Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has decided not only to produce smartphones but other useful devices as well. For example, today I have to review a new soundbar for a TV, which is called Xiaomi Redmi TV Soundbar.
In this article, I will analyze all the features of this device and consider how it sounds for what purposes it is intended.
Considering its $ 40 price tag, it will be difficult to expect the highest quality sound. I imagine the sound quality will be much better than the built-in speakers on my TV. I will definitely talk about the sound, but a little later.
Now a little about the technical characteristics and specs. The soundbar Xiaomi Redmi TV received 30W of power, stylish and minimalist appearance, wireless Bluetooth 5.0, and many other features. It is about them that I want to talk about in an in-depth review, and also consider all the advantages and disadvantages.
Xiaomi Redmi TV Soundbar: Specifications
|Xiaomi Redmi TV Soundbar||Specs|
|Speaker unit||2x 45x80mm racetrack type full frequency speakers|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0 / SPDIF / AUX|
|Dimensions||780 x 64 x 63 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
The new soundbar is delivered in a rather long box, but this is not surprising, since the device itself has got a rather elongated shape. Like most large-sized products, Xiaomi Redmi TV Soundbar received the most ordinary cardboard box.
But it’s worth noting that the inside of the soundbar was well packaged in Styrofoam. In addition, the package includes components such as power cable, cable for S PDIF connection, screws for wall mounting, and instructions.
I am sure that the package is pretty good for soundbars, as this is only the second time I’ve tested this product category.
But I can criticize a little that the length of the S PDIF cable is quite short.
Design, build quality and materials
The appearance of the new Xiaomi Redmi TV Soundbar has a typical design like most soundbars on the mobile market. I want to note that the device has received a minimalistic design, which is made in black. Therefore, in appearance, the soundbar will definitely look harmonious in your room near the TV.
As for the build quality, I have no complaints. The entire body is made of monolithic matte plastic. In addition, the plastic itself is quite wear-resistant and does not leave fingerprints.
The dimensions of the column are not small and are 780 x 64 x 63 mm in size, and the column weighs about 1.5 kg. Naturally, this is a soundbar and it will not be convenient to move it from room to room. Therefore, this device is intended to be used with your TV in order to provide slightly better sound quality.
On the front of the soundbar, there is a metal grill that protects the main two speakers from the outside world.
Responsible for control is touch control, which is located on the right side of the case. Here I found four keys – these are power on, volume control, and mode switching.
At the bottom of the Xiaomi Redmi TV Soundbar, there are rubber feet. They are necessary for accidental sliding on the surface. I can also note that the rear panel has special holes for screws. They are designed to mount the soundbar to a wall.
The inconvenience is the lack of remote control. That is, if you want to control the volume, you will need to approach the device to set the volume level.
Despite this fact, I liked the build quality and the materials used. But now let’s talk a little about connection methods and sound quality.
Connection and sound quality
As I mentioned, Xiaomi Redmi TV Soundbar has received Bluetooth 5.0 version wireless connection. This connection is used in most wireless speakers or earbuds. Therefore, the connection itself will not differ from the above devices.
The first thing I did when testing the soundbar was to wirelessly connect to my smartphone to test the sound quality.
So, through a smartphone, the sound was very strong and spacious. I also noticed good bass and well-tuned mids. Yes, the device is designed for watching movies and TV series, but as it turned out, listening to music will also bring a lot of pleasure.
Besides the wireless connection via Bluetooth, the soundbar has two additional wired connections. I can refer to them as S PDIF and AUX connections.
During my testing, I tried connecting to the TV via both wired and wireless connections. From my observations, I can note that the sound quality was almost the same. But there was practically no delay through the wired connection, and through Bluetooth 5.0 one could feel a slight lag.
If we compare the sound quality on the Xiaomi Redmi TV Soundbar and with the stock TV, then the sound through the soundbar is much better, brighter, and louder. Watching movies, TV shows, or even playing games brought me much more emotion than through standard TV speakers.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
Xiaomi Redmi TV Soundbar is definitely the essential device for your TV. If you want to upgrade your sound on TV for an inexpensive price, then with the help of the new soundbar it will be easy to do it.
Of the advantages, I can single out – this is good build quality and used wear-resistant materials. In addition, I liked a large number of connection methods. This is a Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection or wired via S PDIF and AUX ports.
Speaking of sound quality, my TV has taken on a new lease of life as it sounded much better. Previously, when watching films, I did not get much pleasure, but now everything has become much brighter and more emotional.
But there were some drawbacks, the first thing I want to draw your attention to is the lack of remote control and a rather short S PDIF cable.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Now you can order and purchase Xiaomi Redmi TV Soundbar at a rather attractive price for only $43.69 with a 5% discount.