OnePlus Buds Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Pro 2||Audio Technica ATH TWX9|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip55||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||97db/mw||102db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||18.5hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||✗||16,000hz|
|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 rank of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP55, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2's rating is read as, the first number 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 of liquids that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
Compared to the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, 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, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Pro 2
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g are heavier than the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by of 1g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have sweat resistance
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that OnePlus Buds Pro 2's 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 OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 sit tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound produced 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 OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 5.2mm , a common assumption 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 indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 can make sound with a juicier bass than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, OnePlus Buds Pro 2's measurement is 97dB/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 taken differently by separate persons, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 3 hours . Every 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the OnePlus Buds Pro 2's case has a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows 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, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 11.5 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery. It is recommended to fully charge 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 OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 1.5 hours
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 use 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 comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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 OnePlus Buds Pro 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend 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).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a latency of 54ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
While the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 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 microphone can pick up.
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 16,000Hz, 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 recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another connected device.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a control panel on them.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.