Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5||Nothing Ear 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||11.6mm|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||29hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|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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Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection 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 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, Nothing Ear 1 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 take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g are lighter than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 by -1.4g
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 distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 are resistant to sweat
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Huawei FreeBuds 5's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Nothing Ear 1 and Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Nothing Ear 1 too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
The Nothing Ear 1 sit well in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the device 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 the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 0.6mm , 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 deliver better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5 produce a juicier bass than the Nothing Ear 1
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Nothing Ear 1
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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Huawei FreeBuds 5's case is said to have a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 4 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Nothing Ear 1's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery power is 42mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Nothing Ear 1 too use 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 allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Nothing Ear 1 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Nothing Ear 1 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, providing high-resolution audio.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have 6 microphones.
Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
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 Nothing Ear 1 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 would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Nothing Ear 1 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a find earbuds feature.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to find them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Nothing Ear 1 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have a control panel on them.
The Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Nothing Ear 1 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Nothing Ear 1 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.