Unlike Wax and Shatter, THC oil is a liquid cannabis concentrate and is created through a unique process. Wax and residues are extracted with butane, while THC oil is normally obtained with CO2. In short, a unique form of CO2 is used to remove the psychoactive compounds in trichomes from the original plant matter. The obvious difference when it comes to breaking and wax that even a novice would notice is consistency. Shatter is hard like hard candy; the wax is, well, waxy.
This also means that breaking can be a little more difficult to measure and handle, while wax is relatively easy to break into small portions. However, as a side note, it can be heated to make it easier to take out a small portion. In short, Shatter and wax are different marijuana concentrates that can help you achieve a stronger effect. Shatter is usually the most powerful, but it requires a high level of skill to produce it.
Is Shatter stronger than wax? Actually, the wax has the same high levels of THC as Shatter, but has a different consistency and appearance. Finally, that's just a matter of preference. The wax is similar to Shatter because of its high levels of THC and its powerful psychoactive effects, but it has a more brittle and sticky consistency, similar to that of earwax. This different consistency is due to slight differences in the way the wax is produced.
Aside from its different appearance and consistency, wax tends to degrade faster than it does to break, but it is considered easier to use. Both Shatter and wax are BHO concentrates that have approximately the same THC potency. And both provide a more powerful and long-lasting effect. The only real difference is in their appearance.
This appearance is simply a product of how the concentrate is produced. Like Shatter, wax is a BHO concentrate that has the consistency of coconut oil and looks, for lack of a better description, like ear wax. Shatter and wax differ in the fact that wax can easily be used for waxing (mixing dry herb with a concentrate), but it would be much more difficult to do so with Shatter. With a high concentration of cannabinoids and an average THC content of between 60 and 80%, a little wax goes a long way.