Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 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||✗||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 level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of 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 the second number of 7 means 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
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by -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 have no wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are resistant to sweat
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during 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, devices with stereo 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 2 Pro have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for diving.
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 overcome background noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your chill time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit 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 2 Pro by 4.2mm , a common assumption 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 indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any 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 2 Pro
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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. How loud something is can be considered differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting a standard 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 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 less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not 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 the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's case is said to have a full charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several 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 2 Pro by 0.5 hours
It takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro use 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 comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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, older than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will work well with your MacBook. 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.
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 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
While the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a noise-canceling 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 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 recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when 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 jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds 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 2 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to locate them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 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. Say, you can 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 too support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
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 too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.