Huawei Freebuds Pro Wireless Earbuds Review

Review of Huawei Freebuds Pro Truly Wireless Earbuds.

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The Huawei Freebuds Pro truly wireless earbuds are the latest truly wireless earbuds produced by Huawei. These buds come with Active Noise Cancelation, just like its predecessor, the Huawei Freebuds 3. Huawei launched these buds to compete with high-end truly wireless earbuds such as the Apple Airpod Pros.

Huawei Freebuds Pro Wireless Earbuds Review

We are back with another truly wireless earbuds review and this time we have the Huawei Freebuds Pro on the table. This is their fourth truly wireless earbuds launch. Since they released the Huawei Freebuds 1st Generation, they have come along way when it comes to quality and features. These buds come with Active Noise Cancelation. Huawei introduced ANC in their previous model, the Huawei Freebuds 3. The Freebuds Pro comes with new exciting features and most importantly the Microphone Performance is much better compared to many other truly wireless earbuds in the market.

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Product Name: Huawei Freebuds Pro

Product Description: The Huawei Freebuds Pro has a battery life of 5 hours with Active Noise Cancelation on. The charging case adds another 17 hours of playback. With Active Noise Cancelation off it lasts up to 8 hours and 28 hours more from the charging case. It also comes with USB Type-C charging and it also supports Qi wireless charging.

Brand: Huawei

  • Audio Quality
    (4)
  • Battery Life
    (4)
  • Mic
    (5)
  • Performance
    (3)
  • Design
    (4)
  • Comfortable
    (4)
  • Connectivity
    (5)
  • Durability
    (2)
  • Controls
    (3)

Summary

The Huawei Freebuds Pro truly wireless earbuds have a comfortable design, excellent microphone quality, and an audio output that customizes according to the user. There are many positives in these Huawei Freebuds Pro, but there are few negatives that prevent these buds from being one of the best truly wireless earbuds in the market. 

Overall
3.8

Pros

  • USB Type-C Charging + Wireless Charging

  • Hybrid Active Noise Cancelation

  • Bone Voice Sensor

  • Dual Anti-Wind Noise Design

  • Force Stem for controls + Huawei AI Life App

  • Dual Device Connection

Cons

  • No IP Rating

  • Mobile App does not support IOS devices.

  • Hard to handle with the case.

Huawei Freebuds Pro Review - Pros and Cons

However, there are few setbacks in these new Huawei Freebuds Pro. One of them is the fact that there is no IP rating for these buds. This is a major setback when you compare it with all other major truly wireless earbuds in the market. Nevertheless, these buds offer great quality when it comes to other aspects. We will dive into all these features, pros, and cons so that you will have a better idea before you choose what is best for you.

Positives​

USB Type-C Charging + Wireless Charging

Hybrid Active Noise Cancelation

Voice Mode

Bone Voice Sensor

Intelligent Dual Antenna + Bluetooth 5.2

Dual Anti-Wind Noise Design

Force Stem for controls + Huawei AI Life App

Dual Device Connection

Nagative

No IP Rating

Mobile App does not support IOS devices.

Hard to handle with the case.

Huawei Freebuds Pro Earbuds Pros

USB Type-C Charging + Wireless Charging

The Huawei Freebuds Pro comes with USB Type-C enables quick charging which is convenient for the user. This is a common feature in most truly wireless earbuds, and it is also an essential feature. The charging case support Qi wireless charging which enables the user to charge the case using their power-sharing smartphone. The bud’s charges quickly as well compared to most brands. During our real-life testing, it roughly took 25 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%.

Hybrid Active Noise Cancelation

The two inward-facing and outward-facing microphones detect out-of-the-ear and in-ear ambient noise and use the dynamic drivers to create accurate anti-noise signals to cancel all the noises up to 40dB. The intelligent Dynamic Active Noise Cancelation detects ambient noise levels and switched the ANC modes for a suitable audio experience. There are three modes of Active Noise Cancelation. Ultra-mode is the highest level suitable for traveling on train or airplane. Cozy Mode is ideal for an office environment. It blocks away noises such as typing, computers, and occasional conversations in the workplace. The General Mode keeps away the ambient noise in a crowded café or a street.

