Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nuraphone NuraTrueSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Nuraphone NuraTrue|
|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||10mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||108dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||18hours|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection given by a casing, against dust 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 protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Nuraphone NuraTrue's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, 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.
In comparison to the Nuraphone NuraTrue, 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue have a weight of 14.8g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh less than the Nuraphone NuraTrue with a difference -4g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Nuraphone NuraTrue are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Nuraphone NuraTrue are resistant to sweat
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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 detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Nuraphone NuraTrue stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9, and Nuraphone NuraTrue have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue driver unit is 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound produced by 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue by 4.2mm , as many tend to believe 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates 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 means that both devices can produce equal bass
Nuraphone NuraTrue's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device produces high human 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 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Nuraphone NuraTrue
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Nuraphone NuraTrue's measurement is 108dB/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 different persons, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Nuraphone NuraTrue'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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue . Every 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 vendor, and the Nuraphone NuraTrue's case has a full charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue by 0.5 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 0.5 hours
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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 electronics.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nuraphone NuraTrue
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Nuraphone NuraTrue will work fine with your MacBook. 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.
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).
Nuraphone NuraTrue have 2 microphones.
While the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired 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 calculation 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 best for recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
The 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.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a find earbuds feature.
Nuraphone NuraTrue support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just 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 connect 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.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a control panel on them.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.