The HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 are the company’s latest truly wireless earbuds and the world’s first open-fit active noise canceling Bluetooth earphones. HUAWEI have packed in a lot of intelligent tech into these little guys, so let’s dive in and take a look.
The HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 have an open-fit form factor which means they can fit most ears without getting too snug or uncomfortable. They’re very compact as you can see and super lightweight at 4.5g making for a comfy fit. These are much better than the in-ear designs found in other earphones because you don’t have to worry about finicky fits and you can wear FreeBuds 3 for longer sessions without your ears feeling cramped.
As mentioned earlier, they have active noise cancellation baked-in so you can tune out background noises and it works really well. To switch on noise cancellation you simply tap on the left earbud twice and you’ll instantly feel a remarkable reduction in ambient noise. It does a great job in isolating sounds so you can focus on your favorite songs or the person you’re talking to during a phone call.
You can also be sure that you sound equally great thanks to the intelligent microphone tech in the FreeBuds 3. The FreeBuds 3 also make use of Bone ID that picks up unique vibrations in your head to distinguish your voice from background sounds making sure your voice carries clearly to the other end of a call. They also have a unique Aerodynamic Mic Duct that blocks out wind and enhances voice quality if it’s exceptionally windy outside or if you are moving about on a bike at up to twenty kilometers an hour.
Powering the FreeBuds 3 is HUAWEI’s A1 Kirin chipset, the same chip found in the Watch GT 2 that we looked at earlier. It’s HUAWEI’s first chipset dedicated to wearables and gives the FreeBuds 3 great stable and synchronized Bluetooth connections and battery efficiency. That means you can swiftly connect these earbuds to any Android or iOS phone and low latency means that you can enjoy what’s happening on your phone’s screen without lag between video and audio.
Of course, the most important feature of any earphone is the sound quality and the FreeBuds 3 don’t disappoint. With a custom acoustic architecture and dedicated bass tunnel, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 sound amazing. You get decent bass and low frequencies with clear and sharp mids to highs that breathe fresh life to your favorite songs.
Coming over to battery life, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 can last four hours on a single charge and twenty hours when you use them with the case. The charging case is one of the fastest we’ve seen taking only thirty minutes to get full charge. It’s equipped with two watts HUAWEI supercharge and also supports wireless charging if you really want to get a cable-free experience. You can conveniently charge the FreeBuds 3 with reverse wireless charging on compatible HUAWEI smartphones.
Finally, unlike most wireless earbuds, the FreeBuds 3 come in two color finishes - White and Black - and they both look great. You’ll be able to preorder them starting November 14 for AED649 and get a HUAWEI CP60 Wireless Charger for free.