Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro||Huawei FreeBuds 5i|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||25dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||20.5hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||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 an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of 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.
Compared to the Huawei FreeBuds 5i, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a rating of IPX7 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Huawei FreeBuds 5i has a lower liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, at 11g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i with a difference of 1.8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the two earbuds together.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers, what this means is that Huawei FreeBuds 5i's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be spoilt. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for flights and morning travels. The Huawei FreeBuds 5i and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC 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.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making both devices 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply 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 recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro'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 tells how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5i generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.5 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 vendor, and the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's case has 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2.5 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh. more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 6mAh
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will work well with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
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 microphone can pick up.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i support the find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too support fast charging. It's very 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 30 minutes.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have a control panel on them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.