Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei Freebuds StudioSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2)
|Huawei Freebuds Studio
|has a detachable cable
|has a tangle free cable
|has an over-the-ear foam
|has an on-ear foam
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (anc)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|has a battery level indicator
|has a rechargeable battery
|can be used wirelessly
|uses 2.4ghz wireless
|has usb type-c
|has aptx adaptive
|maximum bluetooth range
|has a 3.5mm male connector
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|has ambient sound mode
|has a mute function
|control panel placed on a device
|can be used as a headset
|travel bag is included
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The Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) have a weight of 280g, these weigh below 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Huawei Freebuds Studio, at 260g weigh less than the Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) by -20g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone cups, while the other end is inserted into a source device. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) are one of those.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2)'s cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to microfractures in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or completely damaging your headphones.
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear Huawei Freebuds Studio have a comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This design is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors.
On-ear headphones have smaller earpads that sit on top of your ears, this Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) 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.
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 outside (noise from your surrounding) and adding -1 inside (counter sound within the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Huawei Freebuds Studio allow you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise.
Passive Noise Cancellation uses well-designed ear cups to seal out environment noise. This is used for both in-ear earphones and over-ear headphones where the headphone itself will keep surrounding noise out.
The Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that also the Huawei Freebuds Studio isolates you from ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Huawei Freebuds Studio's lowest frequency is at 4Hz, this implies that Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) got a juicier bass than the Huawei Freebuds Studio
High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it. Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Huawei Freebuds Studio's highest frequency is at 48,000Hz, this implies that Huawei Freebuds Studio got a clearer and crispier treble than the Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2)
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) driver unit is 40mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Huawei Freebuds Studio driver unit is 40mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound gets , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better sound.
Impedance is the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, as electricity flows through a conductor, it experiences electrical resistance that counters the flow of current. The resistance of a wire is measured in ohms. Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2)'s impedance is 32Ohms, the lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
If your headphones play wirelessly, cancel ambient noise, or enhance your listening experience with active features, their battery life will reduce over time. The device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2)'s battery life is 30 hours
Huawei Freebuds Studio's battery life is 24 hours. Each time you recharge your headphones, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first. But over a few years, you may find that your device, no longer plays for long like it used to.
It takes 1.2 hours to fully charge the Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2)'s battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the headphones for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.
Huawei Freebuds Studio takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your headphones.
Huawei Freebuds Studio too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your headphones, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. Huawei Freebuds Studio's battery power is 410mAh, more battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2)'s battery can be recharged and used over again.
The Huawei Freebuds Studio too have a rechargeable battery.
2.4GHz wireless is used for devices such as headsets such as the Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2), keyboards, and mice similar to Bluetooth but with a proprietary radio frequency. It typically offers better performance than Bluetooth, with low latency and good stability.
Huawei Freebuds Studio too uses this kind of connectivity, its low-latency, high-quality audio comes along with better battery life.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) has a v5.2
Huawei Freebuds Studio has a Bluetooth version of v5.2. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power on a single cable. The USB-C plug is now part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets, it features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Huawei Freebuds Studio too have USB TYPE-C
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) can connect at a 30meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
The Huawei Freebuds Studio can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth
Being an industry standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc. Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) have only 2 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
The Huawei Freebuds Studio microphones are only 6.
Huawei Freebuds Studio use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Huawei Freebuds Studio support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) have a mute function, they have an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) support multipoint, which allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Huawei Freebuds Studio support multipoint count. Bluetooth multipoint would come in handy because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
There is a control panel on the Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
The Huawei Freebuds Studio too have a control panel on them.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) can be used as a headset.
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Huawei Freebuds Studio can be used as a headset. since they have a built-in microphone
The period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals. When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Huawei Freebuds Studio have a warranty period of 2 years
Carrying headphones without a case, or putting them in bags without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged. The Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless (Gen 2) come with their own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Huawei Freebuds Studio too have a travel bag or case included.