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

Huawei FreeBuds Studio release date and cost.

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

What I do not like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

What I like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

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

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

Last verdict.

On the right, the deep bass melts right into my thoughts. Above it lies the electric guitar with strings that accomplish wonderful highs. A little bit deeper in my head, I hear the violin weeping out. Goosebumps appear all over my body, and after that the drums announce the beginning of the track: “Life is a waterfall. Were one in a river and one after the fall. Life is a waterfall. We are one in a river and one after the fall.” The Huawei FreeBuds Studio injects System of a Downs “Aerials” directly into my heart. Every instrument in this masterpiece is clearly audible; even the “actions” at the extremely beginning beneath the violin, which can only be heard on excellent earphones. Huawei uses dynamic 40 mm chauffeurs that do their task well and provide a balanced, tidy noise experience. At the exact same time, the bass does not permeate too hard, and neither is it too aggressive while ensuring that it does not hush the lovely structure of studio tracks, as is the case with many other present headphones.
Battery life.
Its my fourth day with the new Huawei headphones (as of November 6, 2020), I havent 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. Huawei themselves touted battery life of up to 20 hours – I am optimistic that I will be able to verify this figure in the coming days at the rate that I am going.

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

The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a whopping ₤ 299.99. This positions the company in the top-tier cost bracket for this product 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.

The active sound suppression filters out dull background noises 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 fantastic feeling. Voices are practically not filtered out at all, which makes the incorporated Awareness Mode, i.e. changing on enhancing microphones to perceive the surroundings, practically necessary. As I stated, I have actually just tested out the earphones in a quiet environment and not in public. Here the Awareness Mode does show to be rather beneficial in my situation. When at work, I did not notice the train death by at all.
User recognition.
What likewise worked exceptionally well in my evaluation is the automatic wearer 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 also turn off instantly – so theres no nasty surprise the next morning when you select up a set of dead headphones if you forgot to change it off after work the day in the past.

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 set of cans because 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 only benefit from this if you use a Huawei smartphone with EMUI 11, which would currently translate to the Mate 40 Pro.
Apart from the absence 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 an elegant entry into the market for high-end over-the-ear headphones geared up with ANC.

Using convenience.

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The wearing comfort of the Huawei FreeBuds Studio is as good as the well balanced and not too bass-heavy noise.
If I were to draw a direct contrast to my Sony earphones, I saw that even after a longer duration of wearing them, my hairline does not harmed. I cant verify both unfavorable experiences; the Huawei FreeBuds Pro are the most comfy over-the-ears that Ive had the satisfaction of examining in a long time.
ANC.
Lets come to an extremely crucial point where Huawei has to encourage in view of the cost: active noise cancellation. This enables the earphones 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.

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

Apart from the lack of support for Huaweis Audio Codec, as an Apple user, I likewise miss out on the Huawei AI Life App on the iPhone. What is so bad about that, you ask? For instance, I use it on the Mate 40 Pro to upgrade the software application of the headphones and by hand determine 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 preserve my stand here. I still cant find it in the App Store.

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

The active sound cancellation function works dependably. Users of Android mobile phones can update the earphones and set the ANC manually. iPhone users will get absolutely nothing here, which is a pity. It is great that there is an ANC button situated straight on the left earcup. The touch control works intuitively and precisely the same as with my Sony earphones. All in all, you get a great set of earphones for the cash paid with exceptional battery life. Bravo, Huawei! This is an excellent entry into the over-the-ear market.

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