Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||Nothing Ear 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||11.6mm|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||29hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|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 rating of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
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, Nothing Ear 1 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating 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 for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g weigh more than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 0.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have sweat resistance
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Nothing Ear 1 too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Nothing Ear 1, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1.6mm , 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 deliver better quality sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device generates high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5i generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Nothing Ear 1
The 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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2.5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, 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 allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 8.5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Nothing Ear 1 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.
The Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, 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.
Nothing Ear 1 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with 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.
Nothing Ear 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Nothing Ear 1 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have 4 microphones.
Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The 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 earbud microphone can pick up.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Nothing Ear 1 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, 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 they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Nothing Ear 1 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a find earbuds feature.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Nothing Ear 1 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 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. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to 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 Huawei FreeBuds 5i, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Nothing Ear 1 also have a control panel on them.
Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1 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 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Nothing Ear 1 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.