Audio Technica ATH TWX9See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM3||Audio Technica ATH TWX9|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||102dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||18.5hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|supports bluetooth pairing using nfc||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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|
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Audio Technica ATH TWX9'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 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a weight of 17g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9, at 10.8g weigh less than the Sony WF 1000XM3 by -6.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 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.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 are resistant to sweat
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM3 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down background sounds well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound made 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 Sony WF 1000XM3 by 0.2mm , many people have a misconception 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular 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 make sound with equal bass
The Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device makes high human 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 Sony WF 1000XM3
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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Sony WF 1000XM3's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's battery life is less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Sony WF 1000XM3's case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows 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, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 5.5 hours
It requires 3.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM3's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 1 hours
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts 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 enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers 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 Sony WF 1000XM3 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3
Sony WF 1000XM3 support AAC, a codec that is 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM3 will work well with your MacBook. If you intend 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).
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have 4 microphones.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphones are 4, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size 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 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.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are better for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Sony WF 1000XM3 have a find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your device to find them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 too have this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a control panel on them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Sony WF 1000XM3 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Audio Technica ATH TWX9 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.