Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 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||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 refer to the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
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 the second value of 2 means that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
In comparison 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus has a lower liquid rating than Audio Technica ATH TWX9
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a weight of 12.6g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g are lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by -1.8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 Plus have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Audio Technica ATH TWX9 and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size determines the sound made by the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component 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 produce equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device generates 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 40,000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is 11 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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 . Every 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's case has a full charge of 22 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 recommended 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 power is 85mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 device and case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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 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 can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning 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).
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.
While the 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 earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired 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 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 best for recording 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 recording 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 pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, 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, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, 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, this 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 having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a control panel on them.
The 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 via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets 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.