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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second 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 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
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 case since they have no wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have sweat resistance
JBL Tour 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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Tour Pro 2 and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background noise while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both JBL Tour Pro 2, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making both JBL Tour Pro 2, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i 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 yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5i can produce 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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Tour Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2.5 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 have shorter listening time.
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 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 requires 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 unused for long periods.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, 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 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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 connecting 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 that is 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tour Pro 2 will work fine with your iPad. 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 can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, providing 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.
JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphone sensitivity is measured at -47dBV/Pa. The size 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 microphone can pick up.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Tour Pro 2 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 hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds 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, Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Tour Pro 2 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, 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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
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 also have a control panel on them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.