Last month, Huawei unveiled its most recent TWS earbuds, the FreeBuds 5, in China along with a number of other items. Additionally, the business today made the hearables available on the European market. These new earbuds, which will replace FreeBuds 4 in 2021, have a distinctive waterdrop design that stands out from the competition. Additionally supported are dynamic EQ tuning, active noise cancellation( ANC), and spatial audio. Let's's examine the specifics in more detail.
The FreeBuds 5 has all the typical features of high-end wireless earbuds, but their design is what really stands out. Huawei decided to go with a distinctive waterdrop design instead of the stemmed and non-stemmed earbuds. The lack of a silicon tip in these in-ear type earphones allows for more surface area for the skin.
In terms of specifications, the FreeBuds 5 supports the L2HC and LDAC codecs, enabling high-res audio streaming. On HarmonyOS 3 devices, they provide spatial audio as well as active noise cancellation( ANC) and dynamic EQ tuning. According to Huawei, the shape of the user's's ear is taken into account when developing an adaptive algorithm based on noise reduction.
The hearables have an 11mm driver and connect via Bluetooth 5.2. Multi-point pairing is also supported, as well. According to claims, the earbuds have a playtime of 5 hours, which can be increased to 30 hours with the charging case. There is also wireless charging support and USB-C charging for the case.
Beginning on April 27, the FreeBuds 5 from Huawei will be priced at EUR 159 in the UK. They are available from the Huawei Store and a few retailers. The earbuds will come in shades of orange, white, and silver.