The company Xiaomi is modern trends like many top and popular companies. For example, as in the Galaxy series of Samsung smartphones with their own wireless Galaxy Buds earphones.
Recently, a new line of budget wireless earphones from the company Xiaomi called Redmi AirDots was introduced.
The official price is only $15, but you can order it now in Chinese stores, such as Aliexpress, for about $33.
As you may know, the smartphones Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro have proven themselves and are now widely discussed. Therefore, Xiaomi introduced the new true wireless earphones under the name of the Redmi line, as Samsung did in the Galaxy line.
You must have noticed that Xiaomi got its name from Apple’s AirDots (AirPods). Yet they differ in both appearance and price.
Xiaomi AirDots is the first generation of wireless earphones, which received pretty good reviews for their price. But what about the next generation with Redmi AirDots?
Let’s begin our review of the next generation of Redmi AirDots wireless earphones and we will begin with the specs.
Redmi AirDots: Specifications
|Bluetooth protocol:||HFP/A2DP, HSP/AVRCP|
|Dimensions:||26.65 x 16.4 x 21.6 mm|
Redmi AirDots: Design and Appearance
The first difference between the new earphones is the color compared to the first generation. Redmi AirDots are only available in black.
The dimensions and weight are almost the same, Redmi AirDots received 62 x 40 x 27.2 mm and 35.4 grams of total weight, the earphones themselves are small and weighing 4.1 grams.
The case as an earphone as a charging case is made of durable plastic. On the upper side of the case, you can find Mi company logo.
Located in front of the charge indicator of wireless earphones. You can also use it to determine how much battery capacity is left in the charging case.
On the back of the case, we see the Micro USB charging port. For its official price of $15, you should not expect fast charging with a Type-C port.
The charging case opens and closes very tightly with a click, as it did in the first generation of wireless earphones.
Inside the case, you can see oval-shaped true wireless earphones, also black in color as the case itself. The earphones keep perfectly with the help of magnets, so falling out of the case will be almost impossible.
Redmi AirDots earphones in the test are very similar to their first generation. There are no buttons on the front side, and only touch controls. Also, the control is very responsive and convenient, even when the headset is in your ear.
Comfortable oval shape fits well in the ear. With Redmi AirDots earphones, you can easily run or do any kind of physical activity without any problems. But still more than 1 hour, my ears started to get tired. Therefore, it is worth paying attention to it.
In general, for their price, true wireless earphones Redmi AirDots in our analisis received high-quality and proven design. The materials and assembly performed at a good level and we had no complaints during our testing. Let’s move on to practice and test the work of the new Bluetooth earphones.
Redmi AirDots: Connection
Connecting Redmi AirDots to my smartphone was actually very simple. The earphones are connected via Bluetooth to any smartphone, so I did not have pairing problems.
The fact is that as soon as you take the earphones out of the charging case, they immediately go into pairing mode. So they are immediately visible in the search for Bluetooth on any mobile device. By the way, this happens every time, even if they have already been connected. Usually, they quickly connect to the last previously known device.
After establishing a connection with one side of the earphone, you can immediately connect the other side of the earphone by pressing the touch button and simultaneously hear music on both sides of the wireless earphones.
Each ear of the earphone is different, but holding onto Redmi AirDots is pretty good in my ears. Initially, it takes some time to figure out exactly how they should fit in your ear. Once you understand this, they simply enter and exit. It looks a bit strange, Redmi AirDots in our test is a bit bulging, and it will look very unusual in your ear.
Redmi AirDots: Performance
As I mentioned above, the Redmi AirDots earphones work via a wireless connection of Bluetooth version 5.0.
According to official data, Redmi AirDots wireless earphones are equipped with a Raychem 8763 microcircuit. Compared with the previous generation Bluetooth 4.2 version, it optimizes various functions, for example, in a strong signal quality ratio.
Therefore, Redmi AirDots in the analisis has a stable communication signal up to 10 meters. During our testing in a radius of 10 meters, I did not find any interference or delays. The music and video played smoothly.
To improve call quality, the Redmi AirDots wireless Bluetooth headset implements a two-way call feature. Also present in the earphones high-speed digital noise reduction DSP. Therefore, you can listen to your favorite music in noisy and crowded places.
The capacity of the battery in one of the earphones is 40mAh. You can also charge earphones using a charging case with a 300mAh battery capacity. Let’s talk about the most important thing is sound quality.
Redmi AirDots: Sound
Just want to note that this is a budget earphones with a price tag of $15, so it is difficult to expect high-quality sound. In addition, true wireless earphones usually have lower sound quality than wired solutions, but I think this is well known to all.
I heard a much worse sound than Redmi AirDots. This does not mean that new wireless earphones are perfect. The medium and high tones are more than acceptable for earphones of this category, low heights are more powerful characteristics. Therefore, the bass in the Redmi AirDots earphones is very decent when I listen to music. But do not expect flawless bass from wireless earphones in this price range.
I myself am very pleased with the sound quality of Redmi AirDots, but if you want to use them as a true audiophile, then you will have to make another choice.
As for competition, Redmi AirDots wins in everything. For $15 you will not find the best ratio of quality and price.
Redmi AirDots: Battery
Another important point of true wireless earphones, such as Redmi AirDots, is battery life. According to the manufacturer, the earphones can work for about 4 hours, so I thoroughly tested them.
With my music loudness, I got up to 3.5 hours with one battery charging, after which they had to be charged in a charging case.
When the battery is discharged in the earphones, you will hear a beep in your ear. It will be repeated three times with a break of several minutes, after which the wireless earphones are automatically turned off.
Redmi AirDots in the test can be charged in the charging case several times so that you can listen to your music for a quite a long time of about 12 hours. Therefore, the battery life did not disappoint me.
Redmi AirDots: Conclusions and Reviews
Redmi AirDots pleasantly surprised me. With an official price of about $15, you can buy good and interesting true wireless earphones that are comfortable to wear when running or exercising in the gym.
The battery life does not disappoint, and the sound quality is acceptable when it comes to wireless earphones of this class.
The quality of the assembly and materials is very pleased and as for its price, it is an ideal option. But if you are a real music lover and you need very high-quality sound with good detail of musical instruments, then you should pay attention to more expensive models.
Redmi AirDots: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Currently, you can now order and buy Redmi AirDots wireless earphones with a charging case for $33.49. The price of intermediaries is much higher almost twice, so it is worth waiting a bit and the price will probably be lower.
If you are looking for inexpensive true wireless earphones for yourself or for a gift, then Redmi AirDots will be a good solution, both for its price and technical specifications.