Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||JBL Tour Pro 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||10mm|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||30hours|
|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 rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say 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 of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have sweat resistance
JBL Tour Pro 2'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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Tour Pro 2, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound gets , 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5i can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Tour Pro 2
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 Tour 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 playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, 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 is said to have a full charge of 20.5 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Tour 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 highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery power is 55mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
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 Tour Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
JBL Tour Pro 2 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tour Pro 2 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.
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 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have 4 microphones.
The JBL Tour 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too use 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 voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want 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 .
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5i support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
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 support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' 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 functions are supported on the device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a control panel on them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.