JBL Wave BeamSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Beam||Huawei FreeBuds 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ip54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|driver unit size||8mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||25hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||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||✓||✓|
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Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP54, the JBL Wave Beam'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.
In comparison to the JBL Wave Beam, Huawei FreeBuds 5 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
The JBL Wave Beam have a weight of 8.8g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Huawei FreeBuds 5, at 10.8g weigh more than the JBL Wave Beam by of 2g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Wave Beam are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds .
JBL Wave Beam are resistant to sweat
Huawei FreeBuds 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL Wave Beam have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Wave Beam have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Huawei FreeBuds 5 and JBL Wave Beam have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Wave Beam have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The JBL Wave Beam sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
JBL Wave Beam driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound produced by the device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Beam by 3mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
JBL Wave Beam's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can produce a juicier bass than the JBL Wave Beam
JBL Wave Beam's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Wave Beam
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Wave Beam's measurement is 100dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The JBL Wave Beam's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery life is less than that of JBL Wave Beam by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely 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 vendor, and JBL Wave Beam's case is said to have a full charge of 24 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's charging case has a battery life of 25 hours, more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 1 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Beam's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Wave Beam's battery capacity is 48mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery power is 42mAh. less than that of JBL Wave Beam by 6mAh
JBL Wave Beam have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Wave Beam have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The JBL Wave Beam have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Wave Beam have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam
Huawei FreeBuds 5 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.
The JBL Wave Beam have 2 microphones.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The JBL Wave Beam use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
JBL Wave Beam support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 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 hear traffic.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the JBL Wave Beam support the find earbuds feature.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
The JBL Wave Beam support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support 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 having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
JBL Wave Beam have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 too support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL Wave Beam, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 also have a control panel on them.
JBL Wave Beam have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The JBL Wave Beam come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.