JBL Live Pro 2See 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||JBL Live Pro 2||Huawei FreeBuds 5i|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||93dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||20.5hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. 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 (water).
Scoring IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's rating for solids indicates 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 Pro 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 Pro 2
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 move with.
The JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 0.4g
True wireless devices have no wires 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 cables linking the 2 earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , 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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Pro 2 and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both JBL Live Pro 2, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean 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 component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
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 makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5i can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Live Pro 2
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Live Pro 2's measurement is 93dB/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 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.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, 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 manufacturer, and 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 several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Live Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 9.5 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 in storage for long periods.
JBL Live Pro 2 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1 hours
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery power is 55mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery power is 65mAh. more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 10mAh
JBL Live Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
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 charging case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Pro 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
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 can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
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.
JBL Live Pro 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphone sensitivity is measured at -47dBV/Pa. The amount 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 JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency as a transducer.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Live Pro 2 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 jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to find them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be 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. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Pro 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 coming from another device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5i, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have a control panel on them.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.