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Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Reflect Aero TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||JBL Reflect Aero TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IP68|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||6.8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||99dB/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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
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 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.
In comparison to the Huawei FreeBuds 5i, JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a higher dust resistance than Huawei FreeBuds 5i and that of liquids is that, JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a higher liquid rating than Huawei FreeBuds 5i
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 3.8g
True wireless devices 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 major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have sweat resistance
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
JBL Reflect Aero TWS are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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 Reflect Aero TWS also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 3.2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5i can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Reflect Aero TWS
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Reflect Aero TWS's measurement is 99dB/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 requires fewer chargings.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i's case is said to have a full 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 recharging the case itself.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 4.5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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, 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have 4 microphones.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The 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 calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud microphone can recognize.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The 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.
When misplaced 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. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
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 having to 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 Reflect Aero TWS too support the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally 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 functions are supported on the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a control panel on them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.