Huawei Freebuds 5i wireless buds launched with ANC and high-quality sound at affordable price

Huawei Freebuds 5i

The Huawei Freebuds 5i are wireless headphones that provide active noise cancellation and high-quality sound.

Huawei’s newest true wireless in-ears are priced to appeal to cable-averse audiophiles on a tight budget.

The FreeBuds 5i are more compact and lighter than their predecessor, yet they still provide ten hours of listening time before needing to be recharged in the included case.

Ceramic white, Isle blue, and Nebula black are the three pebble-inspired color options, and the flip-open lid has been improved so it won’t open accidently and scatter the buds.

You should get an extra 18 hours of playback time before you have to charge it again through USB-C. If you’re looking for a cheap pair of in-ear headphones, I suppose you can see why they don’t support wireless charging.

Each bud hides a 10mm dynamic driver with a new polymer composite diaphragm that claims to produce a frequency response that goes all the way up to 40kHz.

Huawei’s AI Life companion app has adaptive acoustic optimization, numerous EQ presets, and an ear fit test to ensure you’re getting the best possible sound. Gamers with Huawei phones will have access to a low-latency option, and anyone can use the dual-device connection mode to switch between devices without having to fix them both.

Using an interior/exterior microphone array, active noise cancellation may reduce ambient noise by as much as 42 decibels throughout a range of three adjustable levels.

Turn it up on public transportation and turn it down when you go to a calmer area.

The volume control on the touchscreen is much easier to use than it was last year thanks to the addition of a swiping motion.

A tap will still play/pause, and a tap and hold will activate ANC or allow you to answer calls. The IP54 certification means that the buds can withstand sweat and light rain, making them suitable for the gym or an unexpected downpour.

The LDAC Bluetooth codec is supported by a wider range of devices than the LHDC codec used by Huawei’s high-end handsets, thus this is a positive move by the company.

Price and Availibility

You can get a pair of FreeBuds 5i in-ear headphones from the Huawei online store beginning on the 16th of January for a starting price of £90/€99. You can start placing your pre-orders on the 9th, and you can expect to see them on Amazon and other merchants’ websites in the beginning of February.

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