacity is 47mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your device and 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 the battery is running low.
The JBL Wave Buds have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in 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.
The JBL Wave 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 JBL Wave Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Wave Buds have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds
JBL Wave 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Wave Buds will work fine with your iPad. 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).
The JBL Wave Buds have 2 microphones.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The amount 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.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency as a transducer.
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 defined as its upper limiting frequency.
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 JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
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 jog but would still want to hear traffic.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Wave Buds have a find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. This kind is 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 just 30 minutes.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link 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.
The JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL Wave Buds, 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 Wave Buds support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
JBL Wave Buds come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.