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

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

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

The active sound suppression strains dull background noises such as keyboard typing and does not position pressure on the ear canal. When I listen to music at work, it is centred in my head above all sound, which is a great feeling. However, voices are practically not removed at all, that makes the integrated Awareness Mode, i.e. changing on enhancing microphones to view the environments, almost mandatory. As I said, I have only checked out the earphones in a quiet environment and not in public. Here the Awareness Mode does show to be rather helpful in my situation. When at work, I did not observe the train passing by at all.
Wearer recognition.
What also worked incredibly well in my evaluation is the automated user recognition. When I take them off and continue playing as quickly as I put them back on, the earphones stop music playback. After about ten minutes, the headphones also change off instantly – so theres no nasty surprise the next early morning when you get a set of dead earphones if you forgot to change it off after work the day previously.

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 motorists that do their job well and offer a balanced, tidy sound experience.
Battery life.
Its my 4th day with the new Huawei headphones (since November 6, 2020), I have not even needed to charge the battery of this pair of cans because the fateful day I took it out of package, and my iPhone shows that it still has a quarter of the battery life left. At this moment, the over-the-ear headphones – with active noise cancellation constantly turned on – have been utilized for group meetings, a night of election madness on CNN, and at least five hours of music satisfaction. I am delighted with the amount of battery life that this pair carries, tossing a judgmental eye at my loyal companion, the Sony WH-1000XM3: Well, you merely cant take on that. Huawei themselves promoted battery life of as much as 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 using comfort of the Huawei FreeBuds Studio is as good as the well balanced and not too bass-heavy noise.
The earphones are padded on the top of the head and have really soft, fluffy pads on the earcups, which shield your ears well and are extremely comfortable to the touch. In reality, it is so comfortable that after a few seconds of wearing it, I forget that I am using any headphones at all – only the stunning sound remains. If I were to draw a direct contrast to my Sony headphones, I observed that even after a longer duration of wearing them, my hairline does not injured. However I did research other tests on the Internet, where a male tester explained the precise opposite: an agonizing hairline and direct skin contact with the ears. I cant validate both negative experiences; the Huawei FreeBuds Pro are the most comfy over-the-ears that Ive had the pleasure of evaluating in a very long time.
ANC.
Lets pertained to a really crucial point where Huawei needs to convince in view of the price: active sound cancellation. Huawei has actually incorporated the “Intelligent Dynamic Active Noise Cancellation” innovation from the FreeBuds Pro which Ive examined prior to into the over-the-ear design. This enables the earphones to instantly 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. However, automatic control is turned on at the factory. I do not find this to be a problem, however a rather useful move. Particularly in the home workplace environment, active noise suppression does not have to be turned on as strongly as when taking a trip on public transport 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 business makes a sophisticated entry into the market for high-end over-the-ear headphones equipped with ANC. And if the battery runs dry, the headphones can be quickly charged in a jiffy.

No aptX.
The FreeBuds Studio includes present Bluetooth 5.2 connection and uses the AAC, SBC and L2HC audio codec support. An aptX requirement is sadly missing out on. But the transfer rate of Huaweis L2HC is greater than the one on aptX – naturally, you will only take advantage of this if you utilize a Huawei mobile phone with EMUI 11, which would presently equate to the Mate 40 Pro.
No app for iOS.

What I like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

Last verdict.

What I dont like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

Using comfort.

Huawei attempts to take on the likes of Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser and wants to blend the marketplace of leading over-the-ear earphones with the intro of its FreeBuds Studio. Just how well will the new premium headphones that retail for a rather significant ₤ 300 carry out in daily life? We tuned in to the Huawei FreeBuds Studio in this evaluation to discover..

Apart from the lack 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? For example, I use it on the Mate 40 Pro to upgrade the software of the earphones and by hand determine the strength of the ANC.
I currently discussed during the FreeBuds Pro review that there must be an iOS app, and I continue to keep 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 headphones. All in all, you get a really excellent pair of earphones for the cash paid with exceptional battery life. Bravo, Huawei!

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

The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a tremendous ₤ 299.99. Its my 4th day with the 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 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 use a Huawei smart device 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 an elegant entry into the market for high-end over-the-ear earphones geared up with ANC.

The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a tremendous ₤ 299.99. This puts the company in the top-tier cost bracket for this item variety. A likewise high rate tag can now be found 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.

Huawei FreeBuds Studio release date and price.

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