Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C700NSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5||Sony WF C700N|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||5mm|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||10hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||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||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon|
IP ratings is the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5's rating is read as, the first value 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 of liquids 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, Sony WF C700N 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 take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Sony WF C700N, at 9.2g are lighter than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 by -1.6g
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 don't have wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sony WF C700N also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 are resistant to sweat
Sony WF C700N's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF C700N have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
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 Sony WF C700N also have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Sony WF C700N too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
Sony WF C700N sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Sony WF C700N driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 6mm , many people have a misconception 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 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 audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sony WF C700N's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can produce a juicier bass than the Sony WF C700N
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C700N's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Sony WF C700N
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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF C700N's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, 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 a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony WF C700N's charging case has a battery life of 10 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 15 hours
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery capacity is 42mAh, battery capacity, shows 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 display the charging state of your device and case.
Sony WF C700N too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF C700N too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
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.
Sony WF C700N 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.
Sony WF C700N have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
Sony WF C700N 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 Sony WF C700N will work fine with your iPad. 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.
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, providing high-resolution audio.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have 6 microphones.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Sony WF C700N too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Sony WF C700N support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run 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 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 support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF C700N also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to locate them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sony WF C700N too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills 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 having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Sony WF C700N have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another connected device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C700N too have the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Sony WF C700N also have a control panel on them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sony WF C700N also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF C700N too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.