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Huawei introduces its FreeBuds Studio headphones and Sound speaker

The FreeBuds Studio are official. (Source: YouTube)
The FreeBuds Studio are official. (Source: YouTube)
Huawei's major product launch of today (October 22, 2020) served to announce the Mate 40 phablet series and also several "companion" devices for it. They include the rumored FreeBuds Studio, the first ANC headphones from this line of audio products. In addition, a more compact version of the Sound X speaker made its debut.

Huawei has just expanded its general product ecosystem in addition to launching its new Mate 40 premium mobile devices. One example is the anticipated FreeBuds Studio, a pair of headphones that continues its series' penchant for high-end attributes. 

These Studios are now touted as having a "exquisite and minimalist" appearance that involves comfort material-coated ear-cups that connect to their headband with a 7 millimeter (millimeter) stalk. Huawei describes the drivers they house as "48kHz wide-frequency" with a 4-layer diaphragm, even if it never mentioned their size. They reproduce sound via an in-house "24-bit/96kHz high-res audio codec".

The OEM claims that the FreeBuds Studios have class-leading active noise cancelling, isolation sounds of up to 40 decibels (dB). On the other hand, they are also rated for call clarity with a "matrix" of 3 mics per earcup. The headphones can switch connections between 2 devices (Windows, Android, iOS or Mac) and have touch-responsive areas on the outside of the earcups for audio or call controls.

These new headphones are rated for up to 24 hours of battery life, and can last for up to 8 hours on a 10-minute charge. Huawei also launched a new variant of its Sound line of speakers. It is a "mini" version compared to the original X, yet still supports up to 144 watts (W) of audio power, as well as a maximal sound pressure level (SPL) of 90 dB.

The OEM has developed this new speaker in conjunction with the audio specialist Devialet, which confers 360° surround sound, a custom sound-stage, a "bass depth" of 55Hz and reduced harmonic distortions to 2% on its 4-inch woofer and motile passive units. It also supports the LDAC Bluetooth codec and Huawei's touch-to-share feature.

This new Huawei Sound's price has been set at €199 (~US$235). The FreeBuds Studio, on the other hand, had been rumored to cost €400; however, the OEM has announced that they are in fact €299 (~$353). However, their availability was never mentioned during their live-streamed launch event.

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The new Huawei Sound. (Source: YouTube)
The new Huawei Sound. (Source: YouTube)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-10-22 (Update: 2020-10-23)