Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Powerbeats Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|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||24hours|
|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 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 rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro'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 Powerbeats Pro, 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 Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh less than the Powerbeats Pro with a difference -9.5g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The Powerbeats Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Powerbeats Pro have sweat resistance
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Powerbeats Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9 and Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 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 device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Powerbeats Pro sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9, and Powerbeats Pro have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Powerbeats Pro have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the loudness of 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 Powerbeats Pro by 6.2mm , 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, 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 means that Powerbeats Pro produce a juicier bass than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
The sound pressure level, 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 Powerbeats Pro'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 commonly 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 less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 3 hours . Each 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 have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Powerbeats Pro's case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows 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 Powerbeats Pro by 5.5 hours
It requires 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is recommended 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 Powerbeats Pro by 1.8 hours
The Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your device and charging case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Powerbeats Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers 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 Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro
Powerbeats Pro 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro 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.
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).
Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
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 pick up.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16000Hz, high frequencies are better 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 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 channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support the find earbuds feature.
Powerbeats Pro 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 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The 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. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the Powerbeats Pro, so you can easily 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.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Powerbeats Pro come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.