Huawei Freebuds Studio review: Huawei’s first over-ear headphones

Wearing convenience.

What I do not like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

The soft upholstery of the Huawei FreeBuds Studio is specifically appealing to me./ © NextPit.

With the Huawei FreeBuds Studio, the Chinese business makes a classy entry into the market for high-end over-the-ear headphones geared up with ANC. And if the battery runs dry, the earphones can be quickly recharged in a jiffy.

On the right, the deep bass melts right into my thoughts. The Huawei FreeBuds Studio injects System of a Downs “Aerials” straight into my heart. Huawei utilizes dynamic 40 mm drivers that do their job well and provide a well balanced, tidy sound experience.
Battery life.
Its my fourth day with the brand-new Huawei headphones (since November 6, 2020), I have not even needed to charge the battery of this set of cans considering that the eventful day I took it out of the box, and my iPhone reveals that it still has a quarter of the battery life left. At this point, the over-the-ear earphones – with active noise cancellation always turned on – have actually been utilized for group meetings, a night of election madness on CNN, and at least 5 hours of music pleasure. I am delighted with the quantity of battery life that this set brings, tossing a judgmental eye at my devoted buddy, the Sony WH-1000XM3: Well, you just cant take on that. Huawei themselves touted battery life of approximately 20 hours – I am positive that I will have the ability to verify this figure in the coming days at the rate that I am going.

The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a whopping ₤ 299.99. This puts the company in the top-tier cost bracket for this item range. A likewise high cost can now be discovered on the Sony WH-1000XM3, Bose 700, or Sennheiser Momentum III, which cost around ₤ 399.99 when they were presented.
You can get the Huawei FreeBuds Studio in gold or black from November 3rd onwards.

No aptX.
The FreeBuds Studio features current Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and offers the AAC, SBC and L2HC audio codec support. An aptX requirement is unfortunately missing out on. However the transfer rate of Huaweis L2HC is greater than the one on aptX – naturally, you will only gain from this if you utilize a Huawei smartphone with EMUI 11, which would presently equate to the Mate 40 Pro.
No app for iOS.

Huawei FreeBuds Studio release date and cost.

The active noise suppression strains dull background sounds such as keyboard typing and does not put pressure on the ear canal. When I listen to music at work, it is centred in my head above all noise, which is an excellent sensation. However, voices are practically not removed at all, which makes the integrated Awareness Mode, i.e. changing on enhancing microphones to perceive the environments, practically compulsory. As I said, I have just checked out the earphones in a peaceful environment and not in public. Here the Awareness Mode does prove to be rather useful in my situation. When at work, I did not observe the train passing by at all.
Wearer recognition.
What also worked extremely well in my evaluation is the automated user acknowledgment. When I take them off and continue playing as soon as I put them back on, the headphones stop music playback. After about ten minutes, the headphones likewise change off immediately – so theres no nasty surprise the next morning when you choose up a set of dead headphones if you forgot to change it off after work the day in the past.

The using convenience of the Huawei FreeBuds Studio is as great as the well balanced and not too bass-heavy noise.
If I were to draw a direct comparison to my Sony earphones, I noticed that even after a longer period of using them, my hairline does not hurt. I cant verify both unfavorable experiences; the Huawei FreeBuds Pro are the most comfortable over-the-ears that Ive had the satisfaction of reviewing in a long time.
ANC.
Lets come to an extremely important point where Huawei has to convince in view of the cost: active noise cancellation. This permits the headphones to automatically control the strength of the ANC based on the environment. Users of a Huawei smartphone or the App are able to set the ANC Mode by hand.

In addition to a black variation, you can likewise enjoy a light golden tone./ © Huawei.

Huawei attempts to take on the similarity Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser and desires to blend the marketplace of leading over-the-ear earphones with the intro of its FreeBuds Studio. Just how well will the brand-new premium headphones that retail for a rather hefty ₤ 300 perform in everyday life? We tuned in to the Huawei FreeBuds Studio in this evaluation to learn..

The Huawei FreeBuds Studio includes touch controls on the best headphone./ © NextPit.

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Final decision.

The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a massive ₤ 299.99. Its my 4th day with the new Huawei earphones (as of November 6, 2020), I have not even had to charge the battery of this pair of cans since the fateful day I took it out of the box, and my iPhone shows that it still has a quarter of the battery life left. The transfer rate of Huaweis L2HC is higher than the one on aptX – of course, you will just benefit from this if you utilize a Huawei smart device with EMUI 11, which would presently equate to the Mate 40 Pro.
Apart from the lack of assistance for Huaweis Audio Codec, as an Apple user, I likewise miss out on the Huawei AI Life App on the iPhone. With the Huawei FreeBuds Studio, the Chinese business makes an elegant entry into the market for high-end over-the-ear headphones equipped with ANC.

The touch control works intuitively and precisely the exact same as with my Sony headphones. All in all, you get a really great pair of headphones for the cash paid with exceptional battery life. Bravo, Huawei!

What I like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

Apart from the lack of assistance for Huaweis Audio Codec, as an Apple user, I also lose out on the Huawei AI Life App on the iPhone. What is so bad about that, you ask? I use it on the Mate 40 Pro to upgrade the software of the headphones and manually identify the strength of the ANC.
I currently pointed out during the FreeBuds Pro evaluation that there need to be an iOS app, and I continue to keep my stand here. I still cant discover it in the App Store.

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