Xiaomi is one of the most successful contenders of Apple. Whichever new gadget or tech Apple launches at a high price, Xiaomi is sure to launch its rip-off (and sometimes better) version at a low price so that it can be enjoyed even by the massive number of common, middle-class customers. And this is the reason why Xiaomi has become a common brand name for every household.
This time Xiaomi has launched the Xiaomi Mi AirDots, a pair of wireless TWS Bluetooth earbuds to compete with Apple’s own AirPods. Judging from its looks and given features, the Mi Earbuds provide a really good first impression.
To know about is it better than Apple AirPods or not, we have done a complete review of them, so here it goes:
Xiaomi Mi AirDots Review & Specifications
|Xiaomi Mi AirDot||Specification|
|Sensitivity||106 ± 3dB|
|Battery Capacity(mAh)||40mAh Li-ion|
|Battery Life||2 hours|
|Standby time||12 hours|
|Talk time||4 hours|
Xiaomi Mi AirDots: Box Contents and Design
First thing what you will get inside the content box, we have the following items:
- Pair of MiAirDotsEarbuds
- A charging dock
- A charging cable
- Two pairs of Silicone Eartips
- A manual
The Xiaomi Mi AirDots belong to the true wireless earbud category, without any wire connecting the earbuds to each other or even to any other device. The AirDots have a small, sleek design without any sharp edges and come in Xiaomi’s signature white color. They are made out of plastic and have soft rubber covers on the edges making them comfortable and a perfect fit.
Weighing just slightly over 4 grams and they do not feel bulky at all during normal daily usage. The AirDots come with a touchpad to control the earbuds. There is also an LED indicator and two contact charge points.
The charging dock also comes in white and is made out of plastic. The case allows us to charge the Mi AirDots and while also serving as a power bank. The extra pair of silicone ear tips proves useful, especially for those having ears of different size or simply having different wear preferences. The extra options enable the user to have a comfortable and a perfect fit.
The charging cable is a USB-to-micro USB type and can be used with any smartphone’s adapter.
Xiaomi Mi AirDots: Sound Quality
The Xiaomi Mi AirDots have a small bridge which fits into the ear perfectly. Hence they feel more comfortable, but sometimes outside sound can be heard while listening to low volume audio. It comes with 7.2 mm dynamic speakers which can support explosive audios and high bass.According to Xiaomi, the AirDots support TWS (True Wireless Stereo) which enables the left and right earbud to receive signals separately providing us true stereo sound. Hence the sound quality of the AirDots is pretty decent without losing any high and low frequencies.
Xiaomi Mi AirDots: Microphone
Having a quality microphone is also essential as we do not always use earbuds for just entertainment. Answering calls or simply chatting with anyone through the AirDots provide a nice hands-free experience. In such cases, the high-quality microphone is quite essential to have a clear and precise conversation.
Due to the small design of the Xiaomi Mi AirDots, it can sometimes capture a bit of echo. Even then, while using them with any smartphone, we get a high volume, clear sound without any distortions.
However, the Mi AirDots are not meant to be used with laptops or desktops.
Xiaomi Mi AirDots: Functionality
The Mi AirDots can be connected with any device having Bluetooth – smartphone, laptop, PC, tablet, and MP3 player(but the sound output from laptops or a PC is not good). The advantage of Mi AirDots here is that it works with Bluetooth 5.0 whereas other competitors still support Bluetooth 4.2. The key features of Bluetooth 5.0 are:
- The sound transmitting range has now increased and is up to 50 meters.
- This new 5.0 version enables lower power consumption and less disturbed signal transmission.
- Therefore we get a higher sound quality output with less interference and distortions.
As we have mentioned before, the earbuds come with a touchpad and can be controlled with gestures. These are as follows:
- Single Press – This allows the user to answer an incoming call and to play or pause the music.
- Long press – This allows the user to hang up on the incoming call.
- Two short presses – This enables the user to mute the sound during a call or to turn on Xiaomi’s exclusive assistant – the Xiao AI.
The Xiao AI is extremely efficient and useful as it can help the user to type and send text messages and call others through predefined voice commands.
When we take out the AirDots from the charging dock, they can automatically connect to the latest available device and when we put them back into it, they automatically get disconnected and start charging.
Xiaomi Mi AirDots: Battery and Charging
The Xiaomi Mi AirDots comes with a charging dock which doubles up as a case for the earbuds.
- The charging dock has a 300 mAh capacity and can charge the earphones three times.
- The earbuds get fully charged in about 30 minutes.
- Thus the AirDots support up to 4 hours Binaural continuous music time or 5 hours Monaural continuous music time.
- Along with the charging dock, the MI AirDots can have a total of 12 hours working time.
Xiaomi Mi AirDots: Conclusion and Reviews
In the wireless category, the Xiaomi Mi AirDots is a good option which becomes better due to its affordable price. The fast-loading charging dock is a great plus point as it acts as both a power bank and a case for the AirDots.
The sound quality of the AirDots is also good and provides good bass. It can easily be connected to a wide variety of devices.
In the budget segment, the Xiaomi Mi AirDots become an attractive choice with its cool, sleek and compact design, good sound quality and as comfortable and fit wearable earbuds for our daily lifestyle.
Xiaomi Mi AirDots: Price and Where to Buy
The Xiaomi Mi AirDots is available at an attractive price of $54.46 (inclusive of all additional charges) which is more than half the price of the Apple AirPods.
Therefore, one should go for the Mi AirDots if one wants to experience the performance of wireless earbuds without emptying up their budget.