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

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

The active noise cancellation feature works dependably. Users of Android smart devices can update the earphones and set the ANC by hand. iPhone users will get nothing here, which is a pity. But it is good that there is an ANC button situated straight on the left earcup. The touch control works intuitively and exactly the exact same as with my Sony earphones. All in all, you get a great pair of earphones for the cash paid with impressive battery life. Bravo, Huawei! This is a terrific entry into the over-the-ear market.

The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a massive ₤ 299.99. This positions the business in the top-tier rate bracket for this item range. A likewise high cost 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 get the Huawei FreeBuds Studio in gold or black from November 3rd onwards.

Using convenience.

Final verdict.

When I listen to music at work, it is centred in my head above all noise, which is a great feeling. As I stated, I have only evaluated out the headphones in a quiet environment and not in public. When at work, I did not notice the train passing by at all.
User acknowledgment.
What likewise worked exceptionally 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 turn off automatically – so theres no nasty surprise the next early morning when you select up a set of dead earphones if you forgot to switch it off after work the day before.

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Huawei tries to take on the likes of Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser and wants to blend the marketplace of leading over-the-ear earphones with the introduction of its FreeBuds Studio. However just how well will the new premium earphones that retail for a rather large ₤ 300 carry out in everyday life? We tuned in to the Huawei FreeBuds Studio in this review to learn..

On the right, the deep bass melts right into my thoughts. Above it lies the electrical guitar with strings that attain wonderful highs. A bit deeper in my head, I hear the violin crying 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” straight into my heart. Every instrument in this work of art is plainly audible; even the “steps” at the extremely starting below the violin, which can only be heard on great earphones. Huawei utilizes vibrant 40 mm motorists that do their task well and supply a well balanced, tidy sound experience. At the exact same time, the bass does not penetrate too hard, and neither is it too aggressive while guaranteeing that it does not hush the lovely structure of studio tracks, as holds true with many other present headphones.
Battery life.
Its my 4th day with the brand-new Huawei headphones (as of November 6, 2020), I havent even had to charge the battery of this pair 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. 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.

Apart from the lack of assistance 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? I utilize it on the Mate 40 Pro to update the software application of the headphones and by hand figure out the strength of the ANC.
I currently discussed during the FreeBuds Pro review that there need to be an iOS app, and I continue to keep my stand here. Unfortunately, I still cant find it in the App Store.

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

The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a tremendous ₤ 299.99. Its my 4th day with the new Huawei earphones (as of November 6, 2020), I havent even had to charge the battery of this set of cans because 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. 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 currently translate to the Mate 40 Pro.
Apart from the absence of support for Huaweis Audio Codec, as an Apple user, I also miss out on out on the Huawei AI Life App on the iPhone. With the Huawei FreeBuds Studio, the Chinese business makes a sophisticated entry into the market for high-end over-the-ear headphones geared up with ANC.

What I do not like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

What I like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

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

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

The using comfort of the Huawei FreeBuds Studio is as good as the balanced and not too bass-heavy noise.
If I were to draw a direct comparison to my Sony earphones, I observed that even after a longer period of wearing them, my hairline does not injured. I cant confirm both unfavorable experiences; the Huawei FreeBuds Pro are the most comfortable over-the-ears that Ive had the pleasure of examining in a long time.
ANC.
Lets pertained to a really important point where Huawei has to convince in view of the price: active noise cancellation. Huawei has actually integrated the “Intelligent Dynamic Active Noise Cancellation” technology from the FreeBuds Pro which Ive reviewed prior to into the over-the-ear design. This permits the earphones to instantly manage the strength of the ANC based upon the environment. Users of a Huawei mobile phone or the App have the ability to set the ANC Mode by hand. Nevertheless, automated control is changed on at the factory. I do not find this to be an issue, however a rather practical move. Particularly in the office environment, active sound suppression doesnt have to be turned on as strongly as when travelling on public transport or when you are at the workplace with coworkers who are hugely typing away on their mechanical keyboards.

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

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