Bone Voice Sensor

During calls, the Bone Voice Sensor detects and strengthens human voices by detecting the bone vibrations to provide a clear sound.

Intelligent Dual Antenna + Bluetooth 5.2

Each earbud comprises two Bluetooth antennas which enhances the connectivity between your device and the earbuds. You would not need to worry about surrounding interferences affecting the connectivity. The latest Bluetooth 5.2 technology makes sure there extremely low latency when it comes to audio output.

Dual Anti-Wind Noise Design

The two mics on the stem of the earbud are secured by an Anti-Wind Noise Cancelation tube to drown out the wind noise. It takes away all the whistling sound caused by air friction, which allows the user to have no disturbances even while running or cycling in the streets.

Force Stem for controls + Huawei AI Life App

The mobile application is a great value addition to the buds. It allows the user to control the Active Noise Cancelation levels. It also has the locate the buds through “Find My Earphones” – it locates the buds separately and the charging case separately in a map. You can also make a beeping sound through the phone. The Huawei Freebuds Pro comes with force controls stem. The default control settings are not customizable, but it offers all the necessary controls you need.

Dual Device Connection

The Huawei Freebuds Pro supports dual connect. You can switch to your phone from the laptop/tab with just a pinch on the stem. You need not worry about having a disconnect from one device to connect to the other.

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Huawei Freebuds Pro Earbuds Cons

No IP Rating

The Huawei Freebuds Pro is right up there when it comes to performance. It is highly surprising when we realized these buds do not have an IP Rating. This means these buds are not for fitness fanatics. The durability factor is affected due to this reason and the users would have to be extra careful when using these buds.

Mobile App does not support IOS devices.

Another alarming factor in these buds. When you look at most of the truly wireless earbuds which come with mobile applications, they usually support all platforms. This will be a major concern for IOS users if they wish to buy these buds.

Hard to handle with the case.

The unique design of the buds and the charging case also have their negatives. The design keeps the buds flushed in the case, which makes it hard to take them out of it.

Dynamic equalizer adjustment is done automatically by detecting real-time signal changes in the ear. It also detects the ear shape and wear status and adjusts the EQ dynamically to give the best output for the user.

Huawei Freebuds Pro - Design and Durability

The Huawei Freebuds Pro has a short stem design, like the Apple Airpod Pro. The stem has a force sensor and touch sensor for controls. The buds come in hard plastic and have a shiny finish to give it a rich look. In the box, you get three sizes of rubber ear tips. There are three color options: Ceramic White, Silver Frost, and Carbon Black.
When it comes to durability, it is a huge letdown. The buds do not come with an IP rating. This is one of the basic features when it comes truly wireless earbuds. Most buds at least have an IPX2 rating just to increase the durability factor. If you wish to buy these buds, you might want to get a separate to use during your workout session in the gym.

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Huawei Freebuds Pro - Control and Digital Assistant

The Huawei Freebuds Pro comes with a force capacitive stem. It is much like the Airpod Pro which has the same force stem. The interesting factor is that the stem also has a touch sensor which enables the user to control the volume by swiping up/down on the stem.

Left Bud Buttons Functions

Long Press

ANC/Awareness Mode

Swipe Up

Increase Volume

Swipe Down

Decrease Volume

Pinch Once

Play/Pause Music or Answer/End Call

Pinch Twice

Next Song

Pinch thrice

Previous Song

These controls are not customizable using the application, but all the necessary controls are right there so that you do not need to reach your phone while been connected to the buds. Another major setback in these buds is the fact that it does not support any digital assistance and there is no google integration in these buds.

