Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||Powerbeats Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||24hours|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. 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 (sweat).
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.
In comparison to the Huawei FreeBuds 5i, Powerbeats Pro 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 move with.
The Powerbeats Pro, at 20.3g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 11.1g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Powerbeats Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Powerbeats Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i are resistant to sweat
Powerbeats Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Powerbeats Pro and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) 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 volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology 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.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the device.
Powerbeats Pro 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this implies that Powerbeats Pro produce a juicier bass than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
The 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.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1.5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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 manufacturer, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i's case has a 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.
Powerbeats Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 3.5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Powerbeats Pro takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.3 hours
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Powerbeats Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have 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 enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Powerbeats Pro 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.
Powerbeats Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Powerbeats Pro 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro will work well 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.
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.
While the Powerbeats Pro microphones are 2, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
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 voice that the earbud microphone can recognize.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a find earbuds feature.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Powerbeats Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
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.
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 Powerbeats Pro also have a control panel on them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Powerbeats Pro too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.