Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi FlipBuds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5||Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||21hours|
|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||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon|
IP ratings is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say 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.
In comparison to the Huawei FreeBuds 5, Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, at 12.2g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 with a difference of 1.4g
True wireless devices have no wires linking 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 since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 are resistant to sweat
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro and Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. The Huawei FreeBuds 5 and Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro work with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
The 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 produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, and Huawei FreeBuds 5 similar in how loud their sound gets , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro'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 playing time. The effect is barely 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 has a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 4 hours
It requires 0.52 hours to fully charge the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge 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.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too use 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 enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 support the find earbuds feature.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
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. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications from another device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too 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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.