Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Live||Audio Technica ATH TWX9|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX2||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||12mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||102dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||15hours||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||✗||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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 2 means that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live has a lower liquid rating than Audio Technica ATH TWX9
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a weight of 11.2g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by -0.4g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are resistant to sweat
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's 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 makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 6.2mm , 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
SPL, is the level of pressure 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is 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 equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's case has a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's charging case has a battery life of 18.5 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 3.5 hours
It requires 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live'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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 1.9 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support USB TYPE-C, an industry-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 is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will work fine with your MacBook. 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.
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).
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 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 measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can recognize.
The 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 known as its upper limiting frequency.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9'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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
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 your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support the find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the 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 can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 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 switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.