Xiaomi has always shown the image as a butcher in the price. Wherever he goes, there will be blood and rain. The Redmi brand, which was officially independent last year, will make the price/performance ratio more thorough. At the Redmi new product launch conference on March 18th, Redmi AirDots released with Redmi Note7 Pro attracted widespread attention. This is a true wireless headset, priced at 99.9 yuan, this price is even lower than the average wired headset.
After AirPods, brands have also launched true wireless Bluetooth headsets. But on the actual experience and sense of hearing, there are few products that can match AirPods, to be precise. The true wireless Bluetooth headset is only connected to the terminal when it is working. The secondary headset only communicates with the main headset. Because of this principle, all true wireless headsets cannot be connected continuously. I have used several models of true wireless Bluetooth headsets, most of them experience bad, listening to music to be intermittent. AirPods can only be achieved without disconnection, and AirPods is priced at more than a thousand yuan. Whether you believe it or not, a good experience is all piled up.
Therefore, for Redmi AirDots, which sells for less than 100 yuan, my first impression is that this is what the cottage factory made. Therefore, in the basic premise of avoiding pits for everyone, I feel that it is necessary to share the actual use of Redmi AirDots through practical use. After reading it, everyone can understand how the true wireless Bluetooth headset of 99.9 yuan is worth.
Appearance: like a well-designed jewelry box
Let me talk about the appearance, although my first impression of Redmi AirDots is not very good, but when I got this product, it was still somewhat unexpected. Unlike the bright white of AirPods’ piano-like paint, the black Redmi AirDots has a matte finish. The design of the charging box is chunky, like a well-designed jewelry box. Why is it like a jewelry box?
One night, I worked overtime in front of the computer. My girlfriend came over to see Redmi AirDots and asked what it was. I pretended to open the cover and say “you see”. “Wow, you have to propose to me!”… The scene was once paralyzed…
So, even with the same magnetic flip design as the AirPods (of course, most of the designs are on the market), the red-skinned shape of the Redmi AirDots is more like a well-designed jewelry box that lets you open and take your headphones every time. It will be more ceremonial.
The workmanship of the charging box is far more than expected, and there is no burr around the box. The cover has a card slot design for easy opening. The magnetic damping is moderate.
The charging port is on the back of the charging box and is a traditional Micro USB interface. It uses the Raychem 8763 chip and supports the latest Bluetooth 5.0 solution, which is 50% lower than Bluetooth 4.2. The official said that in the case of full power of both ears, you can listen to the song for 4 hours in a row, and use the cumulative life of the charging box for more than 12 hours.
The charging case is small and light, and has a rounded appearance. The front is only designed with the “MI” logo, without any elements that cause visual redundancy.
Wearing: 4.1 grams of weight, almost no load, comfortable to wear
The earphones are designed in an in-ear style and are very compact. The ear cap is made of silicone and is soft and skin-friendly. Weighing only 4.1g, it barely feels any burden and is very comfortable to wear. In such a light weight, Redmi AirDots can still achieve 4 hours of battery life, a bit powerful.
This is the effect of wearing Redmi AirDots. It is small in size and visually exquisite. Light weight, it is done without feeling. Ergonomic and not easy to fall.
Connection: Pick up the connection / put back the charge, easy to use
Redmi AirDots are also very simple to use. It can be automatically turned on when picked up from the charging box, and the ears are automatically connected in series and enter the pairing state. For the first time, just find Redmi AirDots in the Bluetooth settings interface of your phone to pair. After that, you don’t need to do any extra work. Pick up the headset and it will automatically connect to the phone. Putting back the charging box headset will automatically shut down and charge.
After connecting, the remaining power of the headset will be displayed on the Bluetooth interface of the Android phone (the iPhone does not display the specific battery, but there is a bar graph showing the battery in the notification bar). In use, there have been cases where the primary and secondary headphones are not automatically connected in series. In this case, simply put the headset back into the charging box and re-take it out.
In operation, Redmi AirDots supports double-clicking to wake up the little love classmates, and perform various operations such as clicking songs, checking the weather, and guiding the route to free hands.
Hearing: clear, pure / in-ear reduces certain external noise interference
The Redmi AirDots have an in-ear design that is inherently more tolerant than AitPods’ open earbud design. Everyone knows that starting from EarPods, Apple’s official headphones are tuned to high-frequency and low-frequency balance, and AirPods is the same. Listening is like boiled water. Although I didn’t get some specific frequency response data about Redmi AirDots, Responsibly, the low frequency performance of Redmi AirDots is better than AirPods. This is especially noticeable when listening to some rhythmic music.
High-frequency performance, such as piano sounds, will be slightly less detailed, but it is definitely enough.
In addition, considering that true wireless Bluetooth headsets are mostly used in outdoor, outdoor, subway commuting and other scenarios. Because the in-ear design sound space is more airtight, it can reduce the interference of the external environment sound more than the earplug type. Although this headset does not have the noise reduction function, but because of the in-ear design, in a more noisy situation, it can also isolate certain external noise, and also provides a certain sense of immersion when listening to music.
In addition, most of the true wireless headsets on the market do not support bilateral calls. When a voice call is made, only the main headset sounds, and the call is unclear in a noisy environment. Redmi AirDots realizes bilateral calls and cooperates with DSP digital noise reduction to improve call quality.
to sum up.
This is roughly the case for the Redmi AirDots experience. On the point of listening alone, the 99.9 yuan Redmi AirDots allowed me to refresh my understanding of the Redmi brand again. The ultimate price/performance ratio is not just to talk about it. The appearance, connection, wearing and operation of Redmi AirDots are also satisfactory. Especially at the price of 99.9 yuan, Redmi AirDots is definitely worth buying, and truly defines a hundred yuan true wireless headphones.