Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro||Audio Technica ATH TWX9|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX7||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||25db/mw||102db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||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||✗||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|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, 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, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, 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 2 Pro has a higher liquid rating than Audio Technica ATH TWX9
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g are lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro with a difference -0.2g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro'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
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be spoilt. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for diving.
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Audio Technica ATH TWX9 operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that enhances your chill time.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by 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 2 Pro by 4.2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces 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 make sound with equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that Audio Technica ATH TWX9 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/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. The sound pressure level, something is can be taken differently by separate persons, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is 8 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's case has a full charge of 18 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, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 0.5 hours
It takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state 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 earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, 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, older than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will work fine with your iPad. 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.
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 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds 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 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 sound that the microphone can recognize.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's highest mic frequency is 16,000Hz, high frequencies are better 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 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel 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, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. This kind is 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 thirty minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.