Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 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||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 is the rating 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 refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes 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
Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh less than the Powerbeats Pro by -9.5g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the two earbuds .
Powerbeats Pro have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Powerbeats Pro are resistant to sweat
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9 and Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Powerbeats Pro sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively 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.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of 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 Powerbeats Pro by 6.2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low audible frequencies 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 can produce a juicier bass than the Audio Technica ATH TWX9
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
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 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Powerbeats Pro's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging 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 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 Powerbeats Pro by 1.8 hours
Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies 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, these allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Powerbeats Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, 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, 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 that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro 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).
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 enable the device to filter out noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The vastness 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 earbud microphone can pick up.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16,000Hz, 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 best for recording 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 noises to still be heard even when wearing them
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a find earbuds feature.
Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a 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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without 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 device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a control panel on them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Powerbeats Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.