Devialet GeminiSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Devialet Gemini||Huawei FreeBuds 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|driver unit size||10mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||94dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||25hours|
|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||2only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|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||✓||✓|
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Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Devialet Gemini's rating for solids indicates 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.
Compared to the Devialet Gemini, Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a rating of IP54 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
Devialet Gemini have a weight of 8g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
Huawei FreeBuds 5, at 10.8g weigh more than the Devialet Gemini with a difference of 2.8g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Devialet Gemini are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Devialet Gemini are resistant to sweat
Huawei FreeBuds 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Devialet Gemini 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 Huawei FreeBuds 5 and Devialet Gemini have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Devialet Gemini have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
Devialet Gemini sit well in place, creating a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
The Devialet Gemini have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Devialet Gemini by 1mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Devialet Gemini's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, this implies that Devialet Gemini produce a juicier bass than the Huawei FreeBuds 5
The Devialet Gemini's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Devialet Gemini
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Devialet Gemini's measurement is 94dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Devialet Gemini's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery life is less than that of Devialet Gemini by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Devialet Gemini's case has a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's charging case has a battery life of 25 hours, more than that of Devialet Gemini by 7 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Devialet Gemini's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Devialet Gemini's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery power is 42mAh. less than that of Devialet Gemini by 13mAh
The Devialet Gemini, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Devialet Gemini have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Devialet Gemini use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Devialet Gemini have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Devialet Gemini . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Devialet Gemini have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Devialet Gemini
Devialet Gemini 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 Devialet Gemini will work fine with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
The Devialet Gemini 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 Devialet Gemini have 2 microphones.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 microphones are 6, more than that of Devialet Gemini by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Devialet Gemini have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Devialet Gemini support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Devialet Gemini have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Devialet Gemini support the find earbuds feature.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
The Devialet Gemini support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 too 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 can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support 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 having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the Devialet Gemini, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have a control panel on them.
Devialet Gemini 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Devialet Gemini support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Devialet Gemini come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.