Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro||Huawei FreeBuds 5i|
|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||10.6mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||92dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||20.5hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||4only|
|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||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i'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 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 5i, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 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 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, at 12g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 2.8g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds together.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have sweat resistance
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background noise while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro driver unit is 10.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.6mm , as many tend to believe 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's measurement is 92dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery life is 7.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i's case has a full charge of 20.5 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 3.5 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1 hours
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support AAC, a codec 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro will work well 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 5i 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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support it as well, LDAC, can automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps for stability.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a latency of 94ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have 4 microphones.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphone sensitivity is measured at -47dBV/Pa. The size of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud microphone can recognize.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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 easily find them in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i support the find earbuds feature.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to locate them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 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 thirty minutes.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications from another connected device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have 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's voice.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5i, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have a control panel on them.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.