With all the gimmicky look and wireless design, earbuds are quite high in demand. But the real question is which company is cracking the price to make them available to the middle-class section.
A good pair of earbuds should pass the basic standards of sound quality, comfort, usability, battery life, and compatibility to sustain among its competitors in the market.
To aid all the music lovers out there, Xiaomi is back again with its sub-brand product Redmi Earbuds S. Its a great alternative for those who don’t want to spend excessively expensive Apple Airpods.
Redmi launched it on May 27 with the price tag of ₹1799 which is aggressively inexpensive in the existing market. Like they always do it.
We have segmented different aspects to test these awesome Redmi Earbuds S so let’s check them out.
Design and Controls
Well the design of Redmi Earbuds S is one of the best parts of this product. It fits very well and feels lightweight to ears even if you like to go to running or jumping. They also splash and sweat proof with IPX4 protection to add some extra long term life.
It has physical control keys which can be used for multiple purposes. You can use that key with your finger to-
- play/pause music,
- answer incoming phone calls,
- tap twice to mute while on a call,
- tap twice to trigger google assistant (on android) or Siri (on iPhone),
- triple tap to low latency gaming mode.
Only thing is that you can not assign control buttons as per your choice, so these are all the controls you can use.
When it comes to Xiaomi, you should never worry about the quality they offer. The same goes for the Redmi Earbuds S.
With punchy sound quality and DSP environmental noise cancellation, they give a premium audio output.
It provides a nice mixture of bass and treble which will be suitable for all the genres of music like Rock, Hip-Hop, EDM, etc.
Overall, you’ll experience a nice thumping effect while listening to them. In simple words, They make your body move while listening to your favorite bangers.
It comes with a 40 mah battery in each of the buds, it might seem a bit low but it lasts for a decent time.
On the other hand, the caring case is about 300mah so you can put your earbuds in it and they’ll get automatically charged back. It takes around 1 and a half an hour to 2 hours to charge it up fully.
It also as LED indicator with a green and red light so that you’ll know if it’s charged or not.
Moreover, it can last for 12 hours of playback time while using multiple times. For a single go, the playback time is 4 hours, which means you can use them non-stop at near 70-80 volume for up to or more than 4 hours.
The Earbuds S is fairly successful in improving latency issues found with other cheap earbuds brands.
With Bluetooth 5.0, it’s snappy to connect them and play whenever you want in your free time.
It comes with no latency issues what so ever. You’ll get a really fast and quick response sound output with your clicks on the device.
Most of us play mobile fps games and this is the main test to examine these earbuds for all the mobile gaming dudes.
Redmi Earbuds S provides an option as you’ll get on Apple Airpods Pro. You can turn on Low latency gaming mode to avoid the late sound issue and it works very well.
Just tap the physical button 3 thrice and done, now experience reduces 122 ms sound latency to be a pro on different mobile games.
Redmi Earbuds S launched while keeping in mind the competition in the market. And thus it comes with a slight decline in the price tag when compared to other players.
Boat Aardopes 201 costs around ₹1999, Mivi DuoPods M40 around ₹2499, and Realme Buds Air Neo around ₹2999.
While the Redmi Earbuds S comes at killing ₹1799 price which is pretty pocket friendly for such a nice product.
Aside from all the main specifications, Redmi Earbuds S got pretty cool unique features you might not find on other earbuds.
The earbuds will pair to the device withing just 2-3 seconds after pulling out from the case. Also, you can choose between single or dual buds as per your requirements, if you put one bud back in the case, that one will stop working, and then you can use the other one individually for one ear.
This way you can switch between mono or stereo sound mode. They call it Seamless Pairing, which is quite seamless and handy.
Other than that, gaming mode, noise cancellation, hands-free voice assistant, etc. are cherry on the cake.
In the end, this is all the juice we can extract from this product. We can say that Xiaomi is successful in breaking the limits of low priced high-quality products as they always do.
Redmi Earbuds S is the best budget-friendly earbuds you can have right now. Its performance, sound quality, build design, unique features, and price range stands it ahead of its competitors.
So if you’re looking for music on the go with no barriers, this is the perfect match for your needs.