Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||JBL LIVE 300|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||95dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||14hours|
|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 is the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to 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 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 the second value of 4 means 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, JBL LIVE 300 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, JBL LIVE 300 has a higher liquid rating than Huawei FreeBuds 5i
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The JBL LIVE 300, at 65.7g weigh more than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 56.5g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
JBL LIVE 300 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i are resistant to sweat
JBL LIVE 300's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL LIVE 300 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers, what this means is that Huawei FreeBuds 5i's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL LIVE 300 and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL LIVE 300, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
JBL LIVE 300 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 4.2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5i produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL LIVE 300
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL LIVE 300's measurement is 95dB/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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL LIVE 300's battery life is less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i's case is said to have a charge of 20.5 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL LIVE 300's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 6.5 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
JBL LIVE 300 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 capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JBL LIVE 300's battery power is 60mAh. more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 5mAh
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
JBL LIVE 300 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL LIVE 300 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of 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.
JBL LIVE 300 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL LIVE 300 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
JBL LIVE 300 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL LIVE 300 will work well with your iPhone. 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, which provides 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.
While the JBL LIVE 300 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 background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphone sensitivity is measured at -47dBV/Pa. The vastness 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 sound that the earbud microphone can pick up.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful 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 be able to hear traffic.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
JBL LIVE 300 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a find earbuds feature.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
JBL LIVE 300 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The 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 switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 also have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 also have a control panel on them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL LIVE 300 also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
JBL LIVE 300 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.