Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Marshall Minor III|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|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||12mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||25hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|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 is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Marshall Minor III's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Marshall Minor III, 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, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Marshall Minor III have a weight of 8g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh more than the Marshall Minor III by of 2.8g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Marshall Minor III are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Marshall Minor III have sweat resistance
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Marshall Minor III have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent 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 reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Marshall Minor III driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with 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 Marshall Minor III by 6.2mm , many people have a misconception 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Marshall Minor III'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 means that both devices produce equal bass
Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments 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 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Marshall Minor III
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.
The Marshall Minor III's battery life is 5 hours, these last less 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 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 Marshall Minor III by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Marshall Minor III's case has a full charge of 25 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, less than that of Marshall Minor III by 6.5 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Marshall Minor III's battery. It is recommended to fully charge 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 Marshall Minor III by 1 hours
The Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Marshall Minor III have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies 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 tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Marshall Minor III 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 is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Marshall Minor III have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Marshall Minor III have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III
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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 will work fine 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 APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Marshall Minor III support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
Marshall Minor III have 2 microphones.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the desired sound.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The extent 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's highest mic frequency is 16000Hz, high frequencies are best 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 best for recording 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 them
The Marshall Minor III support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a find earbuds feature.
The Marshall Minor III support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also 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. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The 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 switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Marshall Minor III have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Marshall Minor III, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a control panel on them.
Marshall Minor III support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Marshall Minor III come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.