Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Z2||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||✗||102dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||31hours||18.5hours|
|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||✗||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 is the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP55, the OnePlus Buds Z2's rating for solids indicates 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.
In comparison to the OnePlus Buds Z2, 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 Z2
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh more than the OnePlus Buds Z2 with a difference of 1.8g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Z2 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
OnePlus Buds Z2 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 Z2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that OnePlus Buds Z2's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9 and OnePlus Buds Z2 have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The OnePlus Buds Z2 and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
OnePlus Buds Z2 stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces 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 means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 5.2mm , 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable 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 OnePlus Buds Z2
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured 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 OnePlus Buds Z2's battery life is 7 hours, a device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and OnePlus Buds Z2's case is said to have a full charge of 31 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several 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 Z2 by 12.5 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the OnePlus Buds Z2'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 Z2 by 1 hours
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
OnePlus Buds Z2 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 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 OnePlus Buds Z2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2
OnePlus Buds Z2 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the OnePlus Buds Z2 will work well 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.
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 OnePlus Buds Z2 have 6 microphones.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The amount of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can recognize.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up 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 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 noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device 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, the OnePlus Buds Z2 have a find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty 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. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The OnePlus Buds Z2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a control panel on them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.