Huawei FreeBuds Studio Review Rundown

Huawei TechnologiesPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of Huawei FreeBuds Studio Wireless Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation
Neoscore* 64%
  • Very good sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Very good noise cancelling
  • Good call quality
  • Does not sound like High-Res
  • Does not come with a carry case


Huawei's FreeBuds Studio over-ear headphones are blessed with a simple, clean design that should suit most. They offer a premium and comfortable fit and finish, thanks to the super soft padding and nicely balanced headband pressure. The two dynamic 40 mm drivers can reproduce a frequency range between 4 and 48,000 Hz and thus promise a very wide sound stage. Charging is fast, with a claimed five hours playback after 10 minutes of charge.
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.



Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Huawei FreeBuds Studio headphones have a simple design and are available in Graphite Black and Blush Gold. The controls are partly controlled via the physical buttons on the ear cups. Gestures on the right ear cup can be used to answer, reject or end calls as well as control music playback and volume.
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  • Very good sound quality
  • High-Resolution Audio (L2HC)
  • Good battery life
  • Mediocre noise suppression
  • Only one USB-C port


Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from phonearena have found the following[***]:
The FreeBuds Studio aren't just your run-of-the-mill headphones. They aim to look, feel, and perform like a premium headset. And have the premium price-tag to go — €300 ($363) So, are they any good? Yeah, pretty good… But are they worth $360? Eh…
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  • Lightweight, comfortable design
  • Comfortable earpads
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
At £299, the FreeBuds Studio are more in-line with the likes of Sony and Bose, but can the Chinese firm really compete with these audio legends? So far, Huawei has made in-ear headphones, but the Studio are traditional headphones with an over-ear design. They look pretty classic and are more compact than many rivals, particularly the size of the earcups. There are three buttons – for power, Bluetooth and ANC – and the right earcup has a large touch sensitive area.
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  • Excellent sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Decent noise cancelling
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Huawei's FreeBuds Studio over-ear headphones are blessed with a simple, clean design that should suit most. Bass isn't in your face, occasionally to the detriment of the listening experience, but vocals and instruments come through clearly. The controls are intuitive, combining buttons and touch, and the Studio's can also pair with two devices at the same time. The fly in the ointment of the Huawei experience in general is the app compatibility, with the AI Life app not supported for iPhone users.
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  • Clean, crisp sound
  • Comfortable fit and finish
  • Easy to pair with two devices at the same time
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 51%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The FreeBuds Studio are Huawei's first over-ear active noise-cancelling headphones. The minimalist design channels Sony's WH-1000XM models – but they sound like neither. Available in either a black or gold finish, the Studio's look more premium than their price tag suggests. While these headphones don't deliver when it comes to timing, there are better options out there.
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  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Comfortable fit
  • Excellent battery life
  • Nothing in particular


1. ^ Huawei FreeBuds Studio Review - High-Res for a small circle. notebookcheck. 2021-02-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Huawei Freebuds Studio review. phonearena. 2020-12-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Huawei FreeBuds Studio review. techadvisor. 2020-12-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Huawei FreeBuds Studio review. techradar. 2021-02-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Huawei FreeBuds Studio Review. trustedreviews. 2020-12-08 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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