Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeedSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed||Audio Technica ATH TWX9|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||95db/mw||102db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||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||✗||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||10,000hz||16,000hz|
|lowest mic frequency||100hz||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 rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed, 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
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a weight of 12g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g are lighter than the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by -1.2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the two earbuds together.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed 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
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have stereo speakers, devices with stereo 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
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces background noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a unit size of 10mm 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 device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by 4.2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's measurement is 95dB/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 something is can be taken differently by separate persons, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's battery life is 6.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually 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 Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by 0.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables 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, less than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by 5.5 hours
It takes 3 hours to fully charge the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed'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, less than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by 0.5 hours
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed support 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 is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have Bluetooth version of 5.3, 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, older than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed will work fine with your MacBook. 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).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a latency of 40ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have 4 microphones.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. The amount 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 voice that the microphone can recognize.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency on how well it converts acoustical energy to electrical energy.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's highest mic frequency is 10,000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16,000Hz, higher than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by Hz . A microphone, reaching a high frequency of up to 140000Hz is considered among the best today
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, equal to that of the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed . With today's microphones, you can have a frequency starting from around 1Hz.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support the find earbuds feature.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of 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, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect 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 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications from another connected device.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a mute function, they support the option 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 unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a control panel on them.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.