It’s no big secret that Huawei is living in a very difficult time the world market for smartphones, and according to a couple of recent reports, Chinese technology giants ’tablets and smartwatches are also not exactly the same as hot cakes, at least compared to industry-leading Apple Watch and iPad configurations, as well as Samsung’s fast-growing Galaxy slate and wearable devices.
But the company always has a wide range of budget-friendly real wireless earbuds
rely on decent financial profits … or so it seems at the moment.
Meet the very light, presumably comfortable and “high resolution” Huawei FreeBuds 4 (hold on to “i”)
That equates to roughly $ 185, though there’s no reason to discuss possible U.S. pricing, as Huawei FreeBuds 4 will probably never see the light of day. Similar FreeBuds 4i
, which are a completely different product, these evil boys are expected to soon expand to the entire old continent by falling below AirPodit
Pro by integrating the latest active noise reduction technology (allegedly).
Following in the footsteps of the very carefully but inherently flawed 2019 FreeBuds 3, FreeBuds 4 travels the open style route and once again strives to strike the perfect balance between light comfort and “high resolution” sound quality.
Based on its predecessors, Huawei’s latest high-end AirPods options should be relatively easy to achieve the previous goal, especially 4.1 grams per start (each AirPod Pro suggests scales are relatively heavy) 5.4
grams). We also expect the overall sound performance to be at least decent (by open-fit standards), but it is still visible (or rather heard) what the company has been able to do to improve the active noise attenuation feature “barely noticeable” in depth FreeBuds 3 Review
Noise reduction should be great, battery life … not so much
For what it is worth Huawei
has highlighted (several times) in its FreeBuds 4 publication how unusual it is for open earbuds to provide ANC functionality. In fact, the company claims that these are the world’s first true wireless in-ear headphones that use “dual-microphone noise cancellation technology” that should guarantee “much better accuracy” in drowning your environment.
Equipped with a 14.3mm dynamic controller, the Huawei FreeBuds 4 also claims to have a “bigger and more impressive” bass. Last but certainly not least, the battery life begins with a completely ineffective 2.5-hour continuous music playback (when ANC is turned on), which exceeds the stars ’22-hour endurance when also considering the included (wired) charging case.
If this latter part sounds to you like a dealer, all you have to do is wait until mid-July wireless charging
the edition will be published at a suggested retail price of £ 149.99 in the UK. Then again, it may not be easy to resist pre-order “standard” variant
when you get both a £ 10 discount and a free Huawei Band 4 Pro (usually £ 69.99) if you only pay a £ 10 deposit by June 20th.
If you think AirPods Pro
are usually available for £ 249, with possibly the largest active noise cancellation technology on the market and slightly better battery life (up to 4.5 hours of listening time initially and “over 24 hours”, also taking into account the wireless charging capability).