Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5||Powerbeats Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX4|
|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||12mm|
|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 is the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection 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 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.
Compared to the Huawei FreeBuds 5, Powerbeats Pro 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 consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
Powerbeats Pro, at 20.3g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 with a difference of 9.5g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Powerbeats Pro also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
The Powerbeats Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 are resistant to sweat
Powerbeats Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The Powerbeats Pro 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.
Both Powerbeats Pro and Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Powerbeats Pro sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
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, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Powerbeats Pro 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 indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this implies that Powerbeats Pro can make sound with a juicier bass than the Huawei FreeBuds 5
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it changes 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 for a single charge. 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.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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 the 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.
Powerbeats Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 1 hours
It requires 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery power is 42mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Powerbeats Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, 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 through 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 close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Powerbeats Pro 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Powerbeats Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
Powerbeats Pro support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because 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 Powerbeats Pro will work well with your iPad. If you are planning 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have 6 microphones.
The Powerbeats Pro microphones are 2, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Powerbeats Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
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. For example, you can seemlessly 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.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Powerbeats Pro too 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Powerbeats Pro too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.