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Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX||Huawei FreeBuds 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP57||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||25hours|
|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||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||✓||✓|
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Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5's rating for solids indicates 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 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.
Compared to the Huawei FreeBuds 5, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a rating of IP57 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, Huawei FreeBuds 5 has a lower liquid rating than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a weight of 10.8g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, at 12g weigh more than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 with a difference of 1.2g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have sweat resistance
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the loudness of the device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 1.8mm , many people have a misconception 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 indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can make sound with a juicier bass than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery life is 5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and the Huawei FreeBuds 5's case is said to have a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 5 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery power is 42mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery power is 70mAh. more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 28mAh
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX will work fine with your MacBook. 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 Huawei FreeBuds 5 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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have 6 microphones.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX microphones are 6, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode as well, helpful 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 be able to hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a find earbuds feature.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another connected device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also support this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a control panel on them.
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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.