Huawei recently announced it’s latest and improved earbuds, the FreeBuds 3i in some parts of the UK and globally.
According to the source, the Huawei FreeBuds 3i priced around 89.99 pounds (about 12,000 yen) during the campaign period. Huawei FreeBuds 3 is a cheap model, with ceramic white slated to be released from May 20 and ceramic black in June.
If you look at the specs, it’s almost the same as the Honor Magic Earbuds that were released a few months ago. Honor Magic Earbuds was priced at 129 euros to about 15,000 yen, so it seems to have been rebranded and lowered.
Here is the simple specs of Huawei Freebuds 3i. The difference between Freebuds 3 and The Parentheses is described.
- Running time: 3.5 hours withno case (30 minutes reduced)
- 14.5 hours with case (3.5 hours reduction)
- Equipped with 10mm dynamic driver (Freebuds 3 is 14.2mm)
- Bluetooth 5.0 (FreeBuds 3 is 5.1)
- Not compatible with waterproofing
- Touch to control
- Equipped with noise canceling
- Kirin A1 chip not included
Noteworthy, despite the low price of 12,000 yen, it will be equipped with noise canceling. Considering that wireless earphones with a lot of noise canceling are in their late 20,000 yen, it can be said that it is a considerably attractive price.
It might be a feeling of power shortage when compared with FreeBuds 3 to be worried. The dynamic driver is smaller from 14.2mm to 10mm, the Kirin A1 chip is not included, and the charging case does not support wireless charging. In addition, the battery has decreased slightly, so you need to be careful.
So far, there have been very few user reviews for HUAWEi FreeBuds 3i or Honor Magic Earbuds. However, the performance of noise canceling is a point of concern.
Android Authority reports that Freebuds 3i’s noise canceling performance is “a noise canceling effect of an average of 24db or more”, but in other words, noise canceling performance does not extend to high-priced earphones.
If the noise canceling feature is important, it might be better to judge after a little more user review comes out.
Rivals include Amazon’s Echo Buds, which has not been released in Japan. This is also low-cost (about 14,000 yen) and is accompanied by noise canceling.
I hope that the day will come when the composition of noise canceling high-end earphones will be broken.