Both Huawei Freebuds 3 and Apple AirPods Pro are true wireless earbuds supporting active noise reduction. And we believe that one must get confused in selecting the one. What are the differences between the two? Which one is worth buying? Well, to get answers to such questions, this post offers a deep comparison on different aspects. Let’s check it out:
The main body of Freebuds 3 is semi in-ear and in terms of design, Freebuds 3 earbuds are obviously cloned of AirPods Pro. They feature the same design right down to open-air approach.
Airpods Pro is a big upgrade in appearance, offering a full-in ear design. They have a rectangular case while Freebuds 3 has circular case. Both are super easy to carry around.
Both earphones are capable of providing premium design and build quality. But, as FreeBuds 3 are priced at nearly half the cost with nearly same build quality, they win in this category.
While AirPods Pro block outside sound by physically being in the ears, Freebuds 3 let sound in easily and thus, makes it harder to hear low-end notes of songs.
All-in-all, both perform exceptionally well in terms of sound quality. But, Apple AirPods Pro offers more balanced with better sound stage.
In terms of audio quality, both support active noise reduction (ANC). In FreeBuds 3, you can adjust the noise reduction effect and select right noise reduction gear.
You cannot adjust noise reduction effect in AirPods Pro but can switch the noise reduction mode via touch headset.
Freebuds 3 earbuds are one of the best sounding available and offer better noise reduction than Airpods.
The new Dolphin Bionic design of Freebuds 3 allows them to fit comfortably.
The silicone tips of the AirPods Pro fit perfectly to every ear as they include small, medium and large sizes.
Both pairs of earphones are very comfortable to wear. So, we take it as a draw.
Ease of Use
Whichever pair you choose, you won’t be facing any issues in using them. The controls work fine and you are sure to enjoy similar fundamental playback controls and genuine volume controls.
It is a tie. Both are super-easy to use.
The inherent benefits of open back design may not delivered desired results when it comes to isolation.
Thanks to the different sized silicone tips, Apple Airpods Pro result in better isolation.
In terms of noise isolation, the winner trophy goes to Apple AirPods Pro.
Freebuds 3 comes equipped with Kirin A1 chip and supports Bluetooth 5.1 technology. The transmission rate is faster than AirPods Pro and power consumption is low.
AirPods Pro uses Apple H1 chip and provides fast connectivity.
Though both earphones offer robust features when connected to Android phones but because of the dedicated app and use of improved Bluetooth 5.1, Huawei FreeBuds 3 outstands in this category.
Let’s now talk about microphone quality. Both Huawei Freebuds 3 and Apple Airpods Pro have noise-cancelling headphones. These are designed to filter out background noise.
Apple Airpods Pro has four microphones while Huawei Freebuds 3 has only two. The more microphones; the better sound quality and thus, better filter of background noise.
Battery Life and Charging Time
Apple Airpods Pro offers five hours of battery life with a single charge and up to 24 hours in total with case included. It does not have battery level indicator.
Huawei Freebuds 3 provides four hours of battery life and has battery level indicator. Both support wireless charging.
Apple AirPods Pro has one hour longer battery life than Huawei Freebuds 3.
- 356MHz Kirin A1 audioprocessor
- 14.2mm dynamic driver
- Bone voice sensor microphone
- Others: double-tap controls, pop-up and pair, USB-C
- 4.5 g per earbud
Apple AirPods Pro
- H1-based system CPU
- Custom high-excursion Apple drivers
- Dual beamforming microphones
- Others: dual optical sensors, force sensor, motion-detecting accelerometer, speech-detecting accelerometer
- 5.4g per earbud
Both pairs of earphones offer reasonable set of specifications with decent drivers and microphones. One can choose according to their preferences. Freebuds 3 earphones are a bit lighter than Apple AirPods Pro.
With Freebuds 3, you get special case for safe carrying around. There’s a control panel on device to let you easy access volume control. It supports USB Type-C.
AirPods Pro comes with three sets of ear tips to fit all sizes. Unlike Freebuds 3, accelerometer sensor is included.
Some are included in Freebuds 3 while some feature come part of AirPods Pro. You can look for the one that best fits to your needs.
One of the most useful factors to consider while purchasing is the price. Freebuds 3 earphones come with price tag of ₹12,990/- while Apple Airpods Pro cost ₹24,900/-.
With Huawei FreeBuds 3 pricing at almost half the Apple AirPods Pro, they are a clear cut winner in this segment.
We hope that the above comparison helps you in understanding the differences between the two in details. While Huawei FreeBuds 3 sells for ₹12,990/-, AirPods Pro costs ₹24,900/-. How do you choose? If you are a Huawei series phone user, we recommend you buying FreeBuds 3 as it offers rich experience and is cheaper as one. For all Apple fans out there, AirPods Pro are a must buy!
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