Review: HUAWEI FreeBuds 3, premium True Wireless headphones at an affordable price

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It is a good opportunity for Huawei Thailand to invite the What Phone team to test the latest True Wireless headphones , the Huawei FreeBuds 3, a premium wireless headset with elegant design. Comes with a noise cancellation system which Huawei has led the team to test the actual use in noisy places Such as sidewalks, sidewalks with car sounds running in the sky, restaurants, etc. As for how it is, we will review it for you.

UNBOXING, LISTEN TO HUAWEI FREEBUDS 3

The machine that we have tested is White or Ceramic White. Outside the box is easy to observe. Each color has a picture of the headset that comes on the box. Inside the box are the following devices

  1. 1 pair of Huawei FreeBuds 3
  2. Charging case 
  3. USB-C battery charging cable
  4. QR-Code brochure user guide for downloading apps

When unpacking the box, you will find the said device. Which the headset is already in the Charging case. Can charge the charger to plug in immediately Or if the battery already comes, can connect to the smartphone immediately. Supports all brands of Android, not necessarily a Huawei smartphone and also supports iOS.

For charging case in Ceramic White color, the material is white plastic, shiny and clean white. And also has a silver hinge with the HUAWEI logo makes it look even more premium When the flip is opened, you will find both the left and right headsets and the battery charge indicator light of the headphones is green. And in Paring mode, flashing white

HUAWEI FreeBuds 3
HUAWEI FreeBuds 3
HUAWEI FreeBuds 3

On the right side of the charging case is a small button for connecting to other brands of smartphones. Which will be discussed in the next section As for the headphones, when pulled out, you will find various sensors around the body and can be touched to operate from the side of the headphone shaft by tapping twice, which can be set to what to command. Such as changing songs, enabling / disabling Active noise cancellation etc.

The bottom is a USB-C charging port, with the cable included in the box. Can charge with phone adapter, computer USB port, power bank Or can also charge wirelessly near the charging port. There is a light indicator of the Charging Case. If it is orange, it indicates that the battery is almost empty.

HUAWEI FreeBuds 3

The headset on both sides has a long stem. The end of this rod will have a microphone that is specially designed technology called Aerodynamic Mic Duct Design will help prevent wind noise to a certain extent. Can cut the sound of the wind while walking, cycling, or the gentle breeze. In addition, the headphones also have a bone sensor that captures sound from the vibrations of the bones around our jaw Help make our conversations more clear

HUAWEI FreeBuds 3
HUAWEI FreeBuds 3
HUAWEI FreeBuds 3

EASY CONNECTION, JUST PLACE NEAR A HUAWEI SMARTPHONE

If already using a Huawei smartphone, it can be easily connected. As we tested, connect to the Huawei Mate30 Pro. Just open the lid of the headset and place it close to each other, the screen will show up, connect to the smartphone immediately. Including telling the battery level of both the headphones And the battery of the charging case. Once connected, can listen to music straight away. Very convenient and easy 

But if it is a smartphone of other brands You’ll have to open the lid and press the button on the side of the charging case to enter Paring mode, then go into the Bluetooth menu and choose to connect as FreeBuds 3 in order to be able to use it. Once connected, pull the headset out of the charging case to use immediately. And when finished using Or want to charge the battery, plug it into the same place Magnets will help attract the stick to the Charging case, along with the battery indicator in different colors. Then close the lid to collect Or charge the battery to the headset

CONNECT WITH THE HUAWEI AI LIFE APP TO MAKE SETTINGS FOR FREEBUDS 3.

When the connection is completed If you want to get the most out of FreeBuds 3, download the Huawei AI Life app and then connect to the device. If using for the first time, the system will update the firmware to the headset. Takes no more than 5 minutes, which is completed within the app, there is the status of the battery, both the headset and the Charging case is available to set the touch to separate both the left ear or right ear, whether playing or pausing music ( Play, Pause) Skip to the next song (Play, Next), Enable voice commands (Awake Assistant), Enable / Disable noise cancellation 

For the Noise Canceling setting, it can be adjusted as needed. Because each person’s ears are not equal. We can rotate the sound system until we are satisfied. Unfortunately, there is not yet an option to adjust the tone or Equalizer. May have to wait for a new version to update in the future.

TEST LISTENING TO MUSIC AND NOISE CANCELLATION SYSTEM

Let’s start by wearing the headsets of this model. Made out quite well with Dolphin Bionic design or dolphin head design for comfortable wearing. Access to the inner ear without irritation Wearing it feels firm, not easy to come off, even if gently flicking the head, it still doesn’t come off so lightweight that sometimes you have to hold your hand to check that it hasn’t gone out yet. 

For listening to music, if wearing a headset that can hear music clearly Comes with all the treble, mid, and bass sounds, especially the bass sound, which is considered good. Not more, not less But if wearing loose Still can hear the music clearly as well But the bass sound may be a bit too low, which is normal.

For Active Noise Canceling, the system is considered to be very good. Which if in a very loud, noisy place For example, on the side of the street, on the skytrain, or in the restaurant, there are still some sounds that can be heard. But if in the office Or the place is not very noisy Considered very well done. Can say that when turning on the noise canceling system Or wearing headphones, barely hearing anything And when listening to the music with the noise canceling system, it will feel like listening to music in a quiet place alone, making it very peaceful Concentrate on work without any other disturbances other than music.

In the conversation when there is an incoming call We can tap the earphone twice to answer the call. If it is a partner’s voice, we will hear it clearly. The tip of the test still hear some ambient sounds. But still can clearly hear the speech Considered the telephone conversation test done quite well As for the specification usage time, the maximum is 4 hours. But from the actual usage 1.5 hours, the battery has 65% remaining. Will be able to use for 3-4 hours

CONCLUSION

After impressing with both design And the technology that is compressed to use many things at a price that is not too expensive Whether it is Active Noise Cancellation on the world’s first Ear Buds headphones, the Bone Sensor that detects the sound from our jaw. Helps to chat more clearly. And the Kirin A1 processor chip for small devices that help with fast, uninterrupted connections. Overall, it is considered a good quality headset at an affordable price of only 4,990 baht and is currently open for booking. The free gift, the Huawei Wireless Charger, comes with a value of 1,490 baht. Booked only until December 1.

HUAWEI FREEBUDS 3 SPECS

  • Earphone size 41.5 x 20.4 x 17.8 mm, weight 4.5 grams (per side)
    Charging case size 60.9 x 21.8 mm, weight 48 grams,
    total weight 57 grams
  • Headphone battery, each side 30 mAh, Charging case 410 mAh
  • 4 hours and 20 hours usage time when charging with a charging case
  • Charging via USB-C and Wireless Charging 
  • Driver size 14.2 mm.
  • Bluetooth Chipset: Kirin A1
  • Bluetooth Version: 5.1
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Available in 2 colors: Carbon Black, Ceramic White
HUAWEI FreeBuds 3

Ceramic White

HUAWEI FreeBuds 3

Carbon Black

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