Audio Technica ATH ANC900BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Shure Aonic 40See price on Amazon
Overall Score 3.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Shure Aonic 40 have a weight of 311g, these weigh below 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT, at 263g are lighter than the Shure Aonic 40 with a difference -48g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone earpieces, while the other end is inserted into a source device. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Shure Aonic 40 are one of those.
With a detachable cable, Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT too can use alternative cables and if the cable is pulled, it will pop out instead of breaking.
Shure Aonic 40 are foldable, which makes them more portable. Foldable headphones are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
The Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT too can fold up, foldable headphones can reduce their size by 60% to 70% when folded.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, Shure Aonic 40's cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to microfractures in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or rendering your headphones defective.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement, but remember that every cable based on the conducting material used has a certain amount of parasitic resistance, inductance, and capacitance. How much depends on the length and construction. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT comes with a 1.2meters cable.
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear Shure Aonic 40 have a comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This design is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT with this design offer potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
Shure Aonic 40 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 ANC900BT and Shure Aonic 40 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 outside (noise from your surrounding) and adding -1 inside (counter sound within the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Shure Aonic 40 allow you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT too have active noise cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each may work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting, mode, or noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Passive Noise Cancellation uses well-designed ear cups to seal out unwanted noise. This is used for both in-ear earphones and over-ear headphones where the headphone itself will keep surrounding noise out. The Shure Aonic 40 sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Shure Aonic 40's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this means that Shure Aonic 40 got a juicier bass than the Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT
High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on the way through. Shure Aonic 40's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT got a clearer and crispier treble than the Shure Aonic 40
Sound pressure is the average variation in atmospheric pressure caused by the sound, the sound level .i.e how loud something is can be perceived differently by different people so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The sound pressure level, SPL, is the pressure level of a sound, measured in decibels, dB, Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's measurement is 103dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Shure Aonic 40 driver unit is 40mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT driver unit is 40mm in diameter, making both Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT, and Shure Aonic 40 similar in how loud their sound gets , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better sound.
Impedance is the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, as electricity flows through a wire, it experiences electrical resistance that counters the flow of current. The resistance of a conductor is measured in ohms. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's impedance is 35Ohms, the lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
If your headphones play wirelessly, cancel ambient noise, or enhance your listening experience with active features, their battery life will reduce over time. The device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. Shure Aonic 40's battery life is 25 hours
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's battery life is 35 hours. Each time you recharge your headphones, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first. But over a few years, you may find that your device, no longer plays for long like it used to.
It takes 5.5 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the headphones for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your headphones.
A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use.
Shure Aonic 40's battery can be recharged and used over again.
The Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT too have a rechargeable battery.
Shure Aonic 40 can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
The Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT also can be used wirelessly
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Shure Aonic 40 has a v5
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT has a Bluetooth version of v5. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Shure Aonic 40 support APTX, a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT support APTX
Shure Aonic 40 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.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
Being an industry standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc.
Shure Aonic 40 has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT too have this kind of connector
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT have only 1 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The magnitude of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with that input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency as a transducer (how well it converts acoustical energy to electrical energy). Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT microphone sensitivity is measured at -44dBV/Pa
The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency. With today's microphones, you can reach a frequency high reaching up to 140 kHz. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's highest mic frequency is 4000Hz, the highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency. With today's microphones, you can have a frequency starting from around 1Hz. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's lowest mic frequency is 50Hz, the lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.
There is a control panel on the Shure Aonic 40 body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
The Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT too have a control panel on them.
Shure Aonic 40 can be used as a headset.
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT can be used as a headset. since they have a built-in microphone
Carrying headphones without a case, or putting them in bags without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged. The Shure Aonic 40 come with their own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT too have a travel bag or case included.