Huawei announced a mix of new devices during the Huawei Seamless AI Product Launch last September. I found most of them interesting and worthy upgrades to the current ones I am using. For my audio needs, I am quite satisfied with my Huawei FreeBuds 3 which I’ve been using since February. Having said that, will the new Huawei FreeBuds Pro convince me to upgrade? We received an evaluation unit the other day and we’re excited to share our unboxing and first impressions of these wireless earphones.
HUAWEI FREEBUDS PRO SPECS:
|Weight (Entire device)||60g|
|Driver||11 mm dynamic driver|
|Microphone sensitivity||-42 dBV/Pa|
|Wireless range||10 m|
|Charging port||USB Type-C|
|Battery capacity||55 mAh (headphones), 580 mAh (charging case)|
The FreeBuds Pro are packaged inside a white premium box.
Unboxing it reveals the FreeBuds Pro charging case with the wireless earphones placed inside, Type-C USB Cable, extra earbuds and user manuals.
HUAWEI FREEBUDS PRO FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The FreeBuds Pro comes with an almost oblong-shaped charging case instead of the circular shaped case used for the FreeBuds 3. Size isn’t that big, lightweight and thanks to its design, it is comfortable to hold. Definitely pocketable. I got the white color sample but if you want to look different other than the usual white color associated with Apple, you can opt for the black and silver frost variants.
The FreeBuds Pro peeking after opening the charging case, waiting to be removed and paired to a new device.
Unlike the FreeBuds 3 which a lot of people accused Huawei of copying Apple’s AirPods, the FreeBuds Pro definitely look new and unique. The stem is shorter but its rectangular shape makes it quite easy to hold with your fingers. These stems have touch controls to control your music.
Also, the FreeBuds Pro now has silicone tips attached which ensures proper fit on your ears. So far, these buds are comfortable to wear and fits just right. Will have to check if these buds will not fall off from my ears while jumping or jogging. I didn’t have to change the tips to a different size. I even used the Huawei AI Life to make sure of that (will explain this in my full review next week.)
Pairing is very easy. I’m using a Huawei Mate 40 Pro and was pleased that it works well with EMUI 11. Now I also use the Huawei MateBook 13 for video conference calls as well as listening to music, so I also had to pair it the FreeBuds Pro with it too. What’s great is the FreeBuds Pro can be paired to two devices simultaneously, which means I can connect to both my Mate 40 Pro and MateBook 13 without having to disconnect one of them!
I am so far loving the sounds on the Huawei FreeBuds Pro and its Anti-Noise Cancelling feature seems to be better than the FreeBuds 3. This is just my initial impression, but I will be thoroughly evaluating these TWS earphones in the next few days.
If you are already decided to purchase the Huawei FreeBuds Pro, then I suggest to pre-order now and get a FREE Huawei Band 4 and a Huawei Entertainment Gift Package. Pre-Order starts on November 27 to December 3, 2020.