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Huawei FreeBuds 3 Review Rundown

HuaweiPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
Cons**
  • Not fully compatible with Apple products

Summary

Huawei FreeBuds 3 true wireless earphones are cheaper than the equivalent Apple product, the AirPods 2 with wireless charging case. Despite being open-fit, the Freebuds 3 offer impressive sound quality with great bass levels. The ANC isn't as powerful as an earbud that comes with a silicone tip and there are brands out there that offer better sound quality for similar prices.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

nextpit[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following[***]:
The FreeBuds 3 do not offer any physical keys and interaction takes place through gestures. The gestures, which essentially consist of a double-tap, work on both earphones. Bass is warm, but don't expect a fully immersive experience because of the open design. The maximum volume is high enough, but when set to maximum, the sound suffers and is slightly mechanical.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Good noise suppression
Cons[**]
  • No volume control
  • No volume controls

techadvisor[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Freebuds 3 offer impressive sound quality with great bass levels. Call quality is very good, both in terms of the clarity of the person speaking to you as well as your voice. Vocals are crisp and clear, but the soundstage isn't quite as wide or instruments as well defined as with the Sony WF-1000XM3. With noise cancelling enabled, the Freebud 3 will last four hours.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Great sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Good noise cancelling
Cons[**]
  • Noise cancelling isn’t as effective as AirPods

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Huawei FreeBuds 3 are an Android-only set of headphones. You can use the buds with iOS devices, but first, you need to set the parameters for noise-canceling and left and right double-tap functionality in the Android app. With no sound seal, ambient sound creeps through, but the FreeBud 3s still drown out constant background drones like engines or fans whirring. Firing up noise canceling takes the edge off annoying train drones and even helped us hear our music and audiobook more clearly.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No active noise canceling
  • Noise canceling isn’t for everyone

tomsguide[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The FreeBuds 3 are a fine pair of earbuds, but like all Huawei phone products, they won't be going on sale in the U.S. Huawei promises 4 hours of battery life in the buds themselves and 20 in total with the charging case. You'll want to take a USB-C cable with you if you're going to be away from base for anything longer than two days.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek, stylish design
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Noise cancelling can be annoying
  • No NFC

trustedreviews[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 31%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Pairing is very simple - just press the button on the side of the case to put them in pairing mode. If you have a Huawei phone (in this case a P30 Pro), the FreeBuds will swiftly pair up thanks to the new A1-chip. The loose fit is an odd choice for an ANC earbud – a good seal for noise isolation and ANC go hand-in-hand. Vocals have clarity and voices are very clear, and the syncing between the video you see and the audio you hear is perfectly fine.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Good noise isolation
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre audio
  • Poor ANC

References

1. ^ Huawei FreeBuds 3 review: the Android alternative to AirPods. nextpit. 2019-11-26 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Huawei Freebuds 3 review. techadvisor. 2020-04-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Huawei FreeBuds 3 review. techradar. 2019-12-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Huawei FreeBuds 3 review: AirPods for Android. tomsguide. 2019-11-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Huawei FreeBuds 3 Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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