HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 Review

HUAWEI has announced FreeBuds Pro 2 successor to FreeBuds Pro which was introduced back in 2020. It has Quad-Magnet Dynamic drivers and planar diaphragm tech, which is the first in the world, says the company. Moreover, it offers up to 47dB ANC compared to 40dB in the first gen. The company has partnered with French audio brand Devialet fortuning. The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 is also equipped with three dynamic optimization algorithms that can detect changes in volume, differences in the structure of the ear canal and changes in wearing in real time. Let’s find out which new features the upgrade version offers?

Pros
  • Great Built quality
  • IP54 water resistance
  • Bluetooth Multi-point connectivity
Cons
  • Missing AAC and SBC codec
  • sound is not good

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Price and Availability

HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 come with a Ceramic White, Silver Frost and Metallic Blue colours. It is price 199 Euros (US$ 209 / Rs. 16,395 approx.). It will roll out in Europe soon. You can purchase this headphone from the company’s official website consumer.huawei.com

Who should have to buy this new HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro?

  • The sports person will likely to love these earbuds withlatest IP54 ratings for water and sweat resistance.
  • For those who want better customization option with HUAWEI AI Life app.

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Box Content

  • Headset
  • Charging case
  • USB Type-C charging cable
  • User Guide

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What is the design of the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2?

HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2

Starting with the design, HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 truly wireless earbuds come with a light weight and most comfortable design. The charging case design is considerably similar with the Sony LinkBuds S. The premium design charging case is also similar in size to Apple’s third-generation AirPods. They’re very pocketable with much comfort. However, the case that is made of plastic is shiny, attracts fingerprints and is prone to scratches. The white version gets dirty easily, on the contrary I would prefer the Black color. The charging case measures 70 x 51.3 x 24.6 mm and weighs just 60grams. The USB Type-C port is on the back.

Moreover, the ergonomic shape earbuds look very comfortable while wearing for longer time. These feature an in-ear design and also come with medium-sized ear tips pre-installed. The earbuds are magnetically attached to case, which means you have to just snap into the case to place it into position. Plus, it comes with Soft silicone earplugs in 3 sizes, and the intelligent Compactness Detection feature that works with work with the AI life App to analyze the earplugs that fit your ears after wearing. So, you can pick up the most suitable ones to enjoy better noise cancellation and more immersive sound.

Furthermore, the FreeBuds Pro 2 come with a latest IP54 ratings for water and sweat resistance. As a result, you can take this headphone with you while swimming or running and also during raining outside. Over all, the earbud is smaller and lighter than other noise cancelling earbuds. Despite being the smaller, it fit your ears perfectly so that they don’t fall off your ears easily, even when running or cycling.

How touch control works with HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2?

The touch controls are pretty simple and reliable.

ActionFunction
Adjust volumeSwipe up or down
Play/Pause musicDouble-tap
Answer a call/End a callDouble-tap
Reject an incoming callPress and hold
Enable/Disable noise cancellingPress and hold

You can also customize the double-tap shortcut in HUAWEI AI Life to allow your earphones to switch to the previous or next song, or wake up the voice assistant.

How good is the HUAWEI AI Life app?

The HUAWEI AI Life app adds an extra touch to the customization option. With the app, you can install the latest firmware and security updates, check battery status, etc. In addition, earbuds also come with a plethora of customization options and additional functions.

The HUAWEI AI Life app is one of the best you can find for any true wireless earbuds. Within the app, you can also adjust the active voice cancellation settings and audio mode on the HUAWEI Free Series. You can use this audio connection center to easily switch between devices, plus other fun features. However, this feature only works for Android users, not for iOS users.

Additionally, you can create individual EQ settings by taking short hearing tests that handle different test tone frequencies. This may not result in the most accurate sound, but it can be a fun experiment to see how your hearing goes. If you’re more serious about your audio, you can choose from other HUAWEI users’ EQ presets or create your own.

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What is the sound quality of the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2?

HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2

The things to remembered is that the company has partnered with French audio brand Devialet for tuning. Identically, it has Quad-Magnet Dynamic drivers and planar diaphragm tech, which is the first in the world, says the company.

The FreeBuds Pro 2 is also equipped with three dynamic optimization algorithms that can detect changes in volume, differences in the structure of the ear canal and changes in wearing in real time. The new headphones also support Huawei’s All-Scenario Seamless AI Life and provide an easy connection to any operating system. Which is making them suitable for all everyday scenarios.

Moreover, FreeBuds Pro 2 come with a Quad Magnet 11mm Dynamic drivers. Which featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep the FreeBuds small. While driving your music with rich low frequency deeper bass and an overall balanced sound. Along with the drivers, the earbuds also come with a 14-48 Hz high frequency response. The extended frequency responses may improve the sound quality of the headphones via our sense of feeling.

How Good is the Active noise cancellation feature?

Regarding the Noise cancellation, FreeBuds Pro 2 offer premium noise cancelling to help you focus on your favourite playlist or podcast. The headset come with up to 47dB ANC compared to 40dB in the first gen. Moreover, the headset is switch seamlessly between superlative noise cancelling and natural ambient sound. Smart features and settings learn from your behaviour and automatically adjust sound settings to provide the right sound for the moment.

Furthermore, the FreeBuds Pro 2 come with a 6m/s Anti-wind Noise reduction. This features help to remove the background sound effectively. The Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that understands where you are and what you are doing. Then adjusts the surrounding sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and identifies places you visit frequently, such as your workplace or favourite cafe, and adapts to the situation.

How good is the FreeBuds Pro 2 for taking calls?

The headset has inward-facing and outward-facing microphones detect the out-of-ear and in-ear residual noise. And then the dynamic drivers generate accurate anti-noise signals achieving up to 40 dB noise-cancelling effect. The Hybrid Call Noise Cancellation combines a 3-mic system and the bone voice sensor to reduce background noises and enhance human voices for crystal clear calls.

Based on the real-time signal changes received by the in-ear microphones. The EQ adjusts immediately to keep sound and timbre balanced, regardless of how you wear the earbuds or your posture. During a call, the bone voice sensor detects and strengthens human voices by interpreting the bone vibration for clear sound delivery.

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How good is the connectivity option for the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2?

HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2

HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 wireless earbud come with a latest Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connection with 32.81 feet effective range. You need to download app via Play-store and connect with other devices like PCs, smartphone and TVs. Moreover, the headset support most advance LDAC Bluetooth audio codec. However, if you have an iPhone, for example, then your device doesn’t support LDAC files.

In addition, the headset features a Bluetooth multi-point connectivity option. With that, you can connect your headset with multiple devices simultaneously. Meanwhile, this come with a very effective connection range with wireless devices.

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How long the battery option available for the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2?

The FreeBuds Pro 2 wireless earbud come with 55mAh battery offers 4h (with ANC) / 6.5h (without ANC) playback. Which means you get total 10.5 hours of listening time with single charge. Surprisingly, 580mAh battery in case offers 30h (without ANC) / 18h (without ANC) Playback with charging case. As a result, you get total 48 hours of listening time without ANC Off.

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Conclusion

In the final analysis, I have suggested you to go with FreeBuds Pro 2. With US$ 209, you can get all the premium features you want. It come with an IP54 ratings for water and sweat resistance with HUAWEI AI Life app adds an extra touch to the customization option. With the app, you can install the latest firmware and security updates, check battery status, etc. Moreover, FreeBuds Pro 2 come with a Quad Magnet 11mm Dynamic drivers. Which featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep the FreeBuds small. While driving your music with rich low frequency deeper bass and an overall balanced sound.

Which alternative option come with a HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2?

Jabra Enhance Plus is considerably great alternative against the FreeBuds. However, it have a huge price tag $799 USD (earbuds), $199 USD (Belcare+), and $998 USD (total). It is specifically designed to help bridge the average 6-year gap between hearing loss and actually seeking help. In addition, these pioneering hearing-enhancing Jabra Enhance Plus have been specifically engineered with advanced medical-grade technology. In order to help you focus on what you want to listen to, without just turning up the volume. With this review, let’s see what more special features are offered by these headphones.

Honestly, if you want to buy low cost with good amount of features tan consider buying the JBL Tune 130NC. The earphone offers impressive sound with excellent battery life. The earphone includes a ton of features, though Audio Technica ATH-CKS50TW and OPPO Enco Air2 Pro remain our top choice in the price range because both have more effective ANC. The name suggest the earphone come with an active noise cancellation, which is average, but best for the price range. Overall, the earphone provides an impressive sound, Punchy bass and excellent clear voice for longer sessions.

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