Published on October 19th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning

Huawei launches the world’s first True Wireless Stereo earphones in Australia

Huawei has today announced the Australian launch of its latest flagship True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones, the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro.

Presenting the world’s first intelligent dynamic noise-cancelling earphones, the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro further establish Huawei as a pioneer and innovator in the TWS earphones field. The new earphones deliver smarter features, excellent sound quality and long-lasting comfort along with an innovative, unique form of active noise cancellation technology.

Larking Huang, Managing Director of Huawei Consumer Business in Australia: “Our new FreeBuds Pro have been designed to help us stay connected to a high-quality audio experience while on the go, making them the perfect pocket companions to support the typical busy and active Aussie lifestyle. From smarter features such as Awareness Mode to keep use safe when crossing the street to intelligently sensing the surrounding environment to improve the noise cancelling experience, they demonstrate Huawei’s commitment to deliver the very best in next-generation technologies that can enrich and enhance our everyday lives.”

Redefine noise cancellation with the world’s first intelligent dynamic noise cancellation earphones

As Huawei’s newest and most advanced flagship audio product, the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro deliver outstanding audio quality and a unique listening experience, enhanced by new and intelligent features which are set to redefine the TWS headphone market.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro are the world’s first TWS earphones that feature intelligent dynamic noise cancellation. Improving on previous models, the noise cancellation is boosted up to 40dB[1] while the closed in-ear fit naturally lends itself to cutting out distractions. Enhancing this further, the dual microphones positioned inside and outside the earbuds can quickly identify your surrounding noise environment and automatically switch between three noise cancellation modes – Ultra Mode, Cozy Mode and General Mode – to effectively cut out environmental noise. Whether the user is at home, working from the office or outside going for a walk, the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro intelligently senses their environment and improves the noise cancelling experience. With active noise cancellation enabled, the battery lasts up to 4.5 hours; without noise cancellation enabled, the battery lasts a whole 7 hours without needing to charge with the included charging case[2].

With the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro, Huawei’s audio engineers added a customised dynamic suspension between the speaker and dynamic driver. Emulating a technique used by leading Hi-Fi manufacturers, this stabilises the acoustic system of the entire earphone, reducing vibrations to deliver a crisp and clear sound. The FreeBuds Pro’s audio excellence is complemented by Dynamic EQ Adjustment, a new feature which uses data from the in-ear microphone to automatically optimise the sound for the user’s specific ear type.

In addition, HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro are the world’s first smart dual-antenna Bluetooth earphones. On HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro, each earphone is equipped with two Bluetooth antennas that offer 360° omnidirectional Bluetooth signal coverage for a more stable connection.

Connect the digital audio world with smarter features

A whole host of other smart features further enhance the user experience. Awareness Mode and Voice Mode[3] utilise the two microphones to help users hear the outside world when crossing the road or having a conversation. Dual Connection with Android, iOS and Windows smart systems means users can seamlessly switch between devices without being tied to one brand.

This new intelligent sound combined with distinctive design, craftsmanship and comfort make the new HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro are a must buy.

Combining art and technology to shape the future of design 

Designed with style and comfort in mind, the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro adhere to the design principle of minimalism, stripping back any unnecessary design features whilst ensuring each element is functional as well as stylish.

Featuring a unique in-ear design, the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro come with three varying sizes of silicone earplugs combined with a fit detection feature – available in the HUAWEI AI Life app – allowing users to find the perfect fit. To achieve this, Huawei Audio Lab collected and analysed ear canal data from over 1,000 real users around the world.

The new HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro’s distinctive square-shaped stem is sleek and stylish, while minimising external noise and housing vital technical components. The wind-proof design eliminates sound pickup holes to mitigate wind noise interference, meaning users can avoid being affected by outside noise, particularly when walking, running or cycling. Additionally, users can effortlessly enable active noise cancellation, adjust the volume, answer calls, press play and skip songs using intuitive gestures on the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro earphone stems – simply swipe or pinch a specific area to take control. The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro can also accurately detect users’ operating habits to minimise false touches.

Expanding the FreeBuds family with the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro and HUAWEI FreeBuds 3i

To further expand the audio offerings for Australian consumers, Huawei has also introduced the FreeLace Pro neckband earphones and the FreeBuds 3i active noise cancellation earphones.

The HUAWEI FreeLace Pro is equipped with dual-mic active noise cancellation to deliver overall improvements in sound quality. The HUAWEI FreeLace Pro battery life also sets a new standard for wireless neckband headphones, with a battery life that can last up to 24 hours[4] on a single full charge. It also boasts the HUAWEI HiPair[5] with its USB-C design, so that it can use any smartphone, PC or tablet to fast-charge at any time. With a lightweight, comfortable design and smarter audio enhancements the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro delivers a seamless audio experience to keep you going for longer.

Huawei has also introduced the new HUAWEI FreeBuds 3i active noise cancellation earphones, featuring two outward-facing mics to accurately pick up your voice during calls while avoiding other environmental noises, and a third inward-facing mic to further enhance call quality. With a highly sensitive diaphragm carefully tuned to deliver authentic, balanced audio and the 10 mm large dynamic drivers delivering powerful bass, you will feel the brilliance of every note so you can tune into the music and tune out the world. 

Australian pricing and availability

The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro RRP for $329 and are available to purchase from today (19 October 2020), in Carbon Black, Ceramic White and Silver Frost, from Huawei Authorised Experience Store World Square, Chatswood, Mobileciti, Amazon and the official Huawei consumer website.

The HUAWEI FreeLace Pro RRP for $199 and are available now in Black from Huawei Authorised Experience Stores Chatswood and World Square, Mobileciti and Ebay.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 3i RRP for $229 and are available now in White from Huawei Authorised Experience Store World Square, Chatswood, Mobileciti and Ebay.

[1] Data obtained from real-person based model tests conducted in Huawei laboratory. 40dB is the maximum of noise cancellation. Actual effect may vary depending on the user’s ear size, the ear tips used, ear canal structure, wearing position, user status (chewing, exercising etc.) and other conditions.

[2] The charging speed is the charging scenario with the charging case (the earphones are not in the case). The battery life and charging data are from Huawei Labs, the actual results may vary due to different environments and usage habits.

[3] Users can download the Huawei AI Life app and turn on the Awareness Mode and Voice Mode. Huawei smartphone users can download the HUAWEI AI Life app in HUAWEI App Gallery, and other Android users can refer to the “Quick Guide” in the package box and scan the QR code to download. HUAWEI AI Life app currently does not support iOS and Windows devices.

[4] The data comes from the Huawei Laboratory.

[5] The HUAWEI HiPairfeature is only supported on USB-C port devices of certain editions running EMUI 9.1 or later. For details please check the official website.

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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