About 2 weeks ago, we received 2 new items from HUAWEI which are the HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio and the HUAWEI Gentle Monster Eyewear II. We did a few unboxing and reaction videos to these products which you can view on our YouTube channel.
So anyway, for this article, I’m going to share with you guys my review for the HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio. The HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio is HUAWEI’s first flagship headphones and is also the world’s first headphones to have intelligent dynamic noise cancellation. This also means it’s a hybrid ANC which gives both active and passive noise cancellation.
For this review, I will break it down to the design, features and I’ll give my final thoughts at the end so without any further ado, here is the review.
Though I would usually go for black or dark coloured headphones, the Gold colour on the HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio actually looks really good. It’s a nice shade of Gold. These are not the headphones where you can fold them but as a singer and a musician, these are perfect to be worn in the studio. Apologies, I don’t have a photo to demonstrate that but I can assure these are great for the recording booth.
I was quite impressed with the noise cancellation feature on the FreeBuds Studio. My initial reaction was I felt uneasy by how much sound it blocked and I heard very little to what’s going on around me. I didn’t even put music on yet. But once you do put music on, you definitely won’t hear anything from the outside.
You’re completely blocked from hearing anything once you put your music on. Also, if you’re someone like me who enjoys a little peace and quiet from time to time (or most of the time) then you can just put these on and you won’t be bothered by the random noises around you.
The awareness feature on the FreeBuds Studio is located at the same place as the Noise Cancelling feature which is the ANC button. When you select the Awareness feature, you will definitely be aware of every sound in the room. Even a whisper. Best thing is you don’t need to take off your headphones to hear someone better.
Simply select the Awareness feature and you can hear them just as clear as if you are not wearing the headphones. I’ve tried this feature at home and at work when I’m too lazy to take off the headphones. I can hear my friends and colleagues whenever they’re talking to me or to each other. You can even use these to eavesdrop on some gossip (please don’t do that).
One of my favourite features of the FreeBuds Studio is that I don’t need to manually pause my music when I want to take off my headphones. The FreeBuds Studio can detect if you’re wearing them or not. So if you take them off while listening to music, it will pause your music for you and resume once you put them back on. How cool is that?
Fast Charging and Long Lasting Battery
Although it didn’t come with a charger, but it does come with a type-C USB cable that supports fast charging. It didn’t take long for it to be fully charged. I usually just leave it to charge for an hour or so but even if you didn’t fully charge it, the battery can last you the whole day. I once forgot to charge it the night before but it still last me the whole day the next day. I don’t know just how long exactly it’s supposed to last after a full charge but you can bet it can last you 2 days after 1 charge!
Unfortunately, you can’t use the usual headphone jack on this unless you have a specific adapter for it. But you may not need to because the bluetooth connection on the FreeBuds Studio is impressive in my opinion. You know sometimes you put your phone in another room and the bluetooth signal isn’t within range when you go somewhere else so you’d get distortions or lagginess.
You don’t need to worry about that much on the FreeBuds Studio. For as long as I had these headphones, I was able to walk freely walk in the office and around my house without bringing my phone or laptop with me. The Bluetooth connection on the FreeBuds Studio is pretty good that I can still hear my music clearly and smoothly.
As someone who does music, I enjoyed having the HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio. The sound quality is amazing, the features are incredible and I wish I can have them for a little longer (or forever) but sadly we have to part ways.
But it definitely made me consider to get 1 for myself. The black one looks very tempting. So if you wish to know more about the product and its features, you can visit their website here.
Here is our unboxing video of the HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio
HUAWEI Freebuds Studio
Amazing sound quality, impressive features and definitely great for the studio