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 refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of 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.
In comparison 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 better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Huawei FreeBuds 5, at 10.8g are heavier than the Devialet Gemini by of 2.8g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Devialet Gemini are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Devialet Gemini have sweat resistance
Huawei FreeBuds 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Devialet Gemini have stereo speakers, what this means is that Devialet Gemini's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The Devialet Gemini have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Devialet Gemini and Huawei FreeBuds 5 operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Devialet Gemini stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
The Devialet Gemini have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Devialet Gemini by 1mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Devialet Gemini's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, this implies that Devialet Gemini can make sound with a juicier bass than the Huawei FreeBuds 5
The Devialet Gemini's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Devialet Gemini
SPL, is the level of pressure 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 before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery life is less than that of Devialet Gemini by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Devialet Gemini's case has a full charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables 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 fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Devialet Gemini's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
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 place down on a compatible charging pad.
The 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, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Devialet Gemini have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Devialet Gemini have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, 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.
The 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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Devialet Gemini will work well with your iPhone. 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 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 microphones are 6, more than that of Devialet Gemini by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Devialet Gemini use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Devialet Gemini support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
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, say 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 earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Devialet Gemini support the find earbuds feature.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
The Devialet Gemini support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Huawei FreeBuds 5 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 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 switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Devialet Gemini, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have a control panel on them.
The 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 following instruction manuals.
The Devialet Gemini have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Devialet Gemini come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.