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||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Samsung Galaxy Buds Live|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX2|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|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||15hours|
|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||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||16,000hz||✗|
|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 given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's rating is read as, the first value 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 take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live with a difference -0.4g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have sweat resistance
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 work with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that suites your chill time.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate 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 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
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
The sound pressure level, 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's case is said to have a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge 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 highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
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 capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display 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 device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement 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 connecting 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 that is 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will work well with your iPhone. 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).
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
The 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 device to filter out noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The 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 measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16,000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up 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 picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 while being aware of what’s happening around you, say 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 earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support the find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to locate them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
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 is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
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 also have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.