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

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

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 chauffeurs that do their job well and provide a balanced, tidy sound experience.
Battery life.
Its my 4th day with the new Huawei headphones (as of November 6, 2020), I havent even had to charge the battery of this pair of cans considering that the eventful day I took it out of the box, and my iPhone shows that it still has a quarter of the battery life left. Huawei themselves touted battery life of up to 20 hours – I am positive that I will be able to verify this figure in the coming days at the rate that I am going.

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When I listen to music at work, it is centred in my head above all noise, which is a terrific sensation. As I stated, I have only checked out the headphones in a peaceful environment and not in public. When at work, I did not see the train passing by at all.
User recognition.
What likewise worked exceptionally well in my evaluation is the automated user acknowledgment. The headphones stop music playback when I take them off and continue playing as soon as I put them back on. After about 10 minutes, the earphones likewise turn off immediately – so theres no nasty surprise the next morning when you get a pair of dead earphones if you forgot to switch it off after work the day before.

Apart from the absence of support for Huaweis Audio Codec, as an Apple user, I likewise miss out on 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 by hand figure out the strength of the ANC.
I currently pointed out during the FreeBuds Pro evaluation that there should be an iOS app, and I continue to maintain my stand here. Sadly, I still cant discover it in the App Store.

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

What I do not like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

No aptX.
The FreeBuds Studio comes with current Bluetooth 5.2 connection and offers the AAC, SBC and L2HC audio codec support. An aptX requirement is sadly missing out on. The transfer rate of Huaweis L2HC is higher than the one on aptX – of course, you will only benefit from this if you utilize a Huawei smart device with EMUI 11, which would presently translate to the Mate 40 Pro.
No app for iOS.

Huawei FreeBuds Studio release date and price.

The wearing comfort of the Huawei FreeBuds Studio is as great as the well balanced and not too bass-heavy sound.
If I were to draw a direct comparison to my Sony earphones, I saw that even after a longer period of wearing them, my hairline does not injured. I cant validate both negative experiences; the Huawei FreeBuds Pro are the most comfy over-the-ears that Ive had the pleasure of reviewing in a long time.
ANC.
Lets pertained to an extremely essential point where Huawei needs to encourage in view of the price: active sound cancellation. Huawei has integrated the “Intelligent Dynamic Active Noise Cancellation” technology from the FreeBuds Pro which Ive examined before into the over-the-ear design. This permits the earphones to immediately control the strength of the ANC based on the environment. Users of a Huawei mobile phone or the App are able to set the ANC Mode manually. However, automatic control is turned on at the factory. I do not find this to be a problem, however a rather practical relocation. Particularly in the home office environment, active sound suppression does not have to be turned on as strongly as when travelling on mass transit or when you are at the office with coworkers who are extremely typing away on their mechanical keyboards.

With the Huawei FreeBuds Studio, the Chinese company makes an elegant entry into the marketplace for high-end over-the-ear headphones geared up with ANC. The battery life transcends to my older Sony WH-1000XM3. And if the battery runs dry, the earphones can be quickly charged in a jiffy. My ears do not touch the within the cushioned earcup; at the exact same time, the cushioning is so soft that after a few minutes I no longer feel that the outstanding sound in my head is coming from a set of headphones.

What I like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

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

Wearing comfort.

The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a massive ₤ 299.99. This positions the company 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 choose up the Huawei FreeBuds Studio in gold or black from November 3rd onwards.

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 set of cans because 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 higher than the one on aptX – of course, you will just benefit from this if you utilize a Huawei mobile phone 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 company makes a sophisticated entry into the market for high-end over-the-ear headphones geared up with ANC.

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

Final verdict.

Huawei tries to take on the similarity Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser and wishes to blend up the marketplace of leading over-the-ear earphones with the intro of its FreeBuds Studio. Simply how well will the new premium earphones that retail for a rather significant ₤ 300 carry out in everyday life? We tuned in to the Huawei FreeBuds Studio in this evaluation to discover out..

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