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

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

Apart from the lack of assistance for Huaweis Audio Codec, as an Apple user, I also lose 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 application of the headphones and by hand identify 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 preserve my stand here. I still cant discover it in the App Store.

The using convenience of the Huawei FreeBuds Studio is as excellent as the well balanced and not too bass-heavy noise.
If I were to draw a direct comparison to my Sony earphones, I noticed that even after a longer period of wearing them, my hairline does not hurt. I cant confirm both negative experiences; the Huawei FreeBuds Pro are the most comfortable over-the-ears that Ive had the satisfaction of reviewing in a long time.
ANC.
Lets pertained to an extremely crucial point where Huawei needs to encourage in view of the price: active noise cancellation. Huawei has incorporated the “Intelligent Dynamic Active Noise Cancellation” innovation from the FreeBuds Pro which Ive reviewed before into the over-the-ear design. This allows the headphones to immediately 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 manually. Automatic control is changed on at the factory. I do not discover this to be an issue, but a rather useful relocation. Particularly in the office environment, active sound suppression does not need to be switched on as highly as when taking a trip on public transport or when you are at the workplace with associates who are hugely typing away on their mechanical keyboards.

On the right, the deep bass melts right into my thoughts. Above it lies the electrical guitar with strings that accomplish wonderful highs. A bit deeper in my head, I hear the violin weeping out. Goosebumps appear all over my body, and then 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 “actions” at the really beginning beneath the violin, which can only be heard on great headphones. Huawei utilizes dynamic 40 mm chauffeurs that do their job well and offer a balanced, clean sound experience. At the same time, the bass does not penetrate too hard, and neither is it too aggressive while making sure that it does not muffle the stunning composition of studio tracks, as holds true with many other current earphones.
Battery life.
Its my 4th day with the new Huawei earphones (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 reveals 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 confirm this figure in the coming days at the rate that I am going.

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The FreeBuds Studio from Huawei costs a tremendous ₤ 299.99. This places the company in the top-tier price bracket for this item variety. A likewise high cost can now be found on the Sony WH-1000XM3, Bose 700, or Sennheiser Momentum III, which cost around ₤ 399.99 when they were introduced.
You can select up the Huawei FreeBuds Studio in gold or black from November 3rd onwards.

Last decision.

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

Huawei attempts to take on the similarity Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser and wishes to blend the marketplace of leading over-the-ear headphones with the introduction of its FreeBuds Studio. Simply how well will the brand-new premium earphones that retail for a rather large ₤ 300 carry out in daily life? We tuned in to the Huawei FreeBuds Studio in this evaluation to find out..

Wearing convenience.

What I do not like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

No aptX.
The FreeBuds Studio features present Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and provides the AAC, SBC and L2HC audio codec support. An aptX requirement is regrettably missing out on. But the transfer rate of Huaweis L2HC is higher than the one on aptX – obviously, you will just benefit from this if you use a Huawei mobile phone with EMUI 11, which would presently translate to the Mate 40 Pro.
No app for iOS.

Huawei FreeBuds Studio release date and cost.

What I like about the Huawei FreeBuds Studio …

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 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 smart device with EMUI 11, which would presently translate to the Mate 40 Pro.
Apart from the absence 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 company makes a classy entry into the market for high-end over-the-ear headphones geared up with ANC.

The touch control works intuitively and precisely the very same as with my Sony headphones. All in all, you get an extremely good set of headphones for the cash paid with exceptional battery life. Bravo, Huawei!

The active noise suppression removes dull background sounds 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 sound, which is a terrific feeling. Voices are almost not filtered out at all, which makes the incorporated Awareness Mode, i.e. changing on enhancing microphones to perceive the surroundings, almost necessary. However as I said, I have only checked out the headphones in a peaceful environment and not in public. Here the Awareness Mode does show to be rather helpful in my situation. When at work, I did not discover the train passing by at all.
User acknowledgment.
What likewise worked extremely 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 headphones stop music playback. After about ten minutes, the headphones also change off automatically – so theres no nasty surprise the next early morning when you choose up a set of dead earphones if you forgot to switch it off after work the day in the past.

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

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 earphones can be rapidly recharged in a jiffy.

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