True Wireless Earbuds are all about convenience. They are completely free from any wires and uses some of the best of tech to give a seamless experience. Ever since the Apple Airpods 2 came out, there have been so many brands paving their way to build their own TWS earbuds. I had the opportunity to test and review a lot of them. In today’s article, I’m about to compare the Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO against one of the best in the industry – the 2nd generation Apple AirPods!
The biggest disadvantage of TWS earbuds can be the design or its weaknesses to stay in your ears for a long time. We at xiaomitoday put these two earbuds through several tests and rule out some metrics in order to help you make the right decision to choose a Perfect True Wireless Earbud. So let the battle begin – Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO vs AirPods 2!
The Apple AirPods 2 is all about making your life awfully convenient but on the other hand the Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO is about giving the essentials without putting a hole in your pocket. Thus making it a brilliant choice for anyone and everyone.
Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO vs AirPods 2: Specs Comparison
|Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO||Apple AirPods 2 PRO|
White Version: $140.99 & Black Version: $199
800 – 1000 Sq.ft
Straight 2.5 Hours of Music Playback with 1 hours with Charging Bin
|Straight 5 Hours of Music Playback with 24 hours with Charging Bin|
Let’s talk design – Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO vs AirPods 2
The Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO takes the win when it comes to design, period. One of the strongest reasons being the black variant of the earbuds. The Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro comes in two basic color choices, one being the classic white finish with a red stripe on the earbuds and the other being super intense black earbuds. The Black variant of these earbuds looks super cool but unfortunately is highly prone to fingerprint smudges.
While the apple AirPods are simple, sleek, and traditionally apple, with a small rod extending down the cheeks, The Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO has a slightly broad and flatter extension of the stem with a thin red line like a ring in the middle looks stylish, although I believe that it is only to differentiate it from the AirPods. Ding! Ding! Ding! On the aesthetic attractiveness. The artistry is indeed fine. Also, they are small and extremely comfortable but that adds a defect where the small size allows the noise from the environment to pass through, which might become intolerable at loud places.
The Apple AirPods are made at a combination of plastic, rubber and silicone whereas the body of Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO are completely plastic which makes them lighter and there’s no need to question their durability because it seems pretty fair! It is true that Huawei can catch up pretty quickly to the highest trending products in the market.
Which is good for sports?
If you’re a gym freak or a person who runs up late for meetings wearing these earbuds. Then probably you might have to skip both these earbuds. That’s basically because both the Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO and the Apple AirPods are naked with no fins or any sort of wings to enhance the fit. Although I found the Huawei FreeBuds 2 Pro to be more comfortable to wear when compared to the Apple AirPods 2.
Which has a Better Battery Life? – Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO vs AirPods 2
The apple AirPods with the multiple charging case, you can get more than 24 hours of listening time and or about 18 hours of talking time and if you charge it for just 15 minutes, you can get 3 hours of listening time or 2 hours of talking time. The Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO in a single charge can run for around 3 hours straight. The box can be charged via USB-C cable and with 4 loads, you can enjoy 12 hours of music completely. With the charging box, you can achieve up to a maximum of 15 hours of calls.
How does the audio quality compare?
It’s a tie when it comes to audio quality. After all, the AirPods itself wasn’t built for amazing audio quality. The AirPods focuses on offering a wireless audio tool to enhance a productive lifestyle. Putting that aside, both the Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO and the Apple Airpods offers the same level of clear, crisp & detailed sound. Although the lows or the Bass was comparatively better on the Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO, while the highs or vocals were damn good on Apple AirPods. Luckily there is no audio and video lag on both these earbuds. Although sometimes with the Huawei Freebuds PRO 2 I found the sound to be a bit raspy. Although this wasn’t a frequent issue.
Cut Short its a Tie when it comes to Audio Performance! – Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO vs AirPods 2
Okay Now! Let’s talk about Connectivity & Making Calls!
The Freebuds 2 PRO has this secondary microphone which is pretty much used for noise cancellation. Trust me that works brilliantly well. I tested these earbuds on the streets and taking some regular subways and still I was able to hear the person on the other side without any Interruption or lag. Although picking your delivered voice is where the Apple AirPods 2 really shines. I in fact honestly believe there is no better TWS Earbuds than Apple AirPods when it comes to making calls or having some quick virtual meetings.
Also the Apple AirPods 2 has this super cool hands-free SIRI activation. The previous-gen AirPods required to be double-tapped like any other earbud in order to activate SIRI. But Boom! That’s no more required with the AirPods 2. Talking about productivity, seamless connection & making calls the Apple Hands-down takes up the win when compared to the Freebuds 2 PRO.
So! Do we have a Winner? – Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO vs AirPods 2
I strongly believe consumer tech should carry a good balance between the Price to Performance ratio. The FreeBuds 2 PRO is a deal-breaker considering that you get the same level of audio performance as the AirPods, with wireless charging support and still being priced under $150. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative and want a perfect pack of all the essentials then go ahead and purchase the Huawei Freebuds 2 PRO.