Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5||Marshall Minor III|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|driver unit size||11mm||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||25hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|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 level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number 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 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.
In comparison to the Huawei FreeBuds 5, Marshall Minor III 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
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Marshall Minor III, at 8g are lighter than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 by -2.8g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Marshall Minor III also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 are resistant to sweat
Marshall Minor III'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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Marshall Minor III and Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting 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 earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the device.
Marshall Minor III driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 1mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Marshall Minor III's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 produce a juicier bass than the Marshall Minor III
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Marshall Minor III
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 given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Marshall Minor III's battery life is equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, 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 the Huawei FreeBuds 5's case has a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Marshall Minor III's charging case has a battery life of 25 hours, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Marshall Minor III's battery. It is recommended to fully charge 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 store.
The Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Marshall Minor III too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Marshall Minor III 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 allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Marshall Minor III has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Marshall Minor III have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
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.
The Marshall Minor III support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have 6 microphones.
While the Marshall Minor III microphones are 2, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Marshall Minor III 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 be found 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 the earbuds.
Also the Marshall Minor III too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect 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 have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Marshall Minor III also support the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Marshall Minor III also have a control panel on them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Marshall Minor III also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Marshall Minor III too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.