Test: Huawei Freebuds 3 – Good sound at a good price

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Review: Huawei Freebuds 3 is an excellent set of completely wireless in-ear headphones. There are sets with better sound, but Freebuds 3 beats them for the price.

Huawei Freebuds 3.

Huawei Freebuds 3.

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Manufacturers' offer of wireless in-ear headphones is turning out in the market this time, because they have proven to be incredibly popular with consumers. Apple sells AirPods galore and other manufacturers want a bite of the cake. Sennheiser, Sony, Libratone, B&O, Jabra and many more have had our fingers in, but now the trip has come to Huawei's bid for wireless in-ear sound.

Despite a recognizable design, the Huawei Freebuds 3 certainly should not be underestimated. Freebuds are adults enough to stand on their own and deliver good sound, good build quality, active noise reduction, wireless charging and much more at a very competitive price.

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Huawei Freebuds 3: Pros and Cons


  • Good and full sound
  • Active noise reduction
  • Reasonable price
  • Sits well in the reins
  • Long battery life with case
  • Wireless charging


  • No volume control on the headphones
  • Includes much desired sound
  • No IP certification

The Huawei Freebuds 3 weighs only 4.5 grams and fits well

The Huawei Freebuds 3 weighs only 4.5 grams and fits well.

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Huawei Freebuds 3: The design is fr

It's hard to believe that Huawei with Freebuds 3 hasn't drawn design inspiration from Apple's AirPods. But looking around the streets of Denmark, you quickly discover how popular the AirPods and their recognizable designs are. So it might not be that stupid a feature of Huawei, which fortunately makes Freebuds 3 in both black and white.

One might fear that something similar to a copy would offer poorer build quality, but does not indicate that it is the case. Both Freebuds 3 headphones are made of plastic, but of a really good quality and they seem solid. I tested them before Christmas, where both I, my wife and my children have actively used them, and they are emerging as new.

The AirPods-like design is successful for Huawei, because the headphones have a good fit and fit comfortably. Personally, I'm more into in-ear with plugs that shut out outside sounds, but more people I know prefer open design so they can better orient themselves and not be "closed out".

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Huawei Freebuds 3 plays well

Sound wise, I must admit that I did not have high expectations for Huawei's bid for wireless headphones, but that conviction I could quickly pack away. Freebuds 3 plays surprisingly well and, despite the open design, has a very reasonable bass.

Huawei Freebuds 3 sound audibly neither Jabra Elite 75t, AirPods Pro, Libratone Track Air + nor any of its competitors, but play with a compelling quality that the vast majority will be completely satisfied with. Here are lots of nice details in the high notes, while the sound is pleasant and has a good bottom. When there is a lot of noise around, Freebuds 3 is hit hard by their open design, where much desired sound lets in and shares the experience. On the other hand, it is not something you experience on the in-ear headphones that close with eartips / reprops.

Active noise reduction helps
Not many in-ear headphones in this price range offer active noise reduction, but it does Huawei Freebuds 3. To follow up on the above, active noise reduction in Freebuds 3 helps with outside sound. However, no more effective than, for example, Sony's star reduction in WF-1000XM3, but it still removes a good part of the noise.

Use the app for Huawei Freebuds 3
Along with Freebuds 3, you can use the associated Huawei AI Life app, which provides a variety of useful features. Here you can see among other things the battery on the right and left headphones as well as the case, select shortcut keys, switch active star reduction on / off and not least update them. It is not a must to use the app, but it is clearly recommended, especially for controlling star reduction, which I personally turn off in quiet surroundings and to when I walk down the street.

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The Huawei AI Life app can be used with Freebuds 3.

The Huawei AI Life app can be used with Freebuds 3.

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Good battery life in Huawei Freebuds 3

With the included charging case, Freebuds 3 provides a total of 20 hours of listening, which is a piece from the Jabra Elite 75t with 27.5 hours, but definitely approved. The headphones last for about four without getting into the case, which is more than ample for most. It takes about 45 minutes to charge Freebuds 3 in the charging case, so you get ready again pretty quickly.

Charging the actual charging case for the Huawei Freebuds can be done in two ways: with USB-C cable and wireless charging, where a wired charge takes about 1 hour. I have been very happy to use both. Also, not many wireless in-ear headphones in price range offer wireless charging, without the purchase of accessories.

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Huawei Freebuds 3 headphones and that included

The Huawei Freebuds 3 headphones and the enclosed case provide a total of 20 hours of battery life.

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Conclusion: Huawei Freebuds 3 is a good kb

Huawei's 100 percent wireless in-ear headphones have surprised me very positively. Here you get good sound, comfortable fit, good battery life with the charging case at a reasonable price of around DKK 1,199.

In addition, Huawei has shaped the filling of Freebuds 3 with some nice things like active star reduction, wireless charging and a good accompanying app experience is impressive for the price. Do you have a Huawei, or other Android mobile, and are looking for headphones. So Huawei's Freebuds 3 is an obvious bid.

The open design is a matter of taste, however, in noisy areas beyond the sound. Active noise reduction helps, but does not lock closed models that provide lots of passive noise reduction. On the other hand, you can better orient yourself and many can not feel like being "locked in" by the reprops. Overall, the Huawei Freebuds 3 is highly recommended.

In our test, Huawei's Freebuds 3 points 5 out of 6 stars.

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