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

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

The active sound cancellation function works reliably. Users of Android mobile phones can upgrade the earphones and set the ANC manually. iPhone users will get nothing here, which is a pity. It is good that there is an ANC button located straight on the left earcup. Also, the touch control works intuitively and exactly the like with my Sony earphones. All in all, you get a great pair of earphones for the cash paid with exceptional battery life. Bravo, Huawei! This is a fantastic entry into the over-the-ear market.

Apart from the absence of support 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 update the software of the earphones and by hand figure out the strength of the ANC.
I already mentioned during the FreeBuds Pro evaluation that there should be an iOS app, and I continue to preserve my stand here. Regrettably, I still cant discover it in the App Store.

What I do not like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

What I like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

Huawei attempts to take on the likes of Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser and desires to blend the market of leading over-the-ear earphones with the intro of its FreeBuds Studio. However just how well will the new premium headphones that retail for a rather significant ₤ 300 perform in everyday life? We tuned in to the Huawei FreeBuds Studio in this review to learn..

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

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

Huawei FreeBuds Studio release date and rate.

The using comfort of the Huawei FreeBuds Studio is as great as the 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 wearing them, my hairline does not hurt. I cant verify both negative experiences; the Huawei FreeBuds Pro are the most comfy over-the-ears that Ive had the enjoyment of examining in a long time.
ANC.
Lets concerned an extremely important point where Huawei has to convince in view of the price: active sound cancellation. Huawei has actually integrated the “Intelligent Dynamic Active Noise Cancellation” innovation from the FreeBuds Pro which Ive evaluated before into the over-the-ear design. This allows the headphones to immediately manage the strength of the ANC based on the environment. Users of a Huawei smart device or the App are able to set the ANC Mode by hand. Nevertheless, automatic control is turned on at the factory. I do not discover this to be a problem, however a rather useful relocation. Particularly in the house workplace environment, active noise suppression doesnt have to be turned on as strongly as when travelling on public transportation or when you are at the office with associates who are wildly typing away on their mechanical keyboards.

The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a whopping ₤ 299.99. This places the business in the top-tier cost bracket for this item variety. A likewise high price 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.

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Last decision.

Wearing convenience.

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. The battery life is exceptional to my older Sony WH-1000XM3. And if the battery runs dry, the headphones can be rapidly charged in a jiffy. My ears do not touch the within the cushioned earcup; at the very same time, the cushioning is so soft that after a few minutes I no longer feel that the excellent sound in my head is coming from a set of headphones.

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 vibrant 40 mm motorists that do their job well and offer a well balanced, clean sound experience.
Battery life.
Its my fourth day with the brand-new Huawei earphones (since November 6, 2020), I have not even had to charge the battery of this set of cans considering that 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. At this point, the over-the-ear earphones – with active noise cancellation always switched on – have actually been utilized for team conferences, a night of election madness on CNN, and a minimum of five hours of music satisfaction. I am thrilled with the quantity of battery life that this pair brings, tossing a judgmental eye at my loyal companion, the Sony WH-1000XM3: Well, you merely cant complete with that. Huawei themselves touted battery life of up to 20 hours – I am optimistic 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 massive ₤ 299.99. Its my 4th day with the brand-new Huawei headphones (as of November 6, 2020), I have not even had to charge the battery of this pair of cans since 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. The transfer rate of Huaweis L2HC is greater than the one on aptX – of course, you will just benefit from this if you use a Huawei mobile phone with EMUI 11, which would presently translate to the Mate 40 Pro.
Apart from the absence of assistance for Huaweis Audio Codec, as an Apple user, I also miss out on the Huawei AI Life App on the iPhone. 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.

The active sound suppression removes dull background sounds such as keyboard typing and does not place pressure on the ear canal. When I listen to music at work, it is centred in my head above all noise, which is a great sensation. Voices are almost not filtered out at all, which makes the integrated Awareness Mode, i.e. switching on magnifying microphones to perceive the environments, practically obligatory. As I stated, I have just tested out the earphones in a peaceful environment and not in public. Here the Awareness Mode does show to be rather useful in my scenario. When at work, I did not notice the train death by at all.
User recognition.
What likewise worked exceptionally well in my review is the automatic wearer acknowledgment. The earphones stop music playback when I take them off and continue playing as quickly as I put them back on. After about 10 minutes, the headphones likewise switch off instantly – so theres no nasty surprise the next morning when you select up a set of dead earphones if you forgot to change it off after work the day previously.

No aptX.
The FreeBuds Studio includes current Bluetooth 5.2 connection and offers the AAC, SBC and L2HC audio codec assistance. An aptX requirement is sadly missing out on. But the transfer rate of Huaweis L2HC is greater than the one on aptX – obviously, you will just take advantage of this if you utilize a Huawei smartphone with EMUI 11, which would currently equate to the Mate 40 Pro.
No app for iOS.

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