Huawei’s FreeBuds series of wireless headsets have added another general, this time to Huawei’s FreeBuds Studio with a head-mounted design.
After a few days of experience with it, I came to the conclusion: it may be the most powerful earphone in the series, and it can even rank high among competing products.
This golden color is a little nice
The Huawei FreeBuds Studio headset comes in two colors, "Dawn Gold/Obsidian Black". There are some design elements that I feel familiar and unfamiliar.
I got the Chenxi gold version. Personally, I think this gold is slightly subtle, and the head beam is even more flesh-colored. The low-saturation color blending is more durable and suitable for daily wear.
▲ HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio Headphone Chenxi Gold Color Matching
If you change to a pure gold color like a big gold chain, maybe no one wants to wear it out of the street.
The outside of the earmuffs draws inspiration from the old-fashioned phonograph, using a simple "line + circle" shape design. There is a touch function in the flat area of the right earphone. Swipe left and right to switch songs, slide up and down to adjust the volume, double tap to connect the call, long touch to hang up, basic functions are available.
▲ ANC button on the left earmuff
There is no touch area on the left earmuff, but the ANC button to switch the noise reduction mode is set here, and you can switch between the three modes of noise reduction/transmission/off by clicking.
There are also two buttons on the right earmuff, namely the Bluetooth connection button and the power button, and there is a USB Type-C port below. If you are not an iPhone user, you can basically make a USB-C cable go the world.
The connection structure between the head beam and the earmuffs seems to be different from the general headwear, but in fact the operation is still similar. The extension part is hidden at the head beam, the telescopic length of the support arm has also reached 40mm, and the maximum bending degree of the head beam can also reach 150 degrees, which fits more head shapes.
Limited by the structure, Huawei FreeBuds Studio headphones do not have the feature of folding storage, so the storage bag equipped with it is slightly larger, and it is not portable in the bag for business trips.
▲Compared with Huawei P40
The earmuffs are very soft and feel like protein leather in terms of touch and resilience properties. Not only comfortable, but also easy to clean.
Thanks to the material of the earmuffs and the weight control (about 265 grams), after wearing it for two hours, there is no obvious pressure on the ears or the head, and the comfort is quite a plus.
The sense of wrapping is also very strong, even if the noise reduction function is not turned on after wearing it, the surrounding noise can be reduced a lot.
Three-band balanced, low bass
The official introduction in the sound quality section is not much, only a few sentences on the page have passed the unit structure used: 4 layers of 40mm polymer composite diaphragm, bringing a wide frequency response range of 4Hz-48kHz.
After listening to it, I found that its tuning style is obviously more popular.
To sum it up briefly: the mid-to-high frequency is balanced, the high-frequency upper limit is quite high, no matter how high it is, it will not be harsh, and the low-frequency part is aggravated.
Huawei mobile phone users can adjust the Huawei Histen sound effect to "Fidelity" in the settings, which can significantly improve the texture, the three-frequency separation is more obvious, and this setting is suitable for most types of music.
Huawei FreeBuds Studio headset supports Huawei's exclusive L2HC wireless audio codec technology, which can achieve up to 960kbps audio transmission rate, but for the time being, only Huawei P40/Mate40 series phones upgraded to EMUI 11 support this feature.
As a rule, let’s talk about the problem of delay. After entering the game, the headset will automatically switch to low-latency mode, reducing the delay to a minimum of 180 milliseconds. It is okay to play casual games, but it is recommended not to play shooting that has high requirements for listening and positioning game.
In the first echelon of noise reduction headphones, new operators have now been added
The noise reduction capability of the Huawei FreeBuds Studio headset gave me a lot of surprises. The 8 pickup microphones are hidden in the left and right ears to capture the surrounding sound in real time.
The enclosed earmuffs mentioned above can help reduce some noises, such as cicadas outdoors, tire noise when vehicles pass by, etc. However, for the noise of the outside air conditioner and the noise in the subway, it must rely on active noise reduction.
Without the help of an App, if you adjust the ANC noise reduction on the headset alone, you can only switch between intelligent dynamic noise reduction / transparent transmission / noise reduction off.
When you enter the "Huawei Smart Life App", you can see different noise reduction levels. There are three levels of light, balanced, and deep. The smart dynamic noise reduction function automatically adjusts the noise reduction level to these three levels according to the level of environmental noise. Switch between, using the headset IMU environmental sensor and multi-microphone system to sense the noise intensity around you in real time.
In the mild noise reduction mode, it is enough for people to code words quietly in the office, the conversations of colleagues around them, and the wind noise when the air conditioner is blowing are all gone, but a slight keyboard tapping sound can still be heard.
In the balanced mode, you can walk into relatively noisy environments, such as cafes where people come and go and the streets during peak hours. Although this type of environment is noisy, the decibels are not too large. The balanced mode is suitable for use. Deal with the noise in this situation.
In order to test the ability of deep noise reduction, I stood next to the air conditioner and simulated the noise environment when sitting in a cabin close to the aircraft engine. At this time, the headset automatically enters the deep noise reduction mode, and the noise at the ear is indeed reduced a lot.
Although there is still some noise when there is no music or the music volume is below 20%, once the music volume is adjusted to above 50%, only music is left in the ears.
You can get a similar experience on the subway, and the noise reduction effect is excellent. Even if you don't play music, you can at most hear the sound of the broadcasting station, and other noises are almost shielded.
In addition, thanks to the TAT (Tee Audio Tube) 3 sound tube structure (personally think this abbreviation is suspicious), the inner ear space and the rear double-layer sound cavity are opened to ensure that the noise reduction effect is not affected, and the ear is balanced. Internal air pressure, so no matter which noise reduction mode, the effect is very clean, not stuffy, and there is no obvious sense of pressure.
However, when I turned on the transparent transmission mode of Huawei FreeBuds Studio, I found that what was amplified was not only the surrounding environmental sound, but also the rustling wind noise. I hope that the subsequent algorithm can be optimized.
In addition, Huawei FreeBuds Studio also supports simultaneous access to two devices. When the two devices of mobile phone A and B are connected to the headset, you are listening to music on mobile phone A, but mobile phone B is connected to a call. As long as you connect the call, the input device of the headset will automatically be transferred to mobile phone B and hang up. After the call is disconnected, it will switch back to phone A and continue to play music.
The function of automatically pausing music after taking off the earphones has also been continued. Although this kind of dessert function is not available every day, the silky experience of non-sense switching is quite "Sweet".
This experience has been counted for a few days. During this time, I only charged the battery once. With the noise reduction turned on, I can listen for 18-20 hours at a time (depending on the intensity of the noise reduction), and when the power is 10W In the fast charging mode, it can be fully charged in 60 minutes, and it can be listened to for 5 hours after 10 minutes of fast charging (all the above duration data are measured under the noise reduction state).
The launch of Huawei’s FreeBuds Studio headset is the last piece of the puzzle in the Huawei FreeBuds true wireless headset series.
In my opinion, it is like a student whose grades are in the middle of the grade, but because of having a specialty, it has improved the overall quality and squeezed into a prestigious university. At this time, if he can get the affirmation of the people around him instead of ridicule, he will probably be motivated to work harder to fill in other shortcomings. In time, he will be able to achieve what people expect of him.
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