Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Live||Huawei FreeBuds 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX2||ip54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||12mm||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||15hours||25hours|
|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 is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents 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 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a rating of IPX2 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Huawei FreeBuds 5 has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a weight of 10.8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, at 11.2g weigh more than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 by of 0.4g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero therefore "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 need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
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 the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound made by the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating 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 measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 make sound with a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Huawei FreeBuds 5's case has a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's charging case has a battery life of 15 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 10 hours
It requires 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live'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 power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery power is 60mAh. more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 18mAh
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply 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 show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live microphones are 6, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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, Huawei FreeBuds 5 support the find earbuds feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is 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. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also support this function. It means that you are in position 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 functions are supported on the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also have a control panel on them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.