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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second 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, 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
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a weight of 10.8g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
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 connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have sweat resistance
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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
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 basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both devices 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments 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 longer battery life, 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 . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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.
This is given by the vendor, and the 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 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 charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery power 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 earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, 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 in a single cable.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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.
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 to connect 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.
The 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 enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired 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, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
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.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a find earbuds feature.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without 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 and not miss notifications from another connected device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally 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 features are supported on the device.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a control panel on them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.