FiiO FW5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||FiiO FW5||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX2|
|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||✗|
|sound pressure level||108db/mw||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||22hours|
|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||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 a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the FiiO FW5's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the FiiO FW5, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a rating of IPX2 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, FiiO FW5 has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
The 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, at 12.6g weigh less than the FiiO FW5 with a difference -0.2g
True wireless devices 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 a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have sweat resistance
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little 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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus and FiiO FW5 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The FiiO FW5 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The FiiO FW5 stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, and FiiO FW5 have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
FiiO FW5 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound made by the device.
The FiiO FW5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
FiiO FW5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, 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.
The 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 sound pressure level, 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 have to charge the device less often.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is more than that of FiiO FW5 by 4 hours . Each 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 vendor, and the FiiO FW5's case has a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's charging case has a battery life of 22 hours, more than that of FiiO FW5 by 8 hours
It takes 1.6 hours to fully charge the FiiO FW5's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery power is 85mAh. more than that of FiiO FW5 by 20mAh
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The FiiO FW5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
FiiO FW5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of FiiO FW5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The FiiO FW5 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the FiiO FW5
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus will work well with your iPhone. If you intend 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).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a latency of 134ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The FiiO FW5 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
FiiO FW5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 run but still want to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, FiiO FW5 have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
FiiO FW5 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The FiiO FW5 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link 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.
FiiO FW5 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The FiiO FW5, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a warranty period of 1 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 FiiO FW5 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
FiiO FW5 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.