Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3||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||7mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||107db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||25hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|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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IP ratings is the rating of protection offered 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 protection against liquids (sweat).
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 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.
In comparison to the Huawei FreeBuds 5, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, at 10.6g weigh less than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 by -0.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting 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 pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Huawei FreeBuds 5 and Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 driver unit is 7mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 4mm , 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 make sound with a juicier bass than the Huawei FreeBuds 5
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's measurement is 107dB/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 for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Huawei FreeBuds 5's case has a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 4 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery power is 42mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
The 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 case.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you 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 through a single cable.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support AAC, a codec that is 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend 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, which provides high-resolution audio.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 Momentum True Wireless 3 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too 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 support the find earbuds feature.
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 the earbuds.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have a control panel on them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.