Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3|
|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||7mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||107dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||21hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|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 given by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance 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 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 Momentum True Wireless 3 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 transport.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, at 10.6g weigh more than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 1.4g
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 wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have sweat resistance
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3'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 separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. The Huawei FreeBuds 5i and Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means 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, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 driver unit is 7mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 3mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this means that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 can make sound with a juicier bass than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5i can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's measurement is 107dB/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 before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's battery life is less 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 a few years, 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 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 multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.5 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 for the first time.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and charging case.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of 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 Momentum True Wireless 3 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 will work well with your MacBook. If you intend 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have 4 microphones.
While the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 microphones are 6, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphone sensitivity is measured at -47dBV/Pa. The magnitude 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 sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but 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 removed from your ears .
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 easily find them in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a find earbuds feature.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, 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 have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
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 Momentum True Wireless 3 also have a control panel on them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.