Devialet GeminiSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Devialet Gemini||Huawei FreeBuds 5i|
|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||10mm|
|sound pressure level||94dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||20.5hours|
|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||4only|
|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||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating 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 value 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 5i 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 consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i, at 9.2g weigh more than the Devialet Gemini with a difference of 1.2g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Devialet Gemini are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5i also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Devialet Gemini have sweat resistance
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as 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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Huawei FreeBuds 5i and Devialet Gemini have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Devialet Gemini 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 overcome background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. The Devialet Gemini and Huawei FreeBuds 5i work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
Devialet Gemini stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the device 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.
Devialet Gemini driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound produced by the device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making both Huawei FreeBuds 5i, and Devialet Gemini similar in how loud their sound gets , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Devialet Gemini's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Devialet Gemini can produce a juicier bass than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
The Devialet Gemini's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5i produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Devialet Gemini
SPL, 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery life is more than that of Devialet Gemini by 1.5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Devialet Gemini's case is said to have a full 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 5i's charging case has a battery life of 20.5 hours, more than that of Devialet Gemini by 2.5 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Devialet Gemini's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Devialet Gemini by 0.5 hours
Devialet Gemini's battery power is 55mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery power is 55mAh. equal to that of the Devialet Gemini
Devialet Gemini, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Devialet Gemini have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Devialet Gemini have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Devialet Gemini have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i 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 can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Devialet Gemini will work well with your iPad. 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i 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, providing high-resolution audio.
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).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a latency of 94ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Devialet Gemini have 2 microphones.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphones are 4, more than that of Devialet Gemini by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Devialet Gemini use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphone sensitivity is measured at -47dBV/Pa. The extent of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can recognize.
The Devialet Gemini support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
Devialet Gemini have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Devialet Gemini have a find earbuds feature.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
The Devialet Gemini support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Devialet Gemini, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Devialet Gemini support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Devialet Gemini come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.