While global digital 3C product sales are almost all in decline, Bluetooth TWS headphones are still growing at a rapid pace. According to a report by StrategyAnalytics, global TWS headset shipments will grow 38% year-over-year in 2022. According to the report, today’s Bluetooth TWS consumers are more concerned about audio quality, especially active noise cancellation, transparent mode and spatial audio features, which is related to the current market has too much “listen to a loud” products.
In this context, July 27, Huawei HarmonyOS 3 and Huawei full-scene new product launch of its new acoustic flagship product – Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 true wireless noise cancellation headphones officially unveiled, priced at 1,299 yuan. It addresses the above-mentioned consumer pain points, super-perceptive acoustic dual-unit system + Tivare joint tuning to improve sound quality performance; four-microphone pickup + Huawei’s own DNN deep neural network call noise reduction algorithm, giving you an exclusive quiet call experience; three-microphone active noise cancellation system + new upgraded intelligent dynamic noise reduction 2.0 + dual pass-through mode, giving you a full-scene quiet; at the same time, HarmonyOS 3 also brings Huawei FreeBudsPro 2 many intelligent features. Will it be the new TWS flagship that impresses consumers the most?
A three-pronged approach to improve sound quality
To improve sound quality performance, Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 gives excellent and personalized sound quality answers through the Super Sense Acoustic Dual-Unit System, Tivare joint tuning, and personalized EQ.
The super-aware acoustic dual-unit system consists of dual-unit acoustic devices, digital dual crossover technology, and a triple real-time listening optimization algorithm. The dual-unit acoustic device is a quadruple and magnetically driven dynamic unit focusing on bass and midrange, and a microplate tweeter focusing on treble, a combination that makes it surging and thick in bass and fast in treble instant response; digital dual crossover technology brings pure sound signals in high and low frequencies through built-in dual DACs to restore sound more accurately; triple real-time listening optimization algorithm supports ear canal adaption, wear state adaption and volume adaption. Wear state adaptive and volume adaptive, always according to the algorithm adjustment, to bring the user the best listening performance.
In order to enhance the listening experience, Huawei chose to work with Tivare on joint tuning, both sides based on the innovative acoustic architecture of Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2, in the tuning of synergistic cooperation, together to create the overall Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 headphones on the bass surging, detail-rich pure sound quality. In the low-frequency tuning, while maintaining the elasticity and dive of the low frequencies, but also to ensure that the low frequencies do not cover the fundamental frequencies of the vocal range, the human voice clear and prominent; in the mid-frequency tuning, the transition from the mid-frequency to high frequency flat and smooth, with a stronger ability to adjust the details of the restoration of the human voice; in the ultra-high frequency part of the human ear to take into account the cut-off frequency point of the hearing, the ultra-high frequency slightly suppressed, rather than focusing on suppressing the undulating frequency points. Slight suppression makes the treble part sound natural, reducing the sense of harshness and allowing a better perception of the rich details of the treble.
Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 has a bass enhancement, treble enhancement, vocal clarity and other sound styles in addition to the Dewaray sound while setting up a custom equalizer tool that supports free adjustment of 10 frequency points, allowing consumers to create their own exclusive sound.
Based on the joint debugging of the above three parts, Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 sound quality performance is naturally reassuring, it is also obtained HWA, Hi-Res Audio Wireless dual HD audio certification, industry standards for its endorsement, making the overall music detail performance more excellent, perfect presentation of high-fidelity sound quality. Not only that, Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 provides exclusive rights and benefits for users to enjoy 10 days of free listening in the Huawei Audio Hi-Res Zone, opening up the world of HD and experiencing the perfect listening experience brought by HD music.
Enjoy a quiet noise cancellation experience
To comprehensively enhance the noise cancellation experience, Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 not only has a three-microphone stereo array active noise cancellation system but also enjoys different levels of noise cancellation experience on demand in call, wind noise, subway, and outdoor and other scenarios through various intelligent algorithms.
Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 uses three highly sensitive microphones to pick up sound together, including a dual microphone pickup design outside the ear for more comprehensive noise pickup of the surrounding environment. Intelligent Dynamic Noise Cancellation 2.0 is the latest upgrade to the environmental algorithm, which can automatically switch the noise cancellation mode according to the environment. When users are in noisy environments such as the subway, it automatically switches to deep noise reduction; in general noisy places such as coffee shops, it automatically switches to deep noise reduction; in quiet environments such as libraries, it can also actively weaken air conditioning and computer noise and light noise reduction, and even has an aircraft exclusive noise reduction algorithm and wind noise prevention algorithm.
