Overview & Price
So you’re interested in the Huawei Freebuds? Perfect, because in this review we go over everything you need to know, as well as showcasing the best deals here in the UK.
The Freebuds offer an amazing wireless experience, not only for listening to your favourite music but making phone calls too.
The Huawei Freebuds price is currently £139 here in the UK, offering plenty of features to enhance your audio experience.
One of the most impressive features of these Huawei sport headphones is their huge 10-hour battery life. This ensures that you stay connected to your favourite tunes all day long.
The Huawei Freebuds sound quality is also impressive for such a small set of earphones.
Lets take a closer look at what these buds have to offer..
When opening the box of the Huawei Freebuds you will find the plastic case, the Freebuds and an actual novel of instructions.
Alongside this you do get a USB-C charging cable in the box too. We were lucky enough to get our hands on a pair for just over a week to conduct this review.
Huawei do give you the choice of either the black buds, or white, allowing you to get a pair that suit your current phone.
The case that houses the buds is a small rectangular box with rounded edges and an engraved Huawei logo on the box.
The case is made from a matte finish and feels super high quality, making it nice to hold in your hand.
The case feels secure, and has a clasp that keeps the case closed which sits in the middle of the box.
There is also a small LED light that is situated on the front of the case to let you know if the case is charged or not.
So when opening the box you will be greeted with two impressive looking buds, they sit flush in the box with the earpiece part being sunk deep down into the case.
The buds are made from high quality plastic with a rubber piece that is inserted into your ear. Being honest these aren’t our favourite style of headphones, as they usually look and feel a little ugly.
That being said with the Huawei Freebuds, the earpiece section comes out quite far from the stem of the buds, making them go quite deep into your ear that helps for comfort and noise isolation.
Around the edge of the earpiece section are two small sensors, these are used to detect whether or not the bud is in your ear or not.
So that if a bud falls out, the music will stop playing so you will know something is up. In between these sensors is a very small label that is either L or R, so you know which ear each buds needs to be in.
At the top of the Freebuds stem is a touch sensitive pad which is used for touch detection to skip tracks, play tracks and more, but more on that shortly.
In the mid section of the stem is the Huawei branding which is been nicely engraved into the stem, then down at the bottom there are two small holes which house the microphones.
So you may be wondering are the Huawei Freebuds waterproof? Yes! The Freebuds are IP54 waterproof that means they will survive a splash and no matter how much you sweat in the gym you wont damage these buds.
These Huawei headphones are not specifically designed for sport, however with their IP rating it makes them a perfect fit for your gym bag.
As a whole we were extremely impressed with the Huawei Freebuds design, they look great, as does the case.
We were pleasantly surprised with the fit too, because of the rubber section on the end of the bud this gives your ear some nice protection, so no matter how long you have them in for you ear will not be irritated.
To be honest we would even go as far as saying the fit better than the Apple Airpods. Especially when you take into account the Huawei Freebuds price, they offer a comfy fit and an eye-catching design as well as being packed full of features.
So how is the Huawei Freebuds performance? Well we were very impressed.
One of the most obvious benefits of these buds is the fact that they are wireless.
This means that it is super convenient to use the buds in a matter of seconds, in almost any situation.
Throughout this Huawei Freebuds review we found the wireless aspect of these buds are our favourite, simply for the convenience of them.
We found ourselves using the buds for phone calls regularly, listening to music in the gym and even walking the dog. Thanks to their being no wires it makes listening to your favourite music completely hassle free and easy.
We really noticed the benefits of no wires when running on a treadmill in the gym; our arms wouldn’t knock the wires out of the phone that would rudely interrupt our session.
Pairing the Huawei Freebuds to your phone is extremely easy and only takes a couple of seconds, the buds can be paired with almost any device so don’t worry if you own an iPhone rather than an Android.
Simply turn your Bluetooth on, and press the button on top of the case that will pair your buds to your phone.
This pairing process only needs to be done once, meaning from now on when you pull your buds out of the case they will automatically pair with your phone, making it extremely convenient to pop them in at almost any chance you get.
Double tapping the left bud will activate Siri or your Google Assist, and then double tapping the right is play and pause. This is it for the control of the Huawei Freebuds, they keep it nice and simple, making them super easy to use.
One thing we did notice with the Huawei Freebuds is that there is a noticeable amount of Bluetooth latency. So this is when you are watching a movie, and then sound is not in sync with the video.
This becomes incredibly annoying when watching Netflix or any long movies on your mobile device.
Throughout this Huawei Freebuds review we did not watch a full movie with them because of this lag, however we have never watched a full movie using headphones in before either.
This lag is a minor offence, but it’s definitely noticeable and become annoying after long periods. Easily one of the most impressive parts of the Huawei Freebuds is their fantastic battery life.
The buds will give you 10 hours of playback, which means you get plenty of gym sessions and casual use out of only one charge. The case charges the buds two times from full, so battery shouldn’t be a problem with these buds at all.
Another interesting feature of the battery is that the Huawei Freebuds support wireless charging.
So if you are lucky enough to have a phone that is offers this, then simply place your Freebuds on the back of your phone, with the power-share option on.
Then simply watch your Huawei Freebuds charge up with no wires whatsoever. This is awesome and we loved this feature on the Airpods too, however unfortunately the power-share charging feature is strictly limited to Android for now.
As a whole the Huawei Freebuds performance is impressive, they feel super comfy, are great for calls and are convenient in every sense of the word.
But what is the Huawei Freebuds sound quality like? Amazing. The Huawei Freebuds have plenty of bass, which is the first thing we noticed.
We own a pair of Airpods and we immediately noticed the difference in bass when using the Freebuds.
Other than this the sound quality was fantastic, all types of music sound fantastic with these buds, and we loved listening to different music in the gym to test them out.
However one drawback to the Huawei Freebuds sound quality is that the sound isolation is not great.
We found even when we would have our buds in with the volume up; we could still hear people speaking when in Starbucks, not ideal.
One area where the Huawei Freebuds do stand out is that they sound fantastic when on a voice call.
This is ideal for those that use their phone for business use, as being on the phone with these headphones in for long periods is effortless.
Words are clear, and easy to understand which ensures that your call is the best it could possibly be.
As a whole the Huawei Freebuds sound quality is strong, we absolutely loved listening to music and making calls with these buds.
So is the Huawei Freebuds price worth it?
Well, that depends. If you are looking for a pair of buds that will pair seamlessly to your Android device, as well as feel super comfy whilst in your ear.
The Freebuds have an IP rating that means that they will survive a splash of water and any sweat from the gym.
This is great as it means those gym goers don’t need to worry if they have super sweat ears.
These Huawei Sport headphones are ideal for a gym bag or for any athlete that wants headphones that fit tight, and sound fantastic.
The case is strong and sturdy and has an LED to let you know if the buds need charging or not. As well as this they sound great, especially on voice calls.
The Huawei Freebuds price is fair considering the value for money that they bring, although their are cheaper alternative out there.
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