The FreeBuds Pro 2 are using unique dual driver technology, featuring two different drivers – a planar diaphragm driver that you normally see in high-end audiophile gear, and a more conventional, quad magnet dynamic driver. Both work together to deliver a very wide frequency range of 14Hz-48KHz.
The FreeBuds Pro 2 dual-driver design
The FreeBuds Pro 2 earbuds feature active noise canceling technology (Dynamic ANC 2.0) that Huawei labels as “industry leading.” The triple mic system boosts the ANC (active noise canceling) level by 15% compared to the previous model, and there’s also a neural network involved.
Huawei’s Deep Neural Network uses special algorithms to discern human voices and suppress noises in the other parts of the sound specter, resulting in better voice call quality. Furthermore, there’s another noise-canceling feature onboard that uses four mics together to detect wind noise, filter it or switch to another mic, less affected by wind.
As far as high resolution audio is concerned, Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 earbuds support the LDAC protocol, offering up to 990kbit/s bandwidth. Of course, in order to make use of it, you’ll need a source that also supports this format (all phones with Android 8 or higher).
The FreeBuds Pro 2 model also supports multipoint Bluetooth connection with seamless switching between two connected devices.
Huawei has managed to shrink the size of the new FreeBuds Pro 2 and also shed some weight off, compared to the previous version but this doesn’t come at the cost of battery life. With all the bells and whistles turned on, you can get up to 4 hours playback time and a total of 18 hours with the case. If you disable ANC, the numbers are 6.5 hours of listening and a total of 30 hours with the case.
The new charging case is smaller and lighter than the one in the previous model
There are some additional extras worth mentioning – such as the IP54 water splash resistance, and the reverse charging capabilities.
HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 will be available in the UK from 6th July (RRP: £169.99) from the Huawei Store and selected retailers, including Amazon, AO and Very.