FiiO FW5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||FiiO FW5||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||108db/mw||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the FiiO FW5'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 FiiO FW5, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The FiiO FW5 have a weight of 12.8g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), at 10.6g are lighter than the FiiO FW5 by -2.2g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, FiiO FW5 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have sweat resistance
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The FiiO FW5 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
FiiO FW5 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) and FiiO FW5 have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
FiiO FW5 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
FiiO FW5 sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), and FiiO FW5 have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The FiiO FW5 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of FiiO FW5 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
FiiO FW5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The FiiO FW5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, FiiO FW5's measurement is 108dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
FiiO FW5 have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
FiiO FW5's battery life is 7 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.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is less than that of FiiO FW5 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the FiiO FW5's case is said to have a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of FiiO FW5 by 10 hours
It takes 1.6 hours to fully charge the FiiO FW5's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of FiiO FW5 by 0.6 hours
FiiO FW5's battery power is 65mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery power is 49.7mAh. less than that of FiiO FW5 by 15.3mAh
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The FiiO FW5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The FiiO FW5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of FiiO FW5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
FiiO FW5 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the FiiO FW5
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support AAC, a codec 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The FiiO FW5 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 FiiO FW5 have 4 microphones.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) microphones are 6, more than that of FiiO FW5 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The FiiO FW5 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The FiiO FW5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, FiiO FW5 have a find earbuds feature.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
FiiO FW5 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The FiiO FW5 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the FiiO FW5 . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another connected device.
The FiiO FW5 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the FiiO FW5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also have a control panel on them.
FiiO FW5 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
FiiO FW5 come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.