Huawei's updated AirPods clone adds active noise canceling and custom silicon

Yolanda Curtis
September 10, 2019

FreeBuds 3 come with active noise cancelling technology that should allow you to block out the world around you while you're listening.

When it comes to design, I don't know how to feel about this.


With the new Kirin A1 chip, Huawei promises low latency and low power consumption as the earbuds use what is called an isochronous dual channel Bluetooth connection. Huawei claims that the FreeBuds charge 100% faster than AirPods 2 or 50% faster if they're charged wirelessly. Unlike the previous generations, Huawei Freebuds 3 is powered by Kirin A1 chip, which offers more.

This makes FreeBuds 3 the flawless wireless earbud for gamers who want instant acoustic feedback for an immersive gaming experience.

At the IFA 2019 tech show in Berlin on Monday, Huawei unveiled a new pair of wireless in-ear earbuds that the company believes is capable of competing on even terms with Apple's Airpods. The benefits offered by the Kirin A1 chip are also only available when the FreeBuds are used with a Huawei smartphone.

Also, the new- Airpod like earbuds support wireless charging and charges faster as compared to Airpods. In addition, the chipset, combined with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), actively assists in eliminating the background noise and allows for uninterrupted and immersive music experience. Double-tapping the right earbud skips a track, while double-tapping the left one to turn noise cancellation on or off. The high-sensitivity 14mm dynamic driver delivers superior audio quality. It has two colour options: black and white. The FreeBuds 3 comes with a 30mAh battery (per earbud) and a 410mAh battery for the charging case.

As of now, there is no information on the pricing and availability for the FreeBuds 3.

In fact, you will need to think about that within the presentation they've specified that they've achieved that latency with a Huawei cell , so it may imply that in different manufacturers we don't get these figures. Stay tuned for further updates.

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