Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser CX 500BT||Huawei FreeBuds 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|driver unit size||✗||11mm|
|sound pressure level||94dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||25hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||10000Hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||100Hz||✗|
|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 is the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection 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 the second number 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, Sennheiser CX 500BT 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.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 with a difference of 1.2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
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.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The Huawei FreeBuds 5 and Sennheiser CX 500BT work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Sennheiser CX 500BT sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT can produce a juicier bass than the Huawei FreeBuds 5
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser CX 500BT
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Sennheiser CX 500BT's measurement is 94dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 3 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Huawei FreeBuds 5's case has a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 9 hours
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery capacity is 42mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have 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 transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sennheiser CX 500BT 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
Sennheiser CX 500BT support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser CX 500BT will work fine with your MacBook. 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 can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have 6 microphones.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but 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 Sennheiser CX 500BT too 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty 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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have this function. It means that you can 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 functions are supported on the device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a control panel on them.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a warranty period of 2 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 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.