Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Reflect Aero TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5||JBL Reflect Aero TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IP68|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||6.8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||99dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|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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IP ratings is the rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5's rating is read as, the first number 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 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, JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that Huawei FreeBuds 5 has a lower dust resistance than JBL Reflect Aero TWS and that of liquids is that, Huawei FreeBuds 5 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Reflect Aero TWS
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g weigh more than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 with a difference of 2.2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds .
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 are resistant to sweat
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Huawei FreeBuds 5 and JBL Reflect Aero TWS work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound produced by the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 4.2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can produce a juicier bass than the JBL Reflect Aero TWS
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Reflect Aero TWS
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Reflect Aero TWS's measurement is 99dB/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 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 requires fewer chargings.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not 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 is said to have a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 9 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery power is 42mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have 6 microphones.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS microphones are 6, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but 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 .
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a find earbuds feature.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be 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. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a control panel on them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running 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 cover can easily damage them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.