[DISCUSSION] The HUAWEI FreeBuds 3: A Better Solution than AirPods

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As the wireless earphones scene starts to get competitive, companies like Apple and Samsung are launching their version of Bluetooth earphones, complete with a charging case. Among some of the great option on the market right now, Huawei has come out with the Huawei Freebuds 3. This exciting new product has everything you could want from your wireless audio experience, and more. Powered by the Kirin A1 chipset, Huawei aims to build a connected audio life experience.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 are equipped with Bluetooth 5.1 and are powered by the cutting-edge Kirin A1 chipset. The Kirin A1 is the industry’s first BT/BLE dual-mode chip to be verified by Bluetooth 5.1. With this technology, Huawei is able to deliver a highly integrated 3+1 modular architecture. This includes an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, powerful audio processing unit, ultra-low power consumption App processor and a
separate power management unit. All of this comes together to ensuring an efficient and stable connection experience.

While previous wireless headphones were were limited to a single-channel transmission which was split between the two earpieces, Huawei’s self-developed dual-channel synchronous transmission technology fixes this issue. Now left and right pieces have a direct connection to your smartphone, avoiding the need for one earpiece to push audio to the next. This new dual-channel system results in ultra-low audio latency at only 190ms. This is especially important for keeping sound and audio synced during games and movies. This gives the Freebuds 3 an edge over the AirPods, and will make for a better experience overall.

The new HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 aims to provide you with 20 hours of battery life by including their charging case. While the actual earphones have a battery life of four hours, the included case can charge your Freebuds up to 4 times before your case runs out of juice. When it does, you can charge your Freebuds case via the USB-C port, or you can set it on your wireless charger and take advantage of the quick wireless charging feature.

Share your thoughts on the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 and how you think they'll stack up against the Apple AirPods.
 
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Well, they look the same (ugly that is), so noone will see the difference. Apple users will buy apple, other people will buy what's cheaper, and people who want to hear the sound of music will buy stuff like Bose, Sony, or Sennheiser.
 
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As the wireless earphones scene starts to get competitive, companies like Apple and Samsung are launching their version of Bluetooth earphones, complete with a charging case. Among some of the great option on the market right now, Huawei has come out with the Huawei Freebuds 3. This exciting new product has everything you could want from your wireless audio experience, and more. Powered by the Kirin A1 chipset, Huawei aims to build a connected audio life experience.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 are equipped with Bluetooth 5.1 and are powered by the cutting-edge Kirin A1 chipset. The Kirin A1 is the industry’s first BT/BLE dual-mode chip to be verified by Bluetooth 5.1. With this technology, Huawei is able to deliver a highly integrated 3+1 modular architecture. This includes an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, powerful audio processing unit, ultra-low power consumption App processor and a
separate power management unit. All of this comes together to ensuring an efficient and stable connection experience.

While previous wireless headphones were were limited to a single-channel transmission which was split between the two earpieces, Huawei’s self-developed dual-channel synchronous transmission technology fixes this issue. Now left and right pieces have a direct connection to your smartphone, avoiding the need for one earpiece to push audio to the next. This new dual-channel system results in ultra-low audio latency at only 190ms. This is especially important for keeping sound and audio synced during games and movies. This gives the Freebuds 3 an edge over the AirPods, and will make for a better experience overall.

The new HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 aims to provide you with 20 hours of battery life by including their charging case. While the actual earphones have a battery life of four hours, the included case can charge your Freebuds up to 4 times before your case runs out of juice. When it does, you can charge your Freebuds case via the USB-C port, or you can set it on your wireless charger and take advantage of the quick wireless charging feature.

Share your thoughts on the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 and how you think they'll stack up against the Apple AirPods.
I wonder if i need a huaway to use them and the app, or can i simply usd them with any modern android that suports bt 5?
 

dondavis007

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Even with all the technical top of the line the sound seems to be a bit of "meeh" in the reviews I've read. I like them but I prefer a model that keeps surroundings to a minimum.

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Dinkar18

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Being a one plus 7t user, i am looking for a good wireless option. I need good calling mic and iPhone type fit. Rubber one's Never stay in my ears . Any suggestions ? Should i look for apple 2nd gen or go for freebuds 3
 

abs0lut3z33r0

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I am currently looking for cheap aliexpress options . There are too many models too pick and choose from but the video got me thinking about apple like models
 

milangenije

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I dont like anything thats apple like becauze it doesnt fit in my ear and to be honest they dont look good. So i decided for next models so far:
my first model was qcy qs1, they r cheap and perfect for going in the wireless headphones world. They r great for start and i still have them, using them in the gym.
My second were galaxy buds but i have had some problems with calls with them and that frustrated me a lot so i sold them.
My next one were b&o beoplay e8. I got them for 200€ used and im super happy with them, so for now im using those and qcy.
 

musicdiary

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Wonder how the ANC works with them being open, sure hope it's no BS marketing. Last earbuds I used were the bragi dash pro, those still rank first in my book.