App and Special Features

The Huawei Freebuds Pro supports the Huawei AI Life App. The app allows the user to control the Active Noise Cancelation levels. There are three modes of Active Noise Cancelation. Ultra-mode is the highest level suitable for traveling on train or airplane. Cozy Mode is ideal for an office environment. It blocks away noises such as typing, computers, and occasional conversations in the workplace. The General Mode keeps away the ambient noise in a crowded café or a street. It also has the locate the buds through “Find My Earphones” – it locates the buds separately and the charging case separately in a map. You can also make a beeping sound through the phone. Voice mode is a special feature that allows you to have a conversation while having both buds plugged in your ear. The voice mode reduces the ambient sound and concentrates on human voices. You can simply long-press the buds to switch into awareness mode to know what is happening around you.

Huawei Freebuds Pro - Audio Quality

The Freebuds Pro comes with 11mm Dynamic drivers. It does impressive when it comes to listening to audiobooks, podcasts, tv-series or movies. Huawei introduced a mechanical sound stabilization system that prevents distortion when it comes to high-pitched tones. However, sometimes it could get messy depending on the type of music you are listening to. With active noise cancelation switched off, the sound profile of these buds is well balanced in all three departments. When you switch on active noise cancelation, it becomes more bass-heavy and gives less prominence to the mids. The sound separation in these buds is admirable too. When listening to opera or orchestral music, you could each instrument separately and their enough clarity in words as well.

Huawei Freebuds Pro - Noise Cancelation

The three microphones work together to provide one of the absolute best noise cancelations when it comes truly wireless earbuds. The mics detect out-of-the-ear and in-ear ambient noise and use the dynamic drivers to create accurate anti-noise signals to cancel all the noises up to 40dB. The intelligent Dynamic Active Noise Cancelation detects ambient noise levels and switched the ANC modes for a suitable audio experience. There are three modes of Active Noise Cancelation. Ultra-mode is the highest level suitable for traveling on train or airplane. Cozy Mode is ideal for an office environment. It blocks away noises such as typing, computers, and occasional conversations in the workplace. The General Mode keeps away the ambient noise in a crowded café or a street.

Huawei Freebuds Pro Battery and Performance

Each bud is equipped with a 55mAh battery cell which would last up to 8 hours without Active Noise Cancelation. It drops down to 5 hours when you switch on noise cancelation which is still par with most other truly wireless earbuds which come with active noise cancelation. The Huawei Freebuds Pro also provides 3.5 hours of talk time with Active noise cancelation turned on.

Huawei Freebuds Pro Charging Case

This Huawei Freebuds Pro comes with a trendy charging case. It has a USB Type-C charging port which is normal standard nowadays. Most importantly, the charging case support Qi Wireless Charging, so you can use your power-sharing smartphone to charge the buds in case of an emergency. The charging case provides 28 hours of playback without active noise cancelation and 17 hours of playback with active noise cancelation switched on.

Call Quality & Connectivity

These buds are ideal for Vloggers. It provides high-quality recording as it covers up to 20Hz with a stable transmission. Everything that is captured in the real world will be reproduced to give a similar experience for the user. We could confidently say that the Huawei Freebuds Pro has the best mic performance compared to all other brands we have reviewed so far. Bone Voice Sensor is used during calls, and it detects and strengthens human voices by detecting the bone vibrations to provide a clear sound. When it comes to connectivity, the Huawei Freebuds Pro has the latest Bluetooth technology, Bluetooth 5.2. It assures no latency when it comes to movie and high-definition video streaming. You need not worry about gaming using these buds as well. The Huawei Freebuds Pro also supports dual connect. You can switch to your phone from the laptop/tab with just a pinch on the stem.

Final Say

All in all apart from the fact that these buds do not have an IP rating and the App is not available on IOS, there is not much wrong. The Huawei Freebuds Pro offers great value for money. If you are an Android user and if you have a separate set of earbuds for your workout sessions, the Huawei Freebuds Pro is the ideal truly wireless earbud so far in the market.
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