Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro and HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2, which are milestones in audio products of both companies, were introduced in 2022. Providing hi-fi level sound quality, TWS earbuds have the best active noise canceling technology currently available.
Both models are equipped with the world’s best active noise cancelation technology and have a long battery life. The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2, based on HarmonyOS, is the first HUAWEI TWS earphone manufactured in collaboration with Devialet. You will be amazed when you look at the technical specifications of both models.
Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro vs HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2
The charging case of the Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro weighs 36.5 grams, while the earphones weigh 5 grams. The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 charging case weighs 52 grams, and each earbud weighs about 6.1 grams. Xiaomi’s new flagship TWS earphone is lighter than HUAWEI’s, so it gives you a more comfortable experience while you have it in your ear, but HUAWEI’s earphone is also quite comfortable.
On the battery side, HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 offers 6.5 hours of battery life with ANC turned off, with the charging case the usage time is up to 30 hours. When ANC is on, 4 hours of playback time increases to 18 hours with the charging case. Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro, on the other hand, offers a usage time of 9 hours, and you can use it up to 38 hours with the charging case. Both models have fast charging and wireless charging support.
Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro and HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 are equipped with 11 mm diameter dynamic sound drivers. HUAWEI has also included a flat diaphragm driver. The two models, with superior bass and treble quality to earn their flagship name, can deliver high-quality sound performance. The frequency range of HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 is 48 kHz maximum, while that of Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro is 96kHz. The new TWS earphone from Xiaomi is better in the frequency range.
HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 and Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro support active noise cancellation, awareness mode, and 360-degree spatial audio. Spatial audio is a feature that has been included in TWS earphones since the introduction of Apple’s AirPods Pro in 2019, and tech giants like HUAWEI and Xiaomi added this technology to their new models in 2022.
In terms of microphone technology, the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 significantly improve call quality thanks to noise cancelation via 4 microphones. In addition to enhancing the call quality by increasing the number of microphones, the performance of ANC also improves significantly and the user experience is maximized. For active noise cancelation, HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 and Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro use the same technologies. Thanks to ANC with 3 microphones, you can enjoy music by reducing outside noise. On the HUAWEI side, the maximum ANC depth is 47 dB, while on Xiaomi’s new model it is 48 dB.
The Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro have touch controls, but the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 support smart, intuitive controls, unlike Xiaomi. Press, hold or slide the headset case to perform various functions of the FreeBuds Pro 2. Both models are IP54 water and dust resistant.
When you connect the Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro to a up-to-date Xiaomi phone, a pop-up screen is displayed. The same is true when you connect the FreeBuds Pro 2 to a HUAWEI phone. The compatibility with the ecosystem is quite good.
Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro and HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 are currently the best TWS earphones of 2022 and have specs worth looking at. The Buds 4 Pro are only available in China and you are unlikely to be able to buy them in the European or Indian markets, but the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 are on sale worldwide.