The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 is the latest addition of the flagship TWS offering from HUAWEI that emphasizes on high quality audio experiences that priced below the premium level, but still targets those who loved their audio quality.
The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 consists of the following
- HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 Earbuds
- HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 Casing
- S & L Earbuds fitting tip, M is default on earbuds
- USB A to C cable
- User Manual and QSG
HUAWEI’s design approach is still based on the previous version, the FreeBuds Pro, which still maintain the same oval shape on the Earbuds case, as well as the earbuds but the overall dimension and size has been slightly slimmed down to keep things compact yet elegant looking at the same time, still the solid appearance remains with the premium feel when holding the case or wearing the earbuds. There is a button on the right side of the casing just in case if you need to reset the Earbuds for pairing to another device and that’s about it.
Performance – Battery and Connectivity
The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 will last roughly about 5 Hours in my experience for a single charge with ANC ON, which is within expectations on most TWS with ANC today, and if you are just using it on a mix of music, gaming and calls, it could last slightly longer than that. You can at least recharge back from the charging case for at least 3 to 4 times and off you go on continuing your music or gaming, giving it an average of 22 hours of total usage time, otherwise turning off ANC will give you another extra 1 hour of battery life.
Connectivity wise, the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 is connected via Bluetooth 5.2 with AAC/SBC or LDAC codec support and it’s simple, just turn on the Bluetooth on your phone and scan, open up the charging case, take out the Earbuds and place it to your ears, and wait for it to be connected. It is simple to operate. The pair of earbuds will detect each other automatically in stereo mode. For certain non HUAWEI phones, you might need to navigate over to the device bluetooth menu settings to enable LDAC to enjoy the much immersive low latency with higher quality audio experience thanks to the 11 mm quad-magnet dynamic driver. Optionally you can use the HUAWEI AI LIFE app which gives more control and it is available to download from Apple App Store, Huawei App Gallery and Google Play Store.
Performance – Sound and User/App experience
The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 is a pair of premium TWS earbuds co-engineered with Devialet, a well known acoustic high end audio brand from France. performance wise, every time when I pick the earbuds up to my ear with Smart Wear Detection , it’s connected immediately, reconnection is fast as well, with tolerable low latency with HiRes Audio when playing games or just streaming via YouTube.
A special feature known as Tip Fit Test will guide you to fit the buds properly to your ear and define the best audio frequency for your ears. If you need to switch to different equalizer mode, just access the HUHAWEI AI app and you are given pre-set 4 different EQ modes you can customise the EQ yourself. HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 also features soft squeeze over the earbuds over controls such as enabling ANC, answering calls, music control and so on. You can also refer to its additional controls or just use the App again to manually set it, giving it options for the user to control what user needs the most. While there is no a game mode, you still can experience low latency surround audio which competing TWS has as well. On top of that, testing over mic quality is excellent with 3 microphone for better voice delivery.
There is a very short window of delay when placing back the pair of earbuds to the casing and waiting for it to recharge, but this is to ensure that the re-connection was done right. Weight wise, each earbud weighs about 6.1 grams only, which is absolutely comfortable to wear with its pair of directional microphone providing clear call quality and with optimized solutions from Bluetooth 5.2 technologies.
|SKU||HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2|
|Bluetooth Version||Bluetooth 5.2|
|Earbuds Battery Capacity||55mAh Per Side|
|Charging Case Capacity||580mAh 4.8V with Fast Charging, Wireless Charging|
|Charging Port||USB C with USB cable included|
|Bluetooth Protocol||SBC, AAC, LDAC with Multipairing (2 Devices)|
|Frequency Response Range||14 Hz ~ 48 kHz|
|Charging Case Output||3.82V=410mA|
Conclusion and Rating
The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 produces great audio quality in many conditions we tested, and certainly a strong top class contender in the TWS earbuds higher end category. Whether you are in a commuting or gaming, the FreeBuds Pro 2 is a companion that intelligently isolate noises where ever you are. Combining with Devialet Audio Engineering, this could be an Audio masterpiece for outdoor Audiophile enthusiasts.
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