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

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 charged in a jiffy.

The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a tremendous ₤ 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 utilize a Huawei smartphone 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 also miss out on the Huawei AI Life App on the iPhone. With the Huawei FreeBuds Studio, the Chinese business makes a stylish entry into the market for high-end over-the-ear earphones geared up with ANC.

Final verdict.

In addition to a black variation, you can also delight in a light golden tone./ © Huawei.

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

What I like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

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 task well and offer a balanced, tidy sound experience.
Battery life.
Its my fourth day with the brand-new Huawei headphones (as of November 6, 2020), I have not even had to charge the battery of this set 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. Huawei themselves promoted battery life of up to 20 hours – I am positive that I will be able to validate this figure in the coming days at the rate that I am going.

What I dont like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

Huawei tries to take on the similarity Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser and wants to blend up the market of leading over-the-ear earphones with the introduction of its FreeBuds Studio. But simply how well will the brand-new premium headphones that retail for a rather substantial ₤ 300 carry out in daily life? We tuned in to the Huawei FreeBuds Studio in this evaluation to learn..

Apart from the absence of support for Huaweis Audio Codec, as an Apple user, I likewise lose out on the Huawei AI Life App on the iPhone. What is so bad about that, you ask? For example, I use it on the Mate 40 Pro to update the software of the headphones and by hand identify the strength of the ANC.
I already pointed out during the FreeBuds Pro review that there ought to be an iOS app, and I continue to keep my stand here. Regrettably, I still cant discover it in the App Store.

The wearing comfort of the Huawei FreeBuds Studio is as great as the well balanced and not too bass-heavy noise.
The earphones are padded on the top of the head and have extremely soft, fluffy pads on the earcups, which shield your ears well and are really comfortable to the touch. It is so comfy that after a few seconds of wearing it, I forget that I am wearing any earphones at all – only the gorgeous noise stays. If I were to draw a direct contrast to my Sony headphones, I discovered that even after a longer period of wearing them, my hairline does not hurt. I did check out up on other tests on the Internet, where a male tester explained the exact opposite: an agonizing hairline and direct skin contact with the ears. I cant confirm both unfavorable experiences; the Huawei FreeBuds Pro are the most comfy over-the-ears that Ive had the satisfaction of reviewing in a very long time.
ANC.
Lets pertained to an extremely crucial point where Huawei needs to convince in view of the price: active sound cancellation. Huawei has actually integrated the “Intelligent Dynamic Active Noise Cancellation” technology from the FreeBuds Pro which Ive reviewed before into the over-the-ear model. This enables the headphones to automatically control 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. Automatic control is changed on at the factory. I do not discover this to be a problem, however a rather useful relocation. Particularly in the office environment, active noise suppression doesnt have to be turned on as strongly as when taking a trip on mass transit or when you are at the office with coworkers who are hugely typing away on their mechanical keyboards.

Huawei FreeBuds Studio release date and rate.

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

The touch control works intuitively and exactly the very same as with my Sony headphones. All in all, you get an extremely excellent set of headphones for the money paid with impressive battery life. Bravo, Huawei!

The Huawei FreeBuds Studio features touch controls on the right headphone./ © NextPit.

No aptX.
The FreeBuds Studio comes with current Bluetooth 5.2 connection and uses the AAC, SBC and L2HC audio codec assistance. An aptX standard is sadly missing. But the transfer rate of Huaweis L2HC is greater than the one on aptX – obviously, you will just benefit from this if you utilize a Huawei smart device with EMUI 11, which would currently translate to the Mate 40 Pro.
No app for iOS.

When I listen to music at work, it is centred in my head above all noise, which is a great sensation. As I stated, I have just evaluated out the earphones in a quiet environment and not in public. When at work, I did not see the train passing by at all.
Wearer acknowledgment.
What also worked extremely well in my review is the automated wearer acknowledgment. The headphones stop music playback when I take them off and continue playing as quickly as I put them back on. After about ten minutes, the earphones also turn off automatically – so theres no nasty surprise the next early morning when you get a pair of dead headphones if you forgot to change it off after work the day before.

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Wearing comfort.

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