Samsung Galaxy Buds 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
FiiO FW5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2||FiiO FW5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX2||ipX4|
|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||11mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||108db/mw|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||21.5hours||14hours|
|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||6only||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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, FiiO FW5 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 has a lower liquid rating than FiiO FW5
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The FiiO FW5, at 12.8g weigh more than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 with a difference of 2.8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
FiiO FW5 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are resistant to sweat
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The FiiO FW5 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The FiiO FW5 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
FiiO FW5 too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both FiiO FW5, and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
FiiO FW5 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 1mm , many people have a misconception 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
FiiO FW5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
FiiO FW5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, FiiO FW5's measurement is 108dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
FiiO FW5 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2'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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
FiiO FW5's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 0.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's case is said to have a full charge of 21.5 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
FiiO FW5's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 7.5 hours
It requires 1.6 hours to fully charge the FiiO FW5's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's battery power is 61mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
FiiO FW5's battery power is 65mAh. more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 4mAh
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your device and case.
FiiO FW5 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
FiiO FW5 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
FiiO FW5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
FiiO FW5 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have 6 microphones.
The FiiO FW5 microphones are 4, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The FiiO FW5 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The FiiO FW5 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a find earbuds feature.
The FiiO FW5 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
FiiO FW5 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The FiiO FW5 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The FiiO FW5 too have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
FiiO FW5 also have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a warranty period of 1 Years, 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
FiiO FW5 also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
FiiO FW5 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.