Huawei Freebuds 5i: Meet the AirPods Pro Killer!

Impressive yet highly affordable TWS buds

Huawei FreeBuds 5i

Huawei released the FreeBuds 5i in China back in June. And since then, many have been hoping for a global release. Well, last year, on 20th December, Huawei answered that call. Yes, Huawei FreeBuds 5i has rolled to the global markets. And it is available for just £89.99, which is about $109.

Now, at that price point, you might be expecting a pair of True Wireless Stereo (TWS) buds with basic functionalities. However, the FreeBuds 5i is anything but basic. From the looks to the performance, the buds feel a lot pricier!

Huawei FreeBuds 5i Is Offering Hi-Res Support for Just $109!

The main selling point of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i is the Hi-Res Audio support. It integrates Sony’s LDAC codec to offer that. That means you can make the buds stream high-resolution audio files that are up to 24-bit/96 kHz. And the fact that it can transfer at up to 990kbps over Bluetooth is truly amazing.

But that is not all the great things you need to know about the FreeBuds 5i. The buds packs advanced “algorithms,” which Huawei designed to render sound as faithfully as possible.

Huawei FreeBuds 5i Hi-res

Inside the FreeBuds 5i, you have a 10mm dynamic driver on each. Combined with multi-EQ effects, you will be looking to get the next-level audio experience with the buds.

On the note of multi-EQ effects, you can switch from one to the other on the fly. All you need to do is keep the AI Life app installed. And these EQs will let you finely tune the treble or bass boost. So, you will have total control over how your favorite tracks will sound on the buds.

Noise Cancellation Mode That You Can Depend On

An AirPods Pro killer without proper noise-cancellation features does not make sense, right? Well, Huawei integrated hybrid noise-cancellation tech inside the FreeBuds 5i. It utilizes the outward-facing and inward-facing microphones of the buds.

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Huawei claims that the tech does detect not only the external noise but also the noise within the canal. This amazing noise-cancellation tech makes the FreeBuds 5i capable of canceling sound levels that are as high as 42 dB. In other words, you will be all set to get fully immersed in your favorite tracks.

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FreeBuds mics

Talking of which, you will find three ANC modes. There is Ultra, General, and Cozy. And these modes will let you set the level of noise cancellation according to your needs.

Crystal Clear Calls With Huawei FreeBuds 5i

Huawei utilizes the same noise-cancellation tech to offer superior call quality. Combined with the AI neural network algorithm, the FreeBuds 5i can distinguish your voice from external noise. You will be heard loud and clear even when there is too much ambient noise around you.

Battery Life You Can Rely On

The battery life of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i will amaze you! You can get up to six hours of playtime with a single charge on the buds. With the case included, you will be looking at a total of 28 hours of runtime. That is, with the ANC turned on. And when you turn the ANC down, the battery life will extend.

Huawei even integrated a quick charging feature, which will let you get up to four hours of runtime with just 15 minutes of charge.

Premium Features Without the Premium Price

The Huawei FreeBuds 5i comes with an IP54 dust and water resistance rating. That means the buds will survive sandy, dusty, and wet environments without any issues.

multipoint connectivity

They even have Bluetooth multipoint connectivity, allowing you to keep the buds connected to multiple devices at the same time. You don’t need to disconnect and reconnect them. So, overall, the buds are a great pick as one of the best TWS earbuds.

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