FiiO FW5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||FiiO FW5||Beats Studio Buds|
|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||8.2mm|
|sound pressure level||108db/mw||100.5db/mw|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✗||✓|
|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 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 refer to the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the FiiO FW5's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes 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, Beats Studio Buds 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
FiiO FW5 have a weight of 12.8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
Beats Studio Buds, at 5.1g are lighter than the FiiO FW5 with a difference -7.7g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, FiiO FW5 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Beats Studio Buds also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Beats Studio Buds are resistant to sweat
The 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Beats Studio Buds and FiiO FW5 have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
FiiO FW5 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Beats Studio Buds too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. The FiiO FW5 and Beats Studio Buds work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
FiiO FW5 sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Beats Studio Buds, and FiiO FW5 have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
FiiO FW5 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Beats Studio Buds driver unit is 8.2mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of FiiO FW5 by 1.8mm , a common assumption 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
FiiO FW5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
FiiO FW5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, 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.
Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level 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.
Beats Studio Buds's sound pressure level measurement is 100.5dB/mW. How loud something is can be perceived differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The FiiO FW5 have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, with the use of 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Beats Studio Buds's battery life is more than that of FiiO FW5 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
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 a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Beats Studio Buds's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, more than that of FiiO FW5 by 2 hours
It requires 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 in storage for extended periods.
Beats Studio Buds takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of FiiO FW5 by 0.1 hours
FiiO FW5's battery capacity is 65mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
FiiO FW5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Beats Studio Buds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Beats Studio Buds use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The FiiO FW5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Beats Studio Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the FiiO FW5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
FiiO FW5 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Beats Studio Buds have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the FiiO FW5
Beats Studio Buds support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Beats Studio Buds will work fine 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.
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.
While the Beats Studio Buds microphones are 6, more than that of FiiO FW5 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
FiiO FW5 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Beats Studio Buds too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The FiiO FW5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, FiiO FW5 support the find earbuds feature.
Beats Studio Buds also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device 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.
Beats Studio Buds support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
FiiO FW5 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link 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 Beats Studio Buds have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the FiiO FW5 . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another connected device.
The FiiO FW5 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Beats Studio Buds also support this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The FiiO FW5, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Beats Studio Buds also have a control panel on them.
The FiiO FW5 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Beats Studio Buds too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
FiiO FW5 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Beats Studio Buds also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.