Published on September 11th, 2020 | by Alex Novus
Huawei announces FreeLace Pro, setting new standards for neckband active noise cancellation earphones
Huawei today unveiled its new noise cancelling wireless earphones, the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro, at the Huawei Developer Conference 2020. The new HUAWEI FreeLace Pro inherits the colourful, stylish appearance of the previous HUAWEI FreeLace and adds a dual-mic active noise-cancelling feature as well as improvements in sound quality, 24-hour battery life, and fast charging and pairing to deliver an upgraded user experience.
Colourful and fashionable designs to create a new trend in neckband
No matter where you are, you can wear your FreeLace Pro all-day. With this design concept, the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro represents a bold break. It’s lightweight, colourful and fashionable, like a music necklace.
The HUAWEI FreeLace Pro comes in three new colours: Graphite Black, Spruce Green and Dawn White, with elegantly muted colour saturations to give the earphones a more neutral and balanced appearance.
For better wearer comfort and stability, the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro have ergonomic tri-hold structure tips. In addition, the lightweight body is formed from a nickel-titanium alloy memory neckband, wrapped with skin-friendly silicone to ensure comfort and fit when worn. It has the special physical property of being easy to fold and restore to its original shape, which further enhances the comfort when worn during exercise or commuting.
Maximum 40dB ANC depth with dual-mic active noise cancellation for extra quiet
Building on the previous generation, HUAWEI FreeLace Pro includes a new ANC feature for people often surrounded by noise. With two built-in high-sensitivity microphones, the feedforward microphone picks up the noise outside of the ear and the feedback microphone picks up the residual noise in the ear canal, while the speaker can accurately generate noise cancellation sound to eliminate noise. As a result, unwanted noise is reduced by maximum 40dB1.
When talking to people or paying attention to surroundings, we often need to take earbuds out. The HUAWEI FreeLace Pro can quickly switch to Awareness Mode by pressing and holding the left earbud for just two seconds. On this mode, users can enjoy authentic, natural ambient sounds without taking off their earbuds, helping them to maintain awareness of any changes in their surroundings and avoid embarrassing moments or even accidents.
3-mic Call Noise Cancellation for all-day clear call
In addition to dual-mic active noise cancellation, the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro has exceptional noise cancellation capabilities for phone calls. In contrast to single-microphone call noise reduction, the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro employs a 3-microphone adaptive system which weakens interference from ambient noise or wind noise, retaining all the character of the human voice whilst enhancing the clarity of the call. Even if you are conducting a voice call and meeting in the noisiest environments such as the train station, by the roadside, or in strong winds, you can communicate as clearly and easily as though you were face-to-face.
1 Data obtained from tests conducted in Huawei laboratory
14mm large dynamic driver brings you better sound quality
In addition to exceptional noise reduction capabilities, the best headphone products should also treat the listener’s ears to a better sound quality. The HUAWEI FreeLace Pro features a large 14mm dynamic driver unit with improved materials, notably a high-strength, lightweight magnesium-aluminium alloy diaphragm, as well as an independent bass tube for more detailed three-band sound.
Capable of achieving both tranquil silence and superb sound quality, the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro allows you to relax and enjoy your music time in peace.
One plug for fast pairing and charging
The HUAWEI FreeLace Pro continues the unique HUAWEI HiPair2 with its USB-C design, so that it can use any smartphone, PC or tablet to fast-charge at any time.
When the earphones are plugged into a smartphone or tablet, the device will automatically open a pop-up window to prompt Bluetooth pairing, which is more convenient than traditional Bluetooth pairing and charging methods.
2 The HUAWEI HiPair feature is only supported on USB-C port devices of certain editions running EMUI 9.1 or later. For details please check the official website.
Users nowadays often use more than one device. By double click the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro, the earphones will automatically connect to a previously connected device, so that users can switch between devices with ease.
24-hour battery life and fast charge experience
HUAWEI FreeLace Pro battery life also sets a new standard for wireless neckband headphones. Its built-in 150mAh 3C lithium-ion polymer battery can last up to 24 hours3 on a single full charge. In addition, using a PC, tablet or smartphone with a USB-C port will allow users to fast charge the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro in just five minutes, as well as offer up to 5 hours of music playback4.
Pricing and availability
Further details on pricing and availability will be shared ahead of the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro launching in Australia.
All visual assets as well as product information announced at HDC 2020 are available here.