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

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

Huawei FreeBuds Studio release date and rate.

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What I dont like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

The active noise 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 noise, which is an excellent sensation. Nevertheless, voices are practically not removed at all, which makes the integrated Awareness Mode, i.e. changing on magnifying microphones to perceive the surroundings, practically obligatory. However as I stated, I have only 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 see the train passing by at all.
Wearer recognition.
What likewise worked incredibly well in my evaluation is the automated user acknowledgment. The earphones stop music playback when I take them off and continue playing as quickly as I put them back on. After about 10 minutes, the earphones also switch off automatically – so theres no nasty surprise the next early morning when you select up a set of dead earphones if you forgot to change it off after work the day before.

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

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

The wearing comfort of the Huawei FreeBuds Studio is as great as the balanced and not too bass-heavy sound.
The earphones are padded on the top of the head and have really soft, fluffy pads on the earcups, which protect your ears well and are really comfortable to the touch. It is so comfortable that after a couple of seconds of wearing it, I forget that I am wearing any headphones at all – just the gorgeous noise stays. If I were to draw a direct comparison to my Sony headphones, I noticed that even after a longer duration of wearing them, my hairline does not hurt. However I did research other tests on the Internet, where a male tester described the specific reverse: a painful hairline and direct skin contact with the ears. I cant validate both unfavorable experiences; the Huawei FreeBuds Pro are the most comfortable over-the-ears that Ive had the pleasure of examining in a long period of time.
ANC.
Lets pertained to a really crucial point where Huawei needs to convince in view of the cost: active sound cancellation. Huawei has actually integrated the “Intelligent Dynamic Active Noise Cancellation” innovation 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 on the environment. Users of a Huawei smartphone or the App are able to set the ANC Mode by hand. Automated control is changed on at the factory. I do not find this to be a problem, but a rather practical move. Especially in the office environment, active sound suppression does not have to be switched on as strongly as when travelling on mass transit or when you are at the workplace with coworkers who are hugely typing away on their mechanical keyboards.

No aptX.
The FreeBuds Studio comes with existing Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and offers the AAC, SBC and L2HC audio codec assistance. An aptX standard is unfortunately 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 currently equate to the Mate 40 Pro.
No app for iOS.

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

What I like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

Huawei tries to take on the similarity Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser and wishes to blend the market of leading over-the-ear headphones 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 everyday life? We tuned in to the Huawei FreeBuds Studio in this evaluation to discover..

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? For instance, I utilize it on the Mate 40 Pro to update the software of the headphones and by hand figure out the strength of the ANC.
I currently mentioned throughout the FreeBuds Pro review that there should be an iOS app, and I continue to preserve my stand here. I still cant discover it in the App Store.

The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a whopping ₤ 299.99. This puts the company in the top-tier price bracket for this product range. A similarly 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.

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

On the right, the deep bass melts right into my thoughts. The Huawei FreeBuds Studio injects System of a Downs “Aerials” directly into my heart. Huawei utilizes vibrant 40 mm chauffeurs that do their job well and provide a well balanced, tidy noise experience.
Battery life.
Its my fourth day with the 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. Huawei themselves touted 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.

Using comfort.

The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a whopping ₤ 299.99. 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 given that 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 utilize a Huawei mobile phone with EMUI 11, which would presently translate to the Mate 40 Pro.
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. With the Huawei FreeBuds Studio, the Chinese business makes an elegant entry into the market for high-end over-the-ear headphones equipped with ANC.

Final decision.

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