Huawei claims its new FreeBuds Pro and FreeLaces Pro have "industry-leading" noise-cancellation
Huawei rounded off new additions to its ecosystem at its Developer Conference (September 10-12, 2020) with new Pro variants for its FreeLace and FreeBuds lines. The latter has the stems that normally earn products like it the title of "AirPod clone", although they are much shorter and stockier than the average TWS earbud of this form-factor.
Their maker claims to have packed a host of audio-enhancing features into this new pair, an "innovative, unique form of active noise cancellation" included. This involves turning this function up to 40 decibels (dB), combined with external and internal ambient sound-sensing mics that lead to automatic, intelligent switching between 3 different "stages" of the resulting ANC: Ultra Mode, Cozy Mode and General Mode.
The FreeLaces Pro are also rated for the up-to-40dB spec. These neckbuds also feature 14 millimeter (mm) "aluminium-magnesium alloy dynamic" drivers with dedicated "bass tubes". The hearables are fitted with a USB type C port, which can add 5 hours of playback in exchange for 5 minutes of being plugged in. It also supports phone-to-neckbud charging, with simultaneous pairing.
Huawei has styled these accessories in choices of Graphite Black, Spruce Green or Dawn White, and has priced them at €119 (~US$141). They will be available in September 2020, whereas the FreeBuds Pro will not ship for about another month thereafter. The new TWS earbuds will come in Carbon Black, Ceramic White and Sliver Frost, and cost €199 (~$236).
Huawei Press Release
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