All-day entertainment from the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 true wireless earbuds

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4
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The best wireless earbuds are masters of all trades, combining comfort and style alongside great performance with music and calls. 

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 tick all those boxes and then some, thanks to an open-fit design for a super-comfortable fit, active noise-cancelling that helps deliver great sound and a wealth of smart features so you’re not missing out on the latest tech.

Ideal for all-day use, whether at home, in the office or on the move, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 are the complete set of wireless earbuds. 

Good morning, music – high resolution audio and active noise cancellation

What better way to start your day than with some music. The FreeBuds 4 true wireless earbuds promise high-resolution sound to kick-start your morning. 

Each earbud has its own bass-enhancing power engine for deep bass you can really feel, while the large 14.3mm LCP dynamic driver ensures you hear the full frequency range in all its detail.

Whether you’re commuting to work or walking round the park, the added bonus of active noise-cancellation ensures you can block out the noise and concentrate on your tunes. A dual-microphone design ensures they really can cancel out all the outside noise that you don’t want to hear, treating your ears to uninterrupted music.

They’re also IPX4 rated for splash, water and dust resistance, so you don’t need to be precious if you get caught in the rain or have to work up a sweat running for the bus.

Air-like comfort

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Crucially, with the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 you can get a perfect fit, too. Ensuring an optimum position and seal with in-ear headphones shouldn’t be underestimated - without it you won’t hear the full audio spectrum of your music and calls nor will you feel comfortable wearing them for extended periods of time. Thankfully, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 are different.

Firstly, there’s the open-fit design. This means there are no silicon tips that you need to squeeze into your ear canals. Instead, the FreeBuds 4 sit at the entrance to your ear canals, for a much more comfortable fit that’ll suit all kinds of ears, while still ensuring great sound.

Huawei analysed over 10,000 pairs of ears in the development process, to make sure the FreeBuds 4 really were designed to be as comfortable as possible for every ear shape. But that’s not all: Huawei's Adaptive Ear Matching (AEM) technology is also on hand. When you switch on active noise-cancellation (ANC) the earbuds also automatically detect the shape of your ear and determine the perfect blend of noise cancellation for you. 

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 are the world’s first earbuds to combine this open-fit design with the dual microphone active noise-cancelling, which really sets them apart from other options on the market.

Seamless connectivity

So it’s time to start your working day. Don’t stress when it comes to connecting to your computer for video meetings: just switch on and you’re connected. That’s because the FreeBuds 4 boast dual device connectivity, allowing you to connect to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously, for seamless, switchable listening. 

There’s no more fiddling with multiple pairs of headphones or turning Bluetooth on and off, the HUAWEI Freebuds 4 have been designed with multi-tasking in mind.

They also remember your last 10 devices and, thanks to proximity pairing, will connect to the closest HUAWEI phone, tablet or PC via an automatic prompt. Neat. The HUAWEI AI Life App enables you to manage all your paired devices from one simple screen, too, so you can keep track of just which devices you’ve connected to.

They’re easy to use no matter which device you’re listening on. There are swipe and tap gesture controls for easy volume adjustment or skipping tracks, available on both buds so you don’t need to remember which does what.

Need to listen in on some office gossip? Simply remove one bud and the wear detection sensor will pause what you’re listening to so you can hear that conversation. 

Of course you can use the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 to have conversations, too. Whether it’s team meetings on your computer or catching up with friends over a phone call at lunch, you can also count on great call quality. No longer just for music, Huawei has incorporated call noise cancellation in the FreeBuds 4 to up the ante when it comes to crystal clear speech. “Yes, Mum, I hear you loud and clear…”

Thanks to this level of connectivity, and of course the comfort, it’s clear the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 really can function at home and the office, right through the day.

All-day entertainment

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4

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You don’t stop after work – the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 won’t either. Thanks to the air-like comfort, you’ll want the FreeBuds 4 to keep you company all day. They’re smaller and lighter than previous generations, with each bud weighing just 4.1g each. Coupled with the open-fit design, you might just forget they’re even in your ears. 

Being light and comfortable opens up even more uses. Want to relax with a podcast before bed? You can. Not only are they comfortable, they have a 22-hour battery life (when used with the charging case), ensuring you can listen until you drop off.

On the subject of battery life, not only are they long-lasting and with a smart, circular charging case, they also offer fast charging. Always forgetting to charge your buds? Huawei has thought of that too, offering 2.5-hours of playback from just a 15-minute charge so you’ll never get caught short.

Available in Silver Frost and Ceramic White, and coming with a redesigned perfect-circle charging case, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 true wireless earbuds deliver everything you need for a full day of work, rest and play. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 are on sale now for £129.99. 

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