Xiaomi’s first generation of wireless headphones, which were very similar to Airpods, gained good popularity. Just a couple of days ago, the manufacturer released the second generation of headphones called Xiaomi Mi True Air 2.
In this article, I will share my opinion on build quality, sound and whether to buy an Airpods clone this time.
Now for the standard version of Xiaomi Mi True Air 2 they are asking for about $ 60 and the same price tag was with the release of the first generation.
As for the features, the new generation of wireless headphones received support for the Apt-X codec, 32 Ohm impedance, stereo noise reduction and much more.
Let’s get down to headphone testing in a detailed review below and find out its main features and disadvantages.
Xiaomi Mi True Air 2: Specifications
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Xiaomi Mi True Air 2: Unboxing
The appearance is almost no different from the first generation, Xiaomi Mi True Air 2 received a blue-and-white box, where on the front part you can see the image of the headphones and the name of the model.
Inside the box, I found the case and the headphones themselves, as well as a charging cable with a Type-C port and instructions.
As you may have noticed, replaceable ear pads will not be included, as the second generation, Mi True Air 2 has a one-piece case, like the original Airpods.
Xiaomi Mi True Air 2: Design and Appearance
In terms of size, the new generation of Mi True Air 2 headphones received small changes. As I said, the top of the device has become very similar to Airpods.
There will be no replaceable ear pads for some people – this is a big minus, as they may not be suitable in size and convenience.
The headphones themselves are made of high-quality glossy plastic, which is also similar to the previous generation of Mi True Air. I have no questions about the quality of the assembly; all the elements are fitted and assembled exactly.
Also, an infrared sensor appeared on the top of the headphones, which serves to detect the ear when listening to music. If the earpiece is pulled out of the ear, the pause function is activated. A convenient feature, if you have not used it before, then you will surely like it.
On the front side, there is touch control, which has many functions, but I will talk about them a little later.
On the bottom and top of the headphone, there is the main microphone and a noise-canceling microphone. Also at the bottom is a two-pin power connector.
The charging case is made of the same white plastic as the headphones themselves.
When compared with other competitors, the box is still large, which are 48 x 48 x 25 mm. Of course, it fits in a jeans pocket, but it will stick out a little.
There is one LED indicator on the front of the case. On the right side is a button to activate the charge level of the case. The lower parts received a Type-C port for charging.
The box lid has a magnetic connection and inside the headphones sit firmly and securely.
By weight, each earphone received 4.5 grams, and the total weight with the case is 50 grams. As for convenience, of course, the new generation of headphones is controversial, since they do not have interchangeable ear pads. In my case, I felt it on the sound quality and a little later I will tell my opinion.
Xiaomi Mi True Air 2: Connect and Control
Like the cheapest wireless headphones, the new Xiaomi Mi True Air 2 has Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection. I was also pleased to see the presence of aptX codec, which transmits sound through your mobile device with good speed and quality.
The connection also changed a bit and became similar to connecting the Airpods headphones. When you get the headphones from the case, a pop-up window with an automatic connection pops up on your mobile device. A convenient and simple solution, so I certainly liked this feature.
On control, the headphones received a multifunctional management series, let’s go through each.
If you want to answer or put a call – you need to double-click on one of the headphones. If you call the voice assistant – double-click on the left earpiece. Play/pause – double-click on the right earphone.
As I already mentioned, an infrared sensor is installed in the headphones, which serves to detect the ear. If you take one of the headphones out of your ear, then the music is paused.
Xiaomi Mi True Air 2: Sound
Inside the body of the Xiaomi Mi True Air 2 headphone, a 14.2 mm driver was installed. Indeed, in size it surpasses its competitors, but how it sounds in practice.
If the manufacturer installed interchangeable ear pads, as it was on the previous generation, I would be pleased with the sound quality. But in my case, the headphones do not fit tightly in the ears and the desired sound goes free. Therefore, the sound quality spoils its impression.
Of course, if you press the headphones well and hard already, then the sound surrounds and dynamic. Basses for good sound and with a deep shade.
The mid and high frequencies have good detail and dynamics, which makes listening to music enjoyable on almost all of its range.
But as I said, this Mi True Air 2 headphone model didn’t work for me and always holding the headphones with my hands so that the sound does not come out is stupid.
The quality of the microphone, of course, is not the best sound, but if you need to make long conversations, the microphone has an average quality of work.
Xiaomi Mi True Air 2: Battery
I could not find any information on the battery capacities, both in the headphones and in the charging case. The manufacturer does not indicate at all any figures about capacity.
As Xiaomi promises, the headphones can work for about 4 hours on a single charge and using boxing – the operating time will increase to 14 hours.
In practice, I got a similar result, at maximum volume the headphones worked for about 3 hours and 45 minutes.
It took about 1 hour to fully charge the case and headphones from the Type-C connection.
Xiaomi Mi True Air 2: Conclusions and Reviews
Honestly, the updated generation of Xiaomi Mi True Air 2 has become worse for me than the first. Sure, this model is good in its functionality, but it did not fit my ears. The headphones may be suitable for you, but before buying, I would recommend testing them first.
Of course, I have no complaints about the build quality and materials, but the charging case itself is still thicker, like the previous generation.
Autonomy is not the highest and is slightly less than 4 hours. I can assume that the battery capacity in each earphone is approximately 40 mAh.
If compared with competitors, I would recommend options such as SoundPEATS Truecapsule or choose in-ear headphones.
The sound quality of Xiaomi Mi True Air 2 is far behind Airpods themselves and to compare both models I think it is not the right solution.
Xiaomi Mi True Air 2: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now you can buy the second generation of Xiaomi Mi True Air 2 wireless headphones for $59.98 with an 18% discount. If we consider the first generation, then the price will be – $54.37 with a 25% discount.
Given its price, I think the headphones justify their technical specifications, but you need to consider whether they fit your ears or not.