Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5||BLX Earbuds Gen 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||✗|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||13.5hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|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 refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number 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 (sweat).
Having a value of 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 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 Huawei FreeBuds 5, BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1, at 44.5g weigh more than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 with a difference of 33.7g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have sweat resistance
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both BLX Earbuds Gen 1 and Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 driver unit is 11mm 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 earbuds, its size determines the sound produced by the earbuds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5 produce a juicier bass than the BLX Earbuds Gen 1
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the BLX Earbuds Gen 1
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery life is 5 hours, these last less 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.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 0.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and Huawei FreeBuds 5's case is said to have a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's charging case has a battery life of 13.5 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 11.5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery capacity is 42mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 2mAh
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 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.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, older than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the BLX Earbuds Gen 1 will work fine 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 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, which provides high-resolution audio.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have 6 microphones.
While the BLX Earbuds Gen 1 microphones are 2, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5 support the find earbuds feature.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a control panel on them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.