Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH TWX9||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus|
|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||✗|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18.5hours||22hours|
|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||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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, 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, Audio Technica ATH TWX9 has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a weight of 12.6g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus with a difference -1.8g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have sweat resistance
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus'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 more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background sounds well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 driver unit is 5.8mm 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, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
SPL, 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is 11 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is 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 less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's case is said to have a full charge of 22 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables 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, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 3.5 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge 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 Plus by 1.5 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery capacity is 85mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have USB TYPE-C, a 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning 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.
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. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a latency of 134ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have 6 microphones.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude 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 pick up.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have 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 Plus have a find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a warranty period of 1 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside 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.