Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tune 225TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||JBL Tune 225TWS|
|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||12mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||20hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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 is the rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
JBL Tune 225TWS, at 9.8g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 0.6g
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 an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Tune 225TWS also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5i are resistant to sweat
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.
The JBL Tune 225TWS also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise without 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.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size determines the sound produced by the device.
JBL Tune 225TWS driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 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 are capable of generating 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 inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 225TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 225TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5i produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Tune 225TWS
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Tune 225TWS's measurement is 105dB/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 requires fewer chargings.
JBL Tune 225TWS's battery life is less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This 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 enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tune 225TWS's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.5 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.
JBL Tune 225TWS takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1 hours
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
JBL Tune 225TWS too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, 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 Tune 225TWS 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 allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tune 225TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Tune 225TWS have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
JBL Tune 225TWS support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tune 225TWS will work well with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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, 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.
While the JBL Tune 225TWS microphones are 4, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found 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 time it takes to charge the earbuds.
JBL Tune 225TWS too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Tune 225TWS too support the mute function. The mute function means that you can 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 earbuds.
The JBL Tune 225TWS also have a control panel on them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Tune 225TWS too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
JBL Tune 225TWS also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.