It even has an exclusive quiet call function, three microphones + a bone conduction pickup microphone, combined with the combination of Huawei’s self-developed deep neural network (DNN) call noise reduction algorithm, making the call not only human voice pickup accuracy is improved, but also to achieve accurate noise cancellation. Whether you are in a noisy environment such as a subway, bar, or outdoor, or making phone calls, WeChat video, WeChat voice and other different call channels, you can let the other party listen to your voice clearly.
Finally, Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 also supports two transmission modes, in public places for safety, you can turn on the transmission mode, will not miss the surrounding sound, have a more natural listening experience; if you need to communicate with the people around you, you can also turn on the transmission of human voice mode, appropriate to reduce the ambient sound, to get a clearer and more transparent human voice.
Intelligent experience is more fun
As Huawei’s new generation of TWS flagship, Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2’s wisdom experience is naturally expected. On the one hand, the spatial audio features are as immersive as it gets; on the other hand, there are various smart features based on HarmonyOS 3.
Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 is Huawei’s first TWS headset to support Audio Vivid 3D sound standard, using a self-developed scenario-based spatial audio sound field rendering engine, supporting cinema, audio theater, concert hall three rendering modes, each with a different sense of presence; also equipped with a six-axis gyro sensor, supporting dynamic tracking of head movements, following the displacement to adjust the audio space position It also has a six-axis gyroscope sensor, which supports dynamic tracking of head movements and adjustment of audio space position following the displacement, creating a three-dimensional space immersion for users.
However, when spatial audio is turned on, there is a certain impact on the traditional sense of sound quality due to the existence of certain stereo rendering changes to the sound field. If you do not want to experience the effect of spatial sense, more pursuit of traditional high sound quality, it is recommended that you can turn off the HD spatial audio.
It is worth noting that the experience of this feature needs to be combined with the phone HarmonyOS 3 version experience, and the headset upgraded to the public beta version to experience.
With the release of Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2, Huawei also provides a rich spatial audio content ecology, in Huawei Music’s spatial audio experience area, you can immerse yourself in the spatial audio version of the popular tracks of celebrity singers such as Cai Jianya, Chen Linong, Chen Zitong, Gina, Mao Yi, Sunnee Yang Yunqing, Xu Wei, Zhou Chuanxiong; spatial audio also supports both stereo and surround sound sources. You can enjoy millions of music tracks and billions of audiovisual contents.
HarmonyOS 3 intelligent experience, first of all, Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 continues to support automatic cross-device connection, the sound automatically flows according to the device used by the user, coinciding with the new audio service card, but also allows the headset to connect with two devices at the same time, or let two pairs of Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 connected to a device at the same time; it also supports intelligent broadcast, the first time each day When worn for the first time each day, the headset automatically plays the weather forecast and the day’s schedule, and can also broadcast reminders for flights, weather, taxi rides, sports, medication, etc. based on various locations and scenarios, and can even enable face-to-face translation or simultaneous interpretation.
In terms of design and color scheme, Huawei Free Buds Pro 2 adopts a very recognizable elegant “piano key” shape, the headphone handle is square and simple in appearance, supporting sensitive touch operation, the headphones also adopt an optimized and upgraded aerodynamic design of the sound pipe part, the curve and ear canal structure closely fit more firmly. In terms of color, Huawei Free Buds Pro 2 retains the previous generation of frost silver, ceramic white, based on the new “Star River Blue” color scheme, the low saturation of the purple luster, is low-key and reveals the elegance of the overall color more advanced texture, value and workmanship to maintain a high standard.
In addition, Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 also provides three sizes of silicone earbuds, using medical-grade safety materials, in line with FDA and LFGB testing standards, antibacterial skin-friendly, very friendly to sensitive people.
Overall, Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 has a breakthrough performance in sound quality, noise cancellation, spatial audio and intelligent experience, and can be said to be the best sound quality TWS headset to date, which corresponds to the opening industry report data, the current consumer demand for TWS headset pain points. I believe this excellent flagship TWS headset will become a new generation benchmark, leading the development of the TWS headset industry and keeping up with the needs of consumers.
Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 priced at 1299 yuan, July 27 21:08 open pre-sale, the pre-sale period can pay 100 yuan against 200 yuan discount, August 3 00:00 all channels officially opened, welcome to buy.