Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||BLX Earbuds Gen 1|
|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||✗|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||13.5hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||2only|
|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 refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
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, BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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 consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1, at 44.5g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i with a difference of 35.3g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i are resistant to sweat
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both BLX Earbuds Gen 1 and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background noise well as preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both BLX Earbuds Gen 1, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound produced by the device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5i produce a clearer and crispier treble than the BLX Earbuds Gen 1
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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's case has a full charge of 20.5 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's charging case has a battery life of 13.5 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 7 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 15mAh
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and case.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
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.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, older than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the BLX Earbuds Gen 1 will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning 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, 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have 4 microphones.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 microphones are 2, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
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 voice that the earbud microphone can recognize.
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
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i support the find earbuds feature.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5i, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a control panel on them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.