Huawei has a new set of headphones with which you can enjoy your music on the go without cables. We have subjected the Huawei FreeBuds Pro to a test and how did these in-ears please, you can read it in this review.
Huawei FreeBuds Pro review
You have in-ear headphones in many shapes and sizes, sometimes with interesting features and sometimes they are just headphones. Huawei has been making “FreeBuds” for a while now, wireless earphones that do not fall over the ear but are inserted into the ear canal. These FreeBuds Pro fall into the category with interesting features.
The sales package
The sales package of the Huawei FreeBuds Pro consists of some documentation, the FreeBuds themselves are delivered in a matte case. This case ensures that you can neatly store the in-ears and at the same time the case provides for charging the small batteries that are in the in-ears. Furthermore, a USB-C charging cable is also included.
Design and wearing comfort
The in-ears are quite substantial, which is partly due to all the hardware that Huawei has incorporated into the FreeBuds Pro. Especially when you compare them with wired in-ears. The controls can also be found in the elongated part of the ears. Although the ears do not look slim, they sit comfortably in the ear canal and do not just fall out.
The silicone earplugs are not round but more oval, which makes them more comfortable in the ear. By default, Huawei supplies three different sizes so that there is always one that stays comfortable. With the Huawei AI Life App you can perform a handy test that checks whether you are using the correct earplugs.
The operation takes some getting used to, but it is intuitive, for example by pressing the sides for a long time to activate the Noise-canceling or awareness mode. With the latter you hear the ambient sound without having to interrupt your music. By swiping you can control the volume and you can also perform actions with pinching movements.
For example, squeeze once and play or pause music, if you receive a phone call you can also record with one squeeze. With two squeezes you go to the next track and with three squeezes you go back a song. So you can perform a lot of actions without needing your phone. It does take some getting used to all those different actions.
With the Huawei AI Life app you quickly have insight into the battery level of the individual earbuds and also what the battery charge of the case is. Lost earpiece? With the same app you can find them again. Provided you are still a little in the area of course.
What is striking is that the noise canceling does a good job with these earphones. They exclude ambient noise well and with the app you can even make adjustments to the noise canceling. Also in public transport we are not bothered by ambient noise and you can completely immerse yourself in the music.
In terms of bass reproduction, the FreeBuds Pro are very good with full tones and also in the middle and high it sounds good, but not always clean. It is noticeable that noise canceling is present in some quieter pieces in music. Whether the noise canceling is in the way is difficult to say, because even when it is off, we sometimes miss some details in Michael Jackson’s Thriller, for example. That makes these in-ears less suitable for those who expect high-quality audio with rich details.
With the Huawei app, you can see much better whether your ears are already empty, which is difficult to say without the app. On average, you do 5 hours with noise canceling on a single charge, after which you have to put the earbuds back in the case to charge. With about ten minutes you can listen again for about an hour and a half. The case does not have a large battery either, with a capacity of 580 mAh it can provide the in-ears with a full battery about 5 times.
Huawei shows itself well in the field of noise-canceling headphones with a good set of in-ears. The FreeBuds Pro are perfectly capable of providing you with music on the go with a pleasant operation. It does take some getting used to the operation, if you use the Huawei AI Life app then you have everything at hand to get everything out of the FreeBuds. In terms of sound quality, it is good, although the details and silences can be better with these in-ears.
You can buy the Huawei FreeBuds Pro at; Huawei itself, Bol.com, Coolblue, MediaMarkt and Amazon. Tip; with Black Friday that has now started, they are extra discounted.
Huawei FreeBuds Pro
- Design and wearing comfort – 8.6 / 10
- Ease of use – 8/10
- Sound quality – 7.5 / 10
- Value for money – 8/10
- Nice service
- Handy charging case
- Sound sometimes lacks details
- Noise canceling audible in silent parts