Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nuraphone NuraTrueSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Nuraphone NuraTrue||Audio Technica ATH TWX9|
|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||10mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||108dB/mW||102dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||18.5hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||4only|
|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 given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Nuraphone NuraTrue's rating for solids indicates 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 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
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a weight of 14.8g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g are lighter than the Nuraphone NuraTrue with a difference -4g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Nuraphone NuraTrue are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Nuraphone NuraTrue have sweat resistance
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Nuraphone NuraTrue have stereo speakers, what this means is that Nuraphone NuraTrue's speakers deliver sound from independent 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
Active noise cancellation uses advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your chill time.
Nuraphone NuraTrue sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9, and Nuraphone NuraTrue have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue driver unit is 10mm 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, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an 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 implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Nuraphone NuraTrue's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an 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 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Nuraphone NuraTrue
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured 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, 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 equal to that of the Nuraphone NuraTrue . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue's case has a charge of 18 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, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 0.5 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Nuraphone NuraTrue'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 Nuraphone NuraTrue by 0.5 hours
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a 10meters distance connecting 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 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue will work fine 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 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).
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have 2 microphones.
While the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
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 pick up.
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.
Nuraphone NuraTrue support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through 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 but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support the find earbuds feature.
Nuraphone NuraTrue support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a control panel on them.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have 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 have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets 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.