Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go AirSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||JLab Go Air|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IP44|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||103dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||15hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||2only|
|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 refer to the level of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's rating is read as, the first number 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 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, JLab Go Air have a rating of IP44 meaning that Huawei FreeBuds 5i has a higher dust resistance than JLab Go Air and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The JLab Go Air, at 10g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 0.8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
JLab Go Air also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have sweat resistance
JLab Go Air's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal 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 JLab Go Air also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JLab Go Air driver unit is 8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2mm , a common assumption 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
JLab Go Air's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means 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 device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5i produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JLab Go Air
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JLab Go Air's measurement is 103dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
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 given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JLab Go Air's battery life is less 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 not 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 has 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.
JLab Go Air's charging case has a battery life of 15 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 5.5 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.
JLab Go Air 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 capacity is 55mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JLab Go Air's battery power is 43mAh. less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 12mAh
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
JLab Go Air too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
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.
JLab Go Air has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JLab Go Air have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
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.
The JLab Go Air microphones are 2, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphone sensitivity is measured at -47dBV/Pa. The extent 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.
JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency as a transducer.
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 Huawei FreeBuds 5i support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a find earbuds feature.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JLab Go Air also have a control panel on them.
JLab Go Air have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JLab Go Air too support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.