Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go AirSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||JLab Go Air|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP44|
|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||8mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||103dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||15hours|
|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 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 refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating for solids indicates that they are protected against objects greater than 1.0mm such as wire, 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 JLab Go Air, 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 JLab Go Air have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g are heavier than the JLab Go Air with a difference of 0.8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, JLab Go Air are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JLab Go Air 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
JLab Go Air have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate 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 kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The JLab Go Air sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9, and JLab Go Air have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The JLab Go Air driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound made by 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 JLab Go Air by 2.2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The JLab Go Air's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces 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 make sound with equal bass
The JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
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 JLab Go Air
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JLab Go Air's measurement is 103dB/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 persons, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
JLab Go Air'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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is more than that of JLab Go Air by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and JLab Go Air's case is said to have a charge of 15 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 JLab Go Air by 3.5 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of JLab Go Air by 1 hours
JLab Go Air's battery capacity is 43mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JLab Go Air have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The JLab Go Air have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers 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 JLab Go Air . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JLab Go Air have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JLab Go Air
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 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 Audio Technica ATH TWX9 will work well with your iPad. If you intend 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 APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
JLab Go Air have 2 microphones.
While the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, more than that of JLab Go Air by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
JLab Go Air 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 calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency on how well it converts acoustical energy to electrical energy.
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.
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.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The 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 having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JLab Go Air, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a control panel on them.
JLab Go Air 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 following instruction manuals.
JLab Go Air have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.