Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro Update

Huawei FreeBuds 2. Fully Wireless In-Ear Earphones with Wireless Charging and IP54 Protection. The model also sounds good for its niche. Visually. almost a copy of AirPods. If you want Apple headphones, but you think they are too expensive, and cheap Chinese clones are too unreliable, pay attention to this option.

FreeBuds 2 is an almost exact copy of Honor FlyPods only released not under the Huawei sub-brand, but under the main one. It is difficult to say why this was done, because even the Pro versions of both models have the same differences. The Chinese soul is dark. # 128539; We will analyze all the nuances in this review.

Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro Update

Huawei FreeBuds 2 Key Features

pros:

  • Design;
  • Sound;
  • IP54 Protection
  • Possibility of wireless charging.

Minuses:

  • Autonomy;
  • Limited management;
  • Price;

1. Features, equipment

  • Form Factor: In-ear, fully wireless
  • Emitter Type: Dynamic
  • Sensitivity: 110dB
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Frequency Range: 20-20000 Hz
  • Dustproof / waterproof IP54
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Codec Support: SBC, AAC, HWA
  • Profile Support: A2DP, Hands free, Headset
  • Charging Case: USB Type-C
  • Battery capacity 25 mAh 420 mAh (case)
  • Active time 2.5 hours
  • Battery life in the case 15 hours
  • 1 hour charge time
  • Touch control
  • Work as a headset
  • Wireless Charging
  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 45 x 50.5 x 24.5 mm
  • Weight: 8 g 46 g (case)
  • Price: 127
  • Headphones;
  • Charging Case;
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • Documentation

Huawei FreeBuds 2 box

2. Comparison of Huawei FreeBuds 2 vs Huawei FreeBuds 2 Pro vs Honor FlyPods

  • There are in black and white;
  • BoneID (bone conduction based identification system);
  • The ability to pay in Chinese payment systems after the identification of BoneID;
  • expensive (146)

Huawei FreeBuds 2 vs Huawei FreeBuds 2 Pro

Pro version is relevant only in China. You can buy it from us, but the overpayment, although not large, is completely unjustified. Unless, for the sake of black. But there is information that the regular version can now be found in black. But this is not accurate. © # 128512;

  • In addition to white, available in turquoise color;
  • The decorative strip on the “leg” is not red, but blue or silver;
  • The inscription is Honor, not Huawei on each earpiece and case;
  • Cheaper (117)

Honor FlyPods in a case

If you choose between FlyPods and Freebuds 2, choose what is cheaper. Most often, this is a Honor model, but are changing. # 128521; Or the option where you like the color more. There are no other differences.

3. Huawei FreeBuds 2 Headphones. Overview

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4. Kit and appearance

In addition to the headphones themselves, the set of Huawei FreeBuds 2 can detect: a charging case, a USB Type-C cable and documents. The kit is standard for fully wireless models. I am glad that charging is a modern Type-C format.

Headphones and case are made of high-quality glossy plastic. The materials are pleasant to the touch, they look reliable. Nothing creaks and does not fall off. The lid of the case easily opens, but it is unlikely to open wide by accident. She, like the headphones themselves inside, is held by magnets.

Huawei FreeBuds 2 Kit

But the shiny surface easily collects micro-scratches. Reverse side of gloss. # 128521;

Visually, Huawei FreeBuds 2 is a copy of AirPods with slight differences. The “leg” is flat and there is an additional bend in the upper part. A case, unlike an apple case, can be put, not just put. After all, it is on a narrow line that the case is installed on wireless charging.

A rather strange solution. the Type-C charging port is also located below. That is, if you charge by cable, the “put” case will not work. Why not make a connector, for example, on the back side. it is not clear.

Huawei FreeBuds 2 Wireless Charging

Outside on the case of Huawei FreeBuds 2 there are 4 LEDs, by which you can judge the remaining charge. An important trifle: it is clear how much more “to the outlet”, without opening the case. Apple headphones, for example, do not have such an indication. only inside the case. Here such an option is also present.

According to the manufacturer, when creating this model, engineers drew inspiration in the form of wind instruments. Yes, not at AirPods. # 128521; Whether it’s true or not, I won’t judge, but the design leaves a good impression.

Huawei FreeBuds 2 design

5. Comfort and control

Bluetooth headphones Huawei FreeBuds 2 “sit” in the ear comfortably and reliably. Adjusted for the insert factor, of course. If you like this type of headphone, this model will not disappoint with a fit. Losing these headphones is not so easy: they will not fall out when you turn your head and even during an easy run.

To minimize the risk of loss can additional strap that connect the headphones. Such pieces have long been manufactured in China for AirPods. They are suitable for this model. True, minimized there will also be the meaning of true wireless headphones. # 128539;

Soundproofing of Huawei FreeBuds 2 is practically absent. You will hear everything that happens around, especially in noisy places. For the metro, these headphones are unlikely to work. But the “connection with the outside world” is not lost, which is rather useful in the conditions of the city.

Huawei FreeBuds 2 in the ear

Everyone who rides on public transport periodically listens to their favorite music from AirPods owners. # 128512; It’s the same with this model: once you turn up the volume, you can hear everything around you.

Huawei FreeBuds 2 has touch controls. The responses are clear, it’s easy to get used to, it’s difficult to mix up. Also because only one gesture is used: double-tap:

  • On the left earphone. call a voice assistant;
  • On the right. pause \ start playback;
  • On any headphone during a call. receive / end call.

Huawei FreeBuds 2 Wireless Headphones

It’s convenient in itself: there will be no false positives, for example, when just adjusting the headphones. But, taking into account not the lowest price, management here is extremely meager. Most analogs “can” more.

Huawei FreeBuds 2 has sensors, thanks to which, when you remove at least one earphone from your ear, playback is paused. True, when the headphone returns to its place, it does not resume. You have to get a smartphone.

Huawei FreeBuds 2 in a case

6. Connection quality and features

Huawei FreeBuds 2 wireless headphones connect to source via bluetooth 5.0 (if it is, of course, supported in this source). Implemented support for SBC, AAC and HWA codecs. The latter is a proprietary codec from Huawei.

Huawei FreeBuds 2 in-ear

To pair with the phone you need to: open the case, hold the special button on its back for 2 seconds and find the headphones in the list of available devices. The bluetooth connection in this model is quite stable (especially in the fifth version).

“Stuttering” and disconnection within a radius of 10 meters from the source of Huawei FreeBuds 2 happen, but rarely. often then. Audio out of sync with streaming is available, albeit small.

You can watchs on YouTube, but it’s not worth playing action games. # 128521;

Huawei FreeBuds 2 IP54 Protection

IP54 dust and splash protection available. It is almost a minimum, but it will not hurt. These headphones are not suitable for listening in the shower, but a walk (or a run) in the light rain will not hurt them.

The proprietary application for Huawei FreeBuds 2 is only in Chinese and in China. But on w3bsit3-dns.com (in the topic about FlyPods) you can find an adaptation of it in Russian. The functionality is minimal, but at least you can update the firmware of the headphones.

7. Battery life and microphone

Huawei FreeBuds 2 run on a single charge for about 2.5 hours. With “refueling” from the case, autonomy can reach 15-20 hours. Actual results are close to those stated. Headphones can be charged together or one at a time.

Many owners mention that the right earbud discharges faster than the left. Often the difference can reach 30 minutes of work. Apparently, like with most analogues, in this model, the right earphones are connected to the source, and then also to the left.

Huawei FreeBuds 2 case indication

Huawei FreeBuds 2 supports wireless charging. Theoretically, any Qi standard charger will do. In fact, it is better to check or clarify. Also, you can charge the case wirelessly and from phones that are “capable” of this. And these, for example, are the latest flagships of Huawei.

The case charges about 2 hours, the headphones from it. about an hour. There is an option for fast charging: 20 minutes is enough for an additional hour of work. In general, autonomy is slightly below the segment average.

Huawei FreeBuds 2 Microphones

The Huawei FreeBuds 2 microphone, like many analogs, is pretty average. Although noise cancellation is claimed, in fact the interlocutor will only hear you well in more or less quiet places. On the street away from the roads. also not bad. But in transport or near the roadway, it is better not to use this model as a headset.

8. Sound quality

Huawei FreeBuds 2 offers surprisingly good sound. At the AirPods level, and in some ways better. Of course, the sound of this model does not compare with wired headphones for a comparable price, but it stands out positively from competitors.

Powerful and “not smeared” bass (which is already a rarity for the earbuds) here does not “close” the middle. Or not much closes. A treble emphasis is only a little (for “pseudo-detail”), but it does not come to sibilants.

Headphones Huawei FreeBuds 2

Huawei FreeBuds 2 is suitable for any popular music. They will not “peck” like “bashed” models, so a pure tuber will not sound so good. But you can listen to vocal music and even something with live instruments. True, headphones cannot cope with complex or fast compositions.

9. Summary

Huawei FreeBuds 2. high-quality fully wireless headphones with the ability to wirelessly charge, good sound and IP54 protection. High-quality assembly and proven design will appeal to lovers of the form factor liners.

  • Sound. Headphones play music better than many true wireless counterparts for the same price. Maybe even better than some of the more expensive options.
  • Design. It’s even more interesting than AirPods. Signature bend and red stripe accent look great.
  • IP54 Protection.
  • Wireless charger. The fewer wires, the better. # 128526;

The Bone voice pattern chip is the very difference between Huawei FreeBuds 2 Pro

  • Control. It is very limited: there is no navigation on tracks, volume changes.
  • Autonomy. 2.5 hours is less than most competitors “live” on a single charge.
  • Soundproofing. The problem of all liners.
  • Price. 127. quite a lot. Given that this manufacturer has its own cheaper analogues, which are no worse.

The task “like AirPods, but cheaper” is completed. In some ways, FreeBuds 2 is even better than the prototype. # 128526;