Xiaomi is something that manufactures everything and makes it “Super-affordable” and Xiaomi Redmi Airdots is one of them, a “true wireless” earbuds. If you don’t want to spend on high-end true wireless earbuds like the Samsung Galaxy Buds, Apple AirPods, Sony earpods, JBL, or cheaper unknown brands, then Xiaomi Airdots is the one made for you.
Design & build
Xiaomi doesn’t compromise with quality, which can be easily seen in the Airdots thanks to the classic hinge-lid case that protects and recharges the Airdots when they are not in use. The earbuds are held in place by small magnets inside the protective case.
The Airdots have a curved rectangle design which makes them sit easily in the ear, the inner section housing is rubberized, providing a secure fit that doesn’t pop out the earbuds from the ears, but sometimes it does pop out, as experienced by me.
Although they are made from plastic, it doesn’t feel and its quite lightweight and come with IPX4 protection means they are splