Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IP55|
|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||6mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||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|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection 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, Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a rating of IP55 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a higher liquid rating than Huawei FreeBuds 5i
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g weigh more than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 47.8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires 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 linking the pair of earbuds together.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have sweat resistance
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The 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 device volume to overcome background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i sit well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 4mm , as many tend to believe 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 are capable of generating 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 measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device generates high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5i can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Skullcandy Indy Fuel
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Skullcandy Indy Fuel's measurement is 105dB/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 before recharge. 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 4.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, 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 charge of 20.5 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 6.5 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 when they have been unused for long periods.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.7 hours
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery power is 55mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, 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 shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
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, 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have 4 microphones.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphone sensitivity is measured at -47dBV/Pa. The amount of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the microphone can recognize.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a find earbuds feature.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
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 switch calls from one device to another without 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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a control panel on them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.