Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5||JBL LIVE 300|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX5|
|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||11mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||95dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||14hours|
|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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IP ratings refer to the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5's rating is read as, the first value of 5 denotes 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, JBL LIVE 300 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, JBL LIVE 300 has a higher liquid rating than Huawei FreeBuds 5
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a weight of 10.8g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
JBL LIVE 300, at 65.7g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 with a difference of 54.9g
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 a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
JBL LIVE 300 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 are resistant to sweat
JBL LIVE 300's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL LIVE 300 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Huawei FreeBuds 5's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL LIVE 300 and Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
JBL LIVE 300 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the sound produced by the device.
JBL LIVE 300 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 5.2mm , 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 yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can produce a juicier bass than the JBL LIVE 300
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL LIVE 300
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL LIVE 300's measurement is 95dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
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.
JBL LIVE 300's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Huawei FreeBuds 5's case has a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL LIVE 300's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 11 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300'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 store.
JBL LIVE 300's battery power is 60mAh. more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 18mAh
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL LIVE 300 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL LIVE 300 too support 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 enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL LIVE 300 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL LIVE 300 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
JBL LIVE 300 support AAC, a codec 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL LIVE 300 will work well with your iPad. 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, providing high-resolution audio.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have 6 microphones.
While the JBL LIVE 300 microphones are 2, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 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 JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
The JBL LIVE 300 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5 support the find earbuds feature.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL LIVE 300 too support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 too have a control panel on them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL LIVE 300 too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL LIVE 300 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.