Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||Beats Studio Buds|
|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||10mm||8.2mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||100.5dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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||See price on Amazon|
IP ratings is the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i'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 5i, Beats Studio Buds 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 take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Beats Studio Buds, at 5.1g are lighter than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by -4.1g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Beats Studio Buds also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have sweat resistance
Beats Studio Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers, what this means is that Huawei FreeBuds 5i's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Beats Studio Buds and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Beats Studio Buds too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i sit well in place, creating a sound seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both Beats Studio Buds, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the sound made by the device.
Beats Studio Buds driver unit is 8.2mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1.8mm , 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5i produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Beats Studio Buds
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Beats Studio Buds's measurement is 100.5dB/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 before recharge. 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.
Beats Studio Buds's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i's case is said to have a full charge of 20.5 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.
Beats Studio Buds's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 4.5 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Beats Studio Buds takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.5 hours
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery power is 55mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and charging case.
Beats Studio Buds too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Beats Studio Buds too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Beats Studio Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Beats Studio Buds have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Beats Studio Buds support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Beats Studio Buds will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have 4 microphones.
The Beats Studio Buds microphones are 6, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Beats Studio Buds too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphone sensitivity is measured at -47dBV/Pa. The extent of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the microphone can recognize.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a find earbuds feature.
The Beats Studio Buds too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to find them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Beats Studio Buds support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i 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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Beats Studio Buds have a 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 coming from another connected device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Beats Studio Buds too have this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Beats Studio Buds too have a control panel on them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Beats Studio Buds too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Beats Studio Buds too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.