Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||102dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||28hours|
|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 refer to the rating of protection given 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, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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 the second number 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 Free 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Huawei FreeBuds 5i has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Free 2
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 0.6g
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 case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5i are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both JBL Live Free 2, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i driver unit is 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound produced by the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5i generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Live Free 2
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Live Free 2's measurement is 102dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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.
This is given by the vendor, and the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's case is said to have a charge of 20.5 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 7.5 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 when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
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 state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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.
JBL Live Free 2 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.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
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, 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 Free 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
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.
The 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 Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support 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 easily find them in your bag, the 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 a device.
JBL Live Free 2 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty 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 JBL Live Free 2 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but 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.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a control panel on them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.