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The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 3(*3*)Ben Sin

Huawei's been making some glorious audio merchandise lately, and its latest flagship earbuds, the FreeBuds Pro 3, are yet one more top-notch product that performs as nicely, if not higher, than many of the competitors. Nonetheless, the enhancements over the prevailing FreeBuds Pro 2 are small, a lot in order that I don't assume homeowners of these older Huawei buds must improve. However in the event you're available on the market in your first pair of premium earbuds, otherwise you're leaping from an older/decrease tiered product, these are nearly as good as any.(*3*)

FreeBuds Pro 3(*3*)Ben Sin

The FreeBuds Pro 3 are wi-fi earbuds much like the Apple AirPods mildew: there's a case with a lid that opens on the high revealing the earbuds sitting upright. The earbuds have elongated stems that protrude out of the wearer's ears. The stems are blockier than most different earbuds, a design aspect I initially disliked, however has grown to understand. The blocker stems give the earbuds one thing to carry onto, and a wider space for contact controls.(*3*)

Huawei Free Buds Pro 3 stems(*3*)Ben Sin

Talking of contact controls, the unique FreeBuds Pro from three years in the past have been one of many first wi-fi earbuds to help sliding gestures on the contact panels to manage quantity—a characteristic that has since been adopted by the AirPods Pro sequence. That gesture continues to be right here, and works nicely. I simply thought I'd point out it to present Huawei props for innovating on the management entrance.(*3*)

The silicon eartips are available 4 sizes, so they need to match most ear canals. I've fairly delicate ears, however I nonetheless might put on these for lengthy intervals of time with out points. I can't say this for all earbuds, as Sony's more durable than ordinary foam suggestions actually bothered my ear canals after extended use.(*3*)

The FreeBuds Pro 3 buds(*3*)Ben SIn

So, what's new? The case is a bit smaller, with a redesigned hinge that "will get out of the way in which extra" for simpler entry to the earbuds. The hinge additionally doesn't reduce into the Huawei brand on the aspect like earlier generations.(*3*)

The hinge opens wider now, at an angle. (*3*)Ben Sin

The earbuds have IP54 safety in opposition to water and mud, they usually're light-weight at simply 5.8g, it is a lower from earlier generations. So total, the FreeBuds Pro 3 are smaller and lighter in dimension in comparison with the final technology mannequin.(*3*)

The 11mm dynamic driver is similar as earlier than, however Huawei has redesigned the diaphragm for extra precision frequencies. I'm no audiophile, however I do check lots of wi-fi earbuds together with all the most effective ones from main gamers. Whether or not it's the AirPods Pro 2, Bose QC Earbuds Extremely, or Sony XM5, I've examined them. Huawei's audio high quality matches all of these, with a large frequency vary that pump out deep bass (in the event you like) and clear highs.(*3*)

Huawei FreeBuds Pro 3(*3*)Ben Sin

The energetic noise cancelation are additionally excellent, however a step behind Bose and Apple. In a crowded espresso store, I can nonetheless hear chatter round me with ANC on sporting the Huawei buds, whereas the Bose or AirPods give me extra silence.(*3*)

New this yr is an computerized dynamic ANC mode that can modify noise cancelation stage relying on my environment. I additionally discovered this working nicely, however a step behind Apple's loopy good dynamic ANC.(*3*)

Battery life stays about the identical as earlier than, giving me about 4 hours of fantastic audio with ANC on on a single cost. The case helps wired and wi-fi charging, too.(*3*)

The FreeBuds Pro 3 case from the aspect(*3*)ben Sin

The Huawei AI Life app(*3*)PhoneArena

You should use the earbuds as a standalone product. Pairing is straightforward and works with any fashionable machine. However if you wish to play with audio EQ and customise the contact controls, you have to to obtain the Huawei AI Life app, which sadly is extra sophisticated than ordinary to put in as a consequence of Huawei apps now not being obtainable on the Google Play Retailer. Basically, you will have t0 sideload the app, which isn't an enormous deal for a tech savvy particular person like me, however for a median shopper, it could possibly be sophisticated. However, it is a issue past Huawei's management.(*3*)

General, the FreeBuds Pro 3 are glorious premium wi-fi buds. Are they higher than the AirPods Pro 2 or the newest Bose and Sony buds? I'd say the FreeBuds Pro 3 retains up with the Sony's, however is a slight step behind Bose and Apple's. Nonetheless, the FreeBuds Pro 3 are priced decrease, at 199 euros in Europe and slightly over HK$1,480 in Hong Kong. Contemplating the worth distinction, the Huawei buds have main enchantment.(*3*)