Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IP54|
|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||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||29hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|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 rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
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 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, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a rating of IP54 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, at 10g weigh more than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 0.8g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i are resistant to sweat
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for flights and morning travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
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 given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1.5 hours . Every 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 have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and 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 many times before recharging the case itself.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 8.5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery power is 53mAh. less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2mAh
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro will work fine with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support it as well, LDAC, can automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
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.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
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 calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the microphone can pick up.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5i support the find earbuds feature.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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 just 30 minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a multipoint of 2 connections, this 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.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications from another connected device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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 an issue with the connection.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.