I tried it and it is effective to a certain degree. Basically, the lower frequencies are cancelled out, but it does not kill the overall noise like in-canal earbuds, because of the open-fit nature. It definitely reduces ambient noises, but you can still hear people next to you talking. Interestingly, their voices are clearer as the ambient noises are cancelled out.

If you need ANC to silence your world, the Freebuds 3 won't make it. But if you do not like the stuffed feeling of earbuds (I know some people does), yet you need to kill some noise, the Freebuds 3 work.
 

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I tried it and it is effective to a certain degree. Basically, the lower frequencies are cancelled out, but it does not kill the overall noise like in-canal earbuds, because of the open-fit nature. It definitely reduces ambient noises, but you can still hear people next to you talking. Interestingly, their voices are clearer as the ambient noises are cancelled out.

If you need ANC to silence your world, the Freebuds 3 won't make it. But if you do not like the stuffed feeling of earbuds (I know some people does), yet you need to kill some noise, the Freebuds 3 work.

How is the microphone quality in noisy area? Do other people hear your voice clearly on calls in noisy environments?
 

Danilo_94

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Hi everyone, how maybe someone already know, with this freebuds it's impossible(at the moment, I hope in a update....) to close a call in progress. anyone know a way to do it without use everytime the phone(or waiting that is the person on the other side to close it)?
 

saneofficial

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Epic Fail. I just got them and the music doesn't auto pause when removed from the ear on Windows 10 laptop. For comparison my $10 AirPods fake earbuds from AliExpress do that.
 

pamarakos

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Hi
So can someone clarify if you can use only the one earpiece while the other one is in my pocket in its closed case?

Thanks
 

Trident10

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Anybody facing this error:

With the airpods (+ p30 pro) when listening to music on spotify and scrolling on the facebook, if enter to read a new of any journal, when i press the back to back again to facebook after reading the new, the music stops? Every time.
 

ju57_74Z

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I just bought those and i like them very much.
I am not a Huawei phone user, I have a Pixel 3 XL and I was looking for some good on ear buds. I must say that I am a little bit angry for Huawei making some features exclusively for their phones (not even all their phones) like wearing detection and autopause. I understand that that the pop up - fast connect feature depends on the software of the phone, but the wearing detection they can make it available for everyone with the AI app. In the end, I paid the same amount of money for the buds.
 
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Hi, i have freebuds 3 on galaxy note 10 plus. Is there any way to enable pause while taking out one of the buds. Thanks
 

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    As the wireless earphones scene starts to get competitive, companies like Apple and Samsung are launching their version of Bluetooth earphones, complete with a charging case. Among some of the great option on the market right now, Huawei has come out with the Huawei Freebuds 3. This exciting new product has everything you could want from your wireless audio experience, and more. Powered by the Kirin A1 chipset, Huawei aims to build a connected audio life experience.

    The HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 are equipped with Bluetooth 5.1 and are powered by the cutting-edge Kirin A1 chipset. The Kirin A1 is the industry’s first BT/BLE dual-mode chip to be verified by Bluetooth 5.1. With this technology, Huawei is able to deliver a highly integrated 3+1 modular architecture. This includes an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, powerful audio processing unit, ultra-low power consumption App processor and a
    separate power management unit. All of this comes together to ensuring an efficient and stable connection experience.

    While previous wireless headphones were were limited to a single-channel transmission which was split between the two earpieces, Huawei’s self-developed dual-channel synchronous transmission technology fixes this issue. Now left and right pieces have a direct connection to your smartphone, avoiding the need for one earpiece to push audio to the next. This new dual-channel system results in ultra-low audio latency at only 190ms. This is especially important for keeping sound and audio synced during games and movies. This gives the Freebuds 3 an edge over the AirPods, and will make for a better experience overall.

    The new HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 aims to provide you with 20 hours of battery life by including their charging case. While the actual earphones have a battery life of four hours, the included case can charge your Freebuds up to 4 times before your case runs out of juice. When it does, you can charge your Freebuds case via the USB-C port, or you can set it on your wireless charger and take advantage of the quick wireless charging feature.

    Share your thoughts on the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 and how you think they'll stack up against the Apple AirPods.
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    I just bought those and i like them very much.
    I am not a Huawei phone user, I have a Pixel 3 XL and I was looking for some good on ear buds. I must say that I am a little bit angry for Huawei making some features exclusively for their phones (not even all their phones) like wearing detection and autopause. I understand that that the pop up - fast connect feature depends on the software of the phone, but the wearing detection they can make it available for everyone with the AI app. In the end, I paid the same amount of money for the buds.