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Airpods Pro 2
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ATH-TWX7
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Updated April 11, 2024·

stemmed earbuds with very good overall sound quality, but they differ in features. If you're often in noisy environments, the Airpods Pro 2 offer excellent noise isolation and are optimized for use with Apple devices, providing features like ear/head detection and spatial audio. They are more portable for travel, have a shorter charging time, and support wireless charging. In contrast, the ATH-TWX7 offers superior call quality, potentially better durability, and includes an app equalizer for sound customization. They support LDAC for high-quality audio over Bluetooth and are sweatproof, making them a robust choice for exercise. If you're gaming or watching TV, both provide a low latency mode, but keep in mind the ATH-TWX7 has a longer battery life which could be crucial for extended use. The choice depends on your priority for specific features like Apple optimization and portability versus customization and call quality. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple Airpods Pro 2
  • The Apple Airpods Pro 2 has no clear advantages over the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7.
Advantages of the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7
  • Excellent for phone calls
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for exercise
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Phone Calls

7.8
Airpods Pro 2
ATH-TWX7
9.1
The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 is excellent for phone calls, while the Apple Airpods Pro 2 is good.

Noise Reduction

9.1
Airpods Pro 2
ATH-TWX7
8.3
The Apple Airpods Pro 2 is excellent for noise reduction, while the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 is very good.

Cost

$265
Airpods Pro 2
ATH-TWX7
$199
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The Apple Airpods Pro 2 has a price of $265 and the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 costs $199.

Build Quality

9.0
Airpods Pro 2
ATH-TWX7
8.5
The Apple Airpods Pro 2 has excellent build quality, while the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.0
Airpods Pro 2
ATH-TWX7
7.3
The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 and Apple Airpods Pro 2 are both good for music.

Gaming

8.4
Airpods Pro 2
ATH-TWX7
8.7
The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 and Apple Airpods Pro 2 are both very good for gaming.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

8.8
Airpods Pro 2
ATH-TWX7
9.1
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 to be excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Apple Airpods Pro 2 is very good.

TV and Video

7.8
Airpods Pro 2
ATH-TWX7
8.2
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 to be very good for TV and video, while the Apple Airpods Pro 2 is good.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Airpods Pro 2
ATH-TWX7
6.5 Hours
The Apple Airpods Pro 2 has 6 hours of battery life. The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 has 6.5 hours of battery life.

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How the Apple Airpods Pro 2 and the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple Airpods Pro 2Audio Technica ATH-TWX7
Apple Airpods Pro 2Audio Technica ATH-TWX7

GENERAL

Price
$265
$199
Brand
AppleAudio Technica
Release Date
September 1, 2022January 1, 2024
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WirelessWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.1/107.4/10
Phone Calls Score
7.8/109.1/10
Gaming Score
8.4/108.7/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/108.2/10
Exercise Score
6.3/107.6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
6 Hours6.5 Hours
Wireless charging
YesNo
Charging time
0.5 Hours2 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.35.1
Case Battery Life
2420

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesYes
Noise Reduction Score
9.1/108.4/10
Virtual Surround
YesNo
Android App
NoYes
iOS App
YesYes
Mic Quality
7/108.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
9/108.5/10
Comfort score
8/107/10
Size
MediumMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.3 Grams4.7 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated

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Apple Airpods Pro 2

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Sound Guys

Lily Katz | May 2023
"Apple's upgraded H2 chip begets better active noise canceling (ANC) and battery life, while the case's U1 chip and integrated speaker lets you precisely locate it from the Find My app. If you own an iPhone, the new AirPods Pro is an obvious choice."

Audio Technica ATH-TWX7

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Engadget

Billy Steele | January 2024
"There’s plenty to like about the ATH-TWX7. A robust set of features brings a lot of convenience to your day. But a few of those tools could still use some fine-tuning and the lack of automatic pausing in 2024 is a head scratcher. Still, the audio is mostly good, and transparency mode is better than most. Add in the solid call quality and the in-app voice test and the ATH-TWX7 are a worthy consideration, especially at this price. Too bad it falls short of being a more complete package some of the competition offers for a slightly larger investment."

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About Apple

Apple Inc. is an American technology company, founded in 1976, known for its wide range of premium products, including smartphones, computers, and audio solutions. Apple offers the very popular personal audio line AirPods, highly regarded for their wireless, smart capabilities and their seamless integration with the iPhone, iPad and Mac devices. They provide a high-quality sound, comfort and lifestyle features perfect for all users invested in their ecosystem.

About Audio Technica

Audio Technica is a 60-year-old, Japan-based, professional audio equipment manufacturer. They started off making phonograph cartridges and have expanded their scope of products ever since to include extremely popular models of microphones and headphones. They have been the official audio equipment supplier of several editions of the Summer and Winter Olympics and every edition of the Grammy Awards since 1998.

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