Huawei FreeBuds 5i Supports LDAC Codec

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In China, Huawei has just released the Huawei FreeBuds 5i which has a number of interesting features. As the name implies, this is the latest version of FreeBuds 4i. In addition to the affordable price, features such as ANC and audio quality are the selling points of this device.

In terms of design, there are similarities and differences compared to the previous generation. The similarities are in the charging case which now comes with three different color options; Interstellar Black, Island Blue, and Ceramic White. Quoted from an upload on Weibo social media, FreeBuds 5i is targeted at young consumers.

More Effective ANC

Huawei FreeBuds 5i
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On the earbuds, the stems of Huawei FreeBuds 5i are made shorter, so they are not very visible when in use. These earphones are designed to adapt to the structure of the user’s ear canal automatically. Each earbud weighs only 4.6 grams. Not only that, the muted noise level increased from 22dB to 42dB, and voice calls also improved.

Utilizing two microphones in each earbud, the device is powered by artificial intelligence for quality voice calls. The connection itself uses the Bluetooth 5.2 multipoint standard. In support gaming mode, latency can be lowered to 94ms. And with dedicated apps, you can switch between devices without having to disconnect first.

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Huawei FreeBuds 5i has Hi-Res Audio Certification

Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Source: Huawei

Another improvement is in sound quality and battery. Using the same 10mm dynamic driver, the FreeBuds 5i supports the LDAC codec and is Hi-Res Audio certified. This means that you can listen to music at a higher bit rate. Then on the battery, each earbud has a battery capacity of 55mAh. However, the charging case is increased to 410 mAh.

Thanks to better efficiency, the FreeBuds 5i can be used for up to 7.5 hours non-stop (6 hours with ANC) or a total time of 28 hours (18.5 hours with ANC). With fast charging support, in just 15 minutes of charging, you can use these earbuds for up to 4 hours. in China, pre-orders for this device have already started. The price of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i is CNY599 or around $88.90. This is one of the TWS that you should consider if you want to buy TWS.

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