Huawei has notched things up in the battle of the noise with its brand new FreeBuds Pro, the latest addition to its collection of wireless earbuds. The all-new earbuds were uncovered on Thursday in a virtual stream along with the company’s FreeLace Pro wireless earphones. Both products provide an enhancement in terms of sound quality and overall functionality. Although is it possible to compare FreeBuds Pro and Apple’s AirPods Pro? Why not, let’s check it out.
FreeBuds Pro Vs. AirPods Pro: Sound Quality And Connectivity
Wireless earphones have made it big in the market although not all of them have reached the benchmark because they need to provide both enhanced sound quality and strong connectivity to the gadget. Huawei’s FreeBuds 3 (the Pro’s predecessor), offer impressive sound, good active noise cancellation, and a stable connection for music. FreeBuds Pro is more updated. Nonetheless, Apple’s AirPods have provided users with advanced wireless listening experiences.
Let’s Take A Look At Noise Cancellation
Huawei announced that the FreeBuds Pro (and FreeLace Pro) are the first-ever “true” wireless stereo earphones to support dynamic active noise cancellation. The earphones can probably recognize the surrounding environment noise and you can swiftly change between three noise-cancellation options: general, cozy, and ultimate. As per its own lab tests, Huawei stated that the FreeBuds Pro has a noise-cancellation capacity of up to 40dB, which is an industry-leading number.
You can also program it to allow in the surrounding noise, so you don’t have to take them off to hear what’s going on. Additionally, you will also get a voice mode, which still decreases surrounding noise and an awareness mode that picks up everything. On the other hand, AirPods Pro uses exterior and interior microphones to identify the sounds and “anti-noise” to cancel them. The active noise cancellation setting also showcases a transparency mode to let in surrounding sounds.
Design & Other Main Differences
Let’s talk about design. Both of the earbuds look alike. Both the earbuds have silicone ends that are properly placed over the enlarged speaker, with a straight piece that sits over the ear, but that part on the FreeBuds Pro is larger. Also overall they are quite smaller when it comes to size than AirPods Pro. What’s fascinating is that the new pair of buds look distinct from the previous FreeBuds 3. Whether this is an artistic or practical change, Huawei seems to be following Apple’s example here.
AirPods Pro operates on the high-excursion Apple driver and high-dynamic-range amplifier, on the other hand, Huawei’s FreeBuds Pro depends on an 11mm dynamic driver. The AirPods Pro consists of dual beam-forming microphones, an inward-facing microphone, dual optical sensors, a force sensor, and accelerometers to detect motion and speech. while FreeBuds Pro uses a sensor that operates on bone vibrations to help better recognise the user’s voice and make clearer phone calls. It is also able to connect to two smart devices at the same time. The AirPods Pro can do something similar, but only with Apple devices.
Pricing And Availability
Huawei is yet to confirm the device’s price in North American. Although, Huawei’s earbuds will be available in October in Europe, priced at €199, roughly $235 or C$310.15. To compare, Apple’s AirPods Pro costs $249 and C$329.00 in the U.S. and Canada, respectively. Ultimately Huawei is the better alternative for Android users.