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Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Huawei FreeBuds 5i
|Huawei FreeBuds 5
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|battery life of charging case
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|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 offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
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, Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a rating of IP54 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust 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 best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i, at 9.2g weigh less than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 with a difference -1.6g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5i also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 are resistant to sweat
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Huawei FreeBuds 5 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 Huawei FreeBuds 5i and Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the device voice audio 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 produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i driver unit is 10mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 1mm , as many tend to believe 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can produce a juicier bass than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The 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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 2.5 hours . Each 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 have shorter listening time.
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 more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's charging case has a battery life of 20.5 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 4.5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery capacity is 42mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery power is 55mAh. more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 13mAh
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
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 5i support it as well, LDAC, can automatically change to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a latency of 94ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have 6 microphones.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphones are 4, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphone sensitivity is measured at -47dBV/Pa. The vastness of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5 support the find earbuds feature.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i too 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 can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support 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 from another connected device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i also have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i too have a control panel on them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.