Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go Air PopSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5||JLab Go Air Pop|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX4|
|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||6mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||103db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||24hours|
|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||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, while the second 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, JLab Go Air Pop 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 best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The JLab Go Air Pop, at 7.4g weigh less than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 by -3.4g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
JLab Go Air Pop also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have sweat resistance
JLab Go Air Pop's resistance to sweat makes both devices good 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 little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JLab Go Air Pop have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JLab Go Air Pop also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation 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 JLab Go Air Pop stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the loudness of the device.
JLab Go Air Pop driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 5mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
JLab Go Air Pop's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can produce a juicier bass than the JLab Go Air Pop
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JLab Go Air Pop's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JLab Go Air Pop
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JLab Go Air Pop's measurement is 103dB/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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JLab Go Air Pop's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 3 hours . Each 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 many times before recharging the case itself.
JLab Go Air Pop's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 1 hours
It takes 2.2 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air Pop'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 power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JLab Go Air Pop's battery power is 43mAh. more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 1mAh
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
JLab Go Air Pop too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JLab Go Air Pop too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The 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.
JLab Go Air Pop 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.
JLab Go Air Pop have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
JLab Go Air Pop 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JLab Go Air Pop will work well with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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.
JLab Go Air Pop 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 noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the desired sound.
JLab Go Air Pop microphone sensitivity is measured at -42dBV/Pa. The size 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 voice that the microphone can pick up.
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 them
The 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 MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the JLab Go Air Pop support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JLab Go Air Pop also support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
JLab Go Air Pop also have a control panel on them.
The JLab Go Air Pop have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
JLab Go Air Pop also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JLab Go Air Pop too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.