Welcome to another blog post, let’s get straight to it if you are now do file you probably be picking a brand dedicated to audio if you’re an iPhone user you probably pick the airport’s to stay in the ecosystem from Apple but if you’re an Android smartphone owner and especially one from Huawei and in the market for butts then the new HUAWEI freebuds 3i are a no-brainer so let me explain.
HUAWEI freebuds 3i are lightweight, comfortable, sound great but also offer great active noise-cancelling and good call quality but this last point has become more important to me than ever before as I work from home and I have a lot of phone calls. In terms of design they look pretty similar to the Apple ear pods but anyone who owns both models will be easily able to distinguish between them. The HUAWEI freebuds 3i are a bit different compared to the original free bud stream. It probably stands for in-ear and because of that design it’s therefore leaking less noise and the air but also gave me a more secure feeling while running the charging case feels really sturdy and has this nice snap wall closing also the magnets are strong and feel overall really well made in terms of functionality.
While I added as much functionality as they could including active noise-cancelling which worked to my surprise much better than I expected it doesn’t level with the Sony 1000 xm3 of course but it isn’t far off either I’m really stunned for what kind of active noise-cancelling you get from a pair of 99 year old ear buds and then of course we have the audio quality which I find a bit difficult to talk about to be honest because it’s first of all relative we all have a different hearing profile and we all have different preferences how to compare them to the other ear buds for example they deliver very similar audio quality and experience they’re not quite as loud as I wish but they’re more than fine because it’s lacking a bass tube and it has smaller drivers and you free but stream it feels that if software is trying to compensate for that though.
Now last but not least the battery which comes pretty close to the advertised 3.5 hours 2.5 to 3 hours is more than reasonable with 70 to 80 percent of volume and with continuous playback a bit more than three hours is possible and with ANC turned on that drops to almost 2.5 hours. There are a few things that you need to keep in mind with the Huawei freebuds 3i for example the outer pass functionality doesn’t work unless you have an email wide 10 device and here I understand huawei though because they try to convince you to use their smartphone but might take pots on the other hand support any device on the other hand if you own a huawei smartphone and Smartwatch and you’re locked into their ecosystem you can easily switch between them at the second point there’s no more wireless charging which I personally find a big miss Perry touch controls they work super smooth but they’re somewhat limited.