Huawei teams up with Devialet on FreeBuds Pro 2 wireless earbuds

Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 wireless earbuds
Source: Huawei.

Huawei recently launched its latest earbuds – the FreeBuds Pro 2 – in Australia, offering wireless Bluetooth connectivity, noise cancellation, and clear voice technology as core features.

Designed in partnership with French audio company Devialet, the FreeBuds Pro 2 uses an “Ultra-hearing True Sound Dual Driver” system to produce high-fidelity sound. Specifically, the earbuds house an ultra-high frequency micro planar diaphragm and an 11mm dynamic driver capable of generating audio frequencies between 14Hz and 48KHz. This equates to hardware that can handle both the high and low notes. 

Intended for all types of listeners, the FreeBuds Pro 2 use Triple Adaptive EQ technology that automatically tunes audio on the fly. It assesses factors such as your ear structure, how the earbuds fit into your ears, and volume settings to personalise the EQ settings. Additionally, the earbuds can produce wireless Hi-resolution audio of up to 990kbps when paired with a compatible device.

Huawei claims the active noise cancellation technology in the FreeBuds Pro 2 is suited for various environments, including windy outdoor days and noisy flights. The earbuds can also automatically pick the best mode to combat external noise by combining its Triple Mic ANC System and Intelligent Dynamic ANC 2.0 technologies. For making calls, the FreeBuds Pro 2 isolates your voice from background noise via its 4-Mic Call Noise Cancellation system and Huawei’s deep neural network algorithm.

Other features include seamless switching between two devices – including phones, tablets, PCs and so on – on-device gesture controls, and the ability to view the last 10 connected devices for Huawei AI Life App users. Battery life comes in at up to four hours with ANC enabled – which boosts to 18 hours with the included charging case – or 30 hours without ANC. Made to fit snugly, the earbuds come with three different-sized silicone ear tips.

Available now in Silver Blue, Silver Frost, and Ceramic White colour options, the FreeBuds Pro 2 cost $349 from Amazon and Huawei Authorised Experience Stores. As a limited-time bonus, anyone who buys the earbuds between now and 24 September will also receive a Huawei Sound Joy portable Bluetooth speaker at no extra cost.

As indicated by its price, the FreeBuds Pro 2 clearly targets the premium audio market, emphasised by the focus on hi-res audio. Oddly, given its premium product status, the earbuds are not recommended for use while exercising, which may be disappointing for those who prefer their earbuds to serve an all-in-one purpose.

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