Huawei’s next FreeBuds 5 could have a very rounded stem, with an original design for wireless headphones
While Huawei launched its latest mid-range headphones with in-ear tips and active noise reduction, the FreeBuds 5i, at the end of last year, the Chinese manufacturer could very soon unveil new wireless headphones in a better positioning. high-end, the Huawei FreeBuds 5.
Recall that Huawei offers three main ranges of wireless headphones. If the Pro and i ranges are in-ear headphones, the only encrypted range – such as the FreeBuds 3 or the FreeBuds 4 – is content to offer active noise reduction backed by an open format, therefore without passive isolation.
Nevertheless, Huawei’s encrypted range has so far offered a rather classic format with stem headphones similar to what Apple can also offer with its AirPods 2 or AirPods 3. However, it seems that the Chinese manufacturer has decided to change drastically the design of its headphones for its new FreeBuds 5. On the Chinese social network Weibo, a photo supposed to represent the box of the headphones thus reveals very rounded stems, no doubt to better adopt the shape of the ear of the user. We can also discover large slots on the headphones, probably allowing the integration of the microphones used for active noise reduction.
The image also allows not only to discover the name of the Huawei FreeBuds 5, their design, but also two characteristics with the support of the Hi-Res Audio Wireless specification thanks to the compatibility with the Bluetooth audio codec HWA.
An announcement scheduled for March 23
In addition, the snapshot posted on Weibo echoes a teaser shared by Huawei on the same social network. We can discover a rounded shape which is reminiscent of the shape of the stem of the headphones. What corroborate the fact that the headphones of the manufacturer will indeed offer this design for the less original.
Xiaomi has already announced that its FreeBuds 5 will be announced in China on March 23, less than a week from now. For the rest, we still do not know their complete characteristics as well as the price and the potential availability of headphones in France.
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