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Huawei FreeBuds Studio Review Rundown

HuaweiPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 0%
  • 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[*] 65%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
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. The sound of the FreeBuds Studio is certainly good, but it unfortunately does not sound and feel like High-Res, even though our player supports the required L2HC codec.
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  • Very good sound quality
  • Active noise cancelling
  • Good battery life
  • Lack of SBC codec support


Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The FreeBuds Studio offer excellent sound quality with a rich, balanced and spacious profile. They suit a wide range of genres as well as listening to podcasts and the like. There's minimal distortion at high volume levels so sonically, these are solid headphones. The active noise cancelling promises a lot, too, with 'Intelligent Dynamic ANC' Using the ANC button on the left earcup you can quickly cycle between modes.
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  • Solid sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Good noise cancelling
  • No iOS app
  • Not compatible with Android devices


Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Huawei FreeBuds Studio are stellar all-rounders. Vocals are consistently clean and crisp, especially female vocals. The surround sound experience and dialogue were clear, balanced and unintrusive. Activating ANC mutes whirs from PC fans, trains and traffic. Connecting to a smartphone is simple enough using Bluetooth 5.2.
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  • Great all-round sound
  • Good battery life
  • Not class-leading
  • Limited app controls


Sentiment Score[*] 45%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The FreeBuds Studio are Huawei’s first wireless noise-cancelling headphones. They’re beautifully built and enjoy a high-quality finish. But intangibles such as timing and musicality are absent. Battery life is somewhat down on the competition, offering 20 hours with ANC on.
Find the original article here.
  • Excellent build quality
  • Impressive noise-cancelling
  • Excellent battery life
  • No musicality
  • Noisy mid-range


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