Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||Sennheiser CX 500BT|
|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||✗|
|sound pressure level||✗||94dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||✗||10000Hz|
|lowest mic frequency||✗||100Hz|
|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 level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance 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 of liquids 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, Sennheiser CX 500BT 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 prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 2.8g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have sweat resistance
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
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 Sennheiser CX 500BT and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to 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 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have ANC making both devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. The Huawei FreeBuds 5i and Sennheiser CX 500BT operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background noise well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the device.
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 makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT can make sound with a juicier bass than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5i produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser CX 500BT
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Sennheiser CX 500BT's measurement is 94dB/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 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.5 hours . Each 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the 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 multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 4.5 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 unused for long periods.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery power is 55mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The 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 earbuds and charging case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Sennheiser CX 500BT 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser CX 500BT will work well with your MacBook. 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.
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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is 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 sound that the microphone can pick up.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Sennheiser CX 500BT too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a find earbuds feature.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Sennheiser CX 500BT too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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 feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5i, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a control panel on them.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT 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 through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.