Huawei Japan has released a completely wireless earphone “HUAWEI FreeBuds 3” in Japan.
While it is not uncommon for the left and right independent wireless earphones to be independent, the feature of “HUAWEI FreeBuds 3” is that it is equipped with active noise canceling while being an open fit type (open type). According to Huawei Japan, the world's first open-fit active noise canceling is installed.(* As of September 6, 2019, in the complete wireless earphones of mainstream earphone manufacturers. According to Huawei research)
A feeling of wearing only by the open type
Some users say that the canal type to be inserted into the ear is not good because the ears hurt if you use it for a long time, but the open fit type (open type) is lighter and less compressed than the canal type Is the feature.
Wireless earphones are freed from the hassle of cables, but may be affected by radio wave interference, and problems such as skipping sound may occur at commuting rush stations and trains.
On that point, the “HUAWEI Kirin A1” chipset installed in “HUAWEI FreeBuds 3” supports BT / BLE dual mode Bluetooth 5.1. Uniquely designed antenna enables stable Bluetooth connection without interruption even in crowds such as stations and shopping malls.
When actually used, it is a mysterious sensation that the surrounding noise is cut off by active noise canceling while having a light and open feel.
Because it is an open type, noise cannot be completely shut out, but it is a specification that can reduce ambient noise by up to 15 dB when active noise canceling is turned on. In fact, it is effective in trains and crowds, making it easier to concentrate on music.(* 15dB is based on the average noise reduction effect in the range of 100-2000Hz for multi-samples at Huawei Test Lab. Actual effects are user's ear size, ear canal shape, wearing method, chewing It varies depending on conditions such as)
With this app, you can customize the behavior when you double-tap the earphone. For example, double tap the left earphone to “Play / Pause”, double tap the right earphone to “Activate Voice Assistant”, and so on.
Although apps for iOS are not provided, once you set using Android, it will be stored in the main unit, so even if you connect to other devices including iPhone, the setting will remain valid .
Charging case is USB Type-C, wireless charging compatible
Battery life is about 4 hours with the earphone alone. A total of 20 hours of music playback is possible with a charging case.* When active noise canceling is OFF). The charging case also has a symmetrical round design that is naturally inspired.
The case is compatible with USB Type-C as well as Qi wireless charging. One of the attractions of this unit is that it offers a wide range of charging options, including charging from smartphones such as the “HUAWEI P30 Pro” that can perform wireless power transfer.
Summary: Recommended for people who are not good at ear pressure
While the earphones with active noise canceling can effectively block the noise, they sometimes felt a pressure that could clog their ears.
On the other hand, “HUAWEI FreeBuds 3” features a light wearing feeling that is unique to an open type while firmly cutting out noise with active noise canceling, and feels distinct from the conventional noise canceling earphones. It is a product that can be recommended for people who are not good at ear pressure. Even so, the price setting of less than 20,000 yen without tax seems to be a cost performance.