Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 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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Ingress protection ratings is the rank of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that 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, 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
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, at 10.6g weigh less than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 with a difference -0.2g
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 case since they have no wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
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, training in workout bodysuits, 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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and morning commutes. The Huawei FreeBuds 5 and Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound produced by the device.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 driver unit is 7mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 4mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, 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 a particular audio component generates 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 produce a juicier bass than the Huawei FreeBuds 5
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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.
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 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 earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Huawei FreeBuds 5's case is said to have a 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.
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 capacity is 42mAh, battery capacity, 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 just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers 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. Because 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 Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 will work well with your iPhone. 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.
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 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).
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 background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too 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 easily find them in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a find earbuds feature.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a control panel on them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.