Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5||Mpow Flame S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX7|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||✗|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|has aptx low latency||✗||✓|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||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||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon|
IP ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of 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 value of 4 means 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, Mpow Flame S have a rating of IPX7 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Mpow Flame S 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 best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
The Mpow Flame S come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 are resistant to sweat
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
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.
Both Mpow Flame S and Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Mpow Flame S too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
The Mpow Flame S stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment noise while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound produced by the earbuds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
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 have to charge the device less often.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 7 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Huawei FreeBuds 5's case is said to have a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery power is 42mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Mpow Flame S 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
Mpow Flame S 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Mpow Flame S will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend 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.
Mpow Flame S support it as well, LDAC, can automatically change to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
The Mpow Flame S support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Mpow Flame S support APTX Low Latency, a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag for example when playing games.
The Mpow Flame S 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Mpow Flame S too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Mpow Flame S 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
Mpow Flame S support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a find earbuds feature.
The Mpow Flame S too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Mpow Flame S 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 30 minutes.
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 support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Mpow Flame S too support this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but 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 earbuds.
The Mpow Flame S also have a control panel on them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Mpow Flame S also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Mpow Flame S too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.