56points

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)

76points

Huawei FreeBuds Pro

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Huawei FreeBuds Pro
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Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) vs Huawei FreeBuds Pro

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
Huawei FreeBuds Pro

Why is Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) better than Huawei FreeBuds Pro?

  • Has Dolby Atmos
    ?
  • 30.43% longer battery life of the charging case
    ?

    30hvs23h
  • 3.64g lighter
    ?

    8.56gvs12.2g

Why is Huawei FreeBuds Pro better than Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)?

  • Has active noise cancellation (ANC)
    ?
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
    ?
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 1h longer battery life
    ?

    7hvs6h
  • Higher Ingress Protection (IP) rating
    ?

    IP54vsIPX4
  • 2 more microphone(s)
    ?

    6vs4
  • Has ambient sound mode
    ?
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?

Price comparison

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)

Buy used:

$40

ProductStorePrice
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$90

Huawei FreeBuds Pro

Buy used:

$156

ProductStorePrice
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$176
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$149
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$110

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User reviews

Overall rating

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
8.9
8 User reviews
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
8.9/10
8 User reviews
Huawei FreeBuds Pro
8.7
10 User reviews
Huawei FreeBuds Pro
8.7/10
10 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.9/10
8 votes
9.7/10
10 votes

Sound quality

9.1/10
8 votes
8.6/10
10 votes

Design

8.8/10
8 votes
9.2/10
10 votes

Comfort

8.4/10
8 votes
8.7/10
10 votes

Battery life

9.1/10
8 votes
8.5/10
10 votes

Comments

Aswath

Aswath

10 months ago

5 / 10

Good job apple but too pricey

Aswath

Aswath

10 months ago

5 / 10

1 users found this helpful
Hubert

Hubert

2 months ago

9 / 10

Good AirPods

Hubert

Hubert

2 months ago

9 / 10

These AirPods are a good upgrade from the 2nd gen AirPods but are slightly worse then the AirPods pro

Pros

  • Light
  • Good build quality
  • Quality sound

Cons

  • Scratch easily
1 users found this helpful
RiffRaff

RiffRaff

1 year ago

9 / 10

Amazing experience

RiffRaff

RiffRaff

1 year ago

9 / 10

They are amazing! I have wired ears, and the pros donโ€™t fit so well for me, even with other tips, but the third gens fit the best!

Pros

  • Good fit, media control, better, sound quality, spatial audio

Cons

  • None for me
0 users found this helpful

Design

Fit

Earbud

In-ear

The fit of the earbuds.
The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
weight

8.56g

12.2g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
has no wires or cables
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
wingtips included
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ–Huawei FreeBuds Pro
These earbuds come with wingtips that can be attached for a more secure fit. Wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When used correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
sweat resistance
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
is dustproof and water-resistant
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ–Huawei FreeBuds Pro
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
has stereo speakers
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
waterproof depth rating

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods (3rd Gen))

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Huawei FreeBuds Pro)

The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Sound quality

has active noise cancellation (ANC)
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
This type of device allows 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. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
has passive noise reduction
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
lowest frequency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods (3rd Gen))

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
highest frequency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods (3rd Gen))

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
has Dolby Atmos
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ–Huawei FreeBuds Pro
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. By doing so, Dolby Atmos allows for immersive, 360-degree sound.
impedance

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods (3rd Gen))

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Huawei FreeBuds Pro)

Impedance is the deviceโ€™s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
sound pressure level

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods (3rd Gen))

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Huawei FreeBuds Pro)

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
has a neodymium magnet
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ–Huawei FreeBuds Pro
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
charge time

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods (3rd Gen))

0.66h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
battery power

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods (3rd Gen))

55mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
has wireless charging
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
has a battery level indicator
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has a rechargeable battery
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

Has USB Type-C
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
has LDAC
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ–Huawei FreeBuds Pro
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX Adaptive
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ–Huawei FreeBuds Pro
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is 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.
has aptX Low Latency
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ–Huawei FreeBuds Pro
aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
has aptX HD
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ–Huawei FreeBuds Pro
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
has aptX
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ–Huawei FreeBuds Pro
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
has aptX Lossless
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ–Huawei FreeBuds Pro
aptX Lossless is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 16-bit/44.1kHz audio (at a maximum bit rate of 1200kbps). This codec provides CD-quality audio without any loss of data.
audio latency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods (3rd Gen))

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Huawei FreeBuds Pro)

Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your headphones/earbuds. Lower latency reduces audio lag, and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.

Features

has ambient sound mode
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. Itโ€™s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of whatโ€™s happening around you, for example when youโ€™re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
has in/on-ear detection
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
has find earbuds feature
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
You can use the app to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Supports fast charging
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcommโ€™s Quick Charge or MediaTekโ€™s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
multipoint count

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods (3rd Gen))

2

Multipoint 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.
has a mute function
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
can be used as a headset
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
control panel placed on a device
โœ”Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
There is a control panel on the device 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.
warranty period

1 years

1 years

When covered under the manufacturerโ€™s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Note: This may vary by region.

Microphone

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
has a noise-canceling microphone
โœ–Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
โœ”Huawei FreeBuds Pro
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
mic sensitivity

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods (3rd Gen))

-40dBV/Pa

It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
highest mic frequency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods (3rd Gen))

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Huawei FreeBuds Pro)

The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
lowest mic frequency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods (3rd Gen))

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Huawei FreeBuds Pro)

The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.

Price comparison

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)

Buy used:

$40

ProductStorePrice
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) ebay-newApple AirPods 3rd Generation
ebay-new logo
$90

Huawei FreeBuds Pro

Buy used:

$156

ProductStorePrice
Huawei FreeBuds Pro amazonHuawei Wireless Freebuds Pro Active Nois...Huawei Wireless Freebuds Pro Active Noise Cancellation Earbuds MermaidTWS - Carbon Black
amazon logo
$176
Huawei FreeBuds Pro amazonHuawei Freebuds Pro Active Noise Cancell...Huawei Freebuds Pro Active Noise Cancellation Earbuds MermaidTWS - Silver Frost
amazon logo
$149
Huawei FreeBuds Pro amazonHuawei Freebuds Pro Active Noise Cancell...Huawei Freebuds Pro Active Noise Cancellation Earbuds MermaidTWS - Ceramic White
amazon logo
$110

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