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Huawei FreeBuds 3i Wireless Headphones with Noise Cancellation

MSRP 100 EURNEX score 64%

Product Overview

Huawei FreeBuds 3i come with two outward-facing mics and one inward-facing mic for active noise cancellation in a feedfoward + feedback design, lowering ambient noise by up to 32 dB.
FreeBuds 3i feature built-in capacitive sensors on both sides, allowing double-tapping and long-tapping by either hand. Playback will also pause intelligently when the earbuds are taken out and resume when placed back in.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Good sound quality
  • Active and environmental noise cancellation
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 64% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre sound quality
  • No equalizer
  • Noise cancelling isn’t as good as AirPods
  • No ANC
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
Charging Case

Construction

Battery | Capacity
37 mAh (each earbud) / 410 mAh (charging case)
Drivers
10 mm dynamic
Microphone
2x outward-facing + 1x inward-facing

Dimensions

Size | Depth
23.7 mm
Charging CaseSize | Depth
29.2 mm
Size | Height
41.8 mm
Charging CaseSize | Height
35.4 mm
Size | Width
19.8 mm
Charging CaseSize | Width
80.7 mm
Weight
5.5 g (each earbud) / 51 g (charging case)

Function

Noise Cancellation
Active noise cancellation / Call noise cancellation

Performance

Battery Life
3.5 h playback / 2.5 h talk (earbuds) + 14.5 h playback / 10.5 h talk (w/ charging case)

Production

Debut
2020-05-30

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

androidauthority[1]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following***:
The FreeBuds 3i let you toggle in a special mode that helps outside sounds go through. It works a lot like the AirPods Pro's Transparency mode, just called different: Awareness mode. There's a noticeable difference between Awareness mode and simply turning ANC off. You'll get the best results with low, monotone noises like the humming of an airplane cabin or car engines.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Good sound quality
  • Active noise-cancelling
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre sound quality

nextpit[2]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following***:
Huawei FreeBuds 3i and Honor Magic Earbuds deliver similar functions. With a long press, you switch the suppression of outside noise on or off. The transparent mode is not available as standard, as you will have to update the firmware. At this price range, the Huawei model offers good sound quality.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Good noise isolation
Cons
  • No ANC
  • No equalizer

techadvisor[3]

Sentiment Score 63%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following***:
The FreeBuds 3i cost £89.99 and you can buy them from Huawei directly or other retailers including Amazon. It's a good price for the quality on offer, both sound quality and build quality plus features such as ANC. But the 3i's battery life isn't quite as good as some of its rivals. The closed-fit design already does a good job of noise isolation, but there is a noticeable difference when you enable ANC.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Good sound quality
  • Active noise cancelling
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Noise cancelling isn’t as good as AirPods

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Huawei FreeBuds 3i review: Great features on a budget. [androidauthority]. https://www.androidauthority.com/huawei-freebuds-3i-review-1138461/. 2020-07-17. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ Huawei FreeBuds 3i review: the superior option. [nextpit]. https://www.nextpit.com/huawei-freebuds-3i-review. 2020-07-07. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Huawei Freebuds 3i review. [techadvisor]. https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/huawei-freebuds-3i-3792403/. 2020-07-06. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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