Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||Huawei FreeBuds 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||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||9.2mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||110dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||25hours|
|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||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||✓||✓|
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection given by an enclosure, 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, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5's rating is read as, the first number 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.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a weight of 10.8g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds .
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops have sweat resistance
Huawei FreeBuds 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Ultimate Ears Drops are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Huawei FreeBuds 5 and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Ultimate Ears Drops sit well in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
The Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1.8mm , 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 yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops'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 makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can produce a juicier bass than the Ultimate Ears Drops
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Ultimate Ears Drops
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Ultimate Ears Drops's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's battery life is 6 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 have to charge the device less often.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery life is less than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Ultimate Ears Drops's case has a charge of 9 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's charging case has a battery life of 25 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 16 hours
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery power is 42mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Ultimate Ears Drops have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops
Ultimate Ears Drops support AAC, a codec 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Ultimate Ears Drops will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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, which provides high-resolution audio.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 microphones are 6, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another connected device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 also have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 also have a control panel on them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.