Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
FiiO FW5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX||FiiO FW5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip57||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||9.2mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||108db/mw|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||14hours|
|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||6only||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. 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).
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, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a rating of IP57 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, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX has a higher liquid rating than FiiO FW5
FiiO FW5 have a weight of 12.8g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, at 12g weigh less than the FiiO FW5 by -0.8g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, FiiO FW5 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have sweat resistance
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The FiiO FW5 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
FiiO FW5 have stereo speakers, what this means is that FiiO FW5's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX and FiiO FW5 have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The FiiO FW5 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The FiiO FW5 and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The FiiO FW5 sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, and FiiO FW5 have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
FiiO FW5 driver unit is 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 device, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of FiiO FW5 by 0.8mm , 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
FiiO FW5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The FiiO FW5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, 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 using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
FiiO FW5's battery life is 7 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is more than that of FiiO FW5 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and FiiO FW5's case is said to have a full charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, more than that of FiiO FW5 by 6 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 when they have been unused for extended periods.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of FiiO FW5 by 0.1 hours
FiiO FW5's battery power is 65mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery power is 70mAh. more than that of FiiO FW5 by 5mAh
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
FiiO FW5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The FiiO FW5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the FiiO FW5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The FiiO FW5 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the FiiO FW5
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX will work well with your iPad. If you are planning 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.
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).
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support APTX Adaptive as well which means both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference from other devices.
The FiiO FW5 have 4 microphones.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX microphones are 6, more than that of FiiO FW5 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The FiiO FW5 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The FiiO FW5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, FiiO FW5 support the find earbuds feature.
The FiiO FW5 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The FiiO FW5 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link 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.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the FiiO FW5 . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications from another connected device.
The FiiO FW5 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also have the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the FiiO FW5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a control panel on them.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a warranty period of 3 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.
The FiiO FW5 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
FiiO FW5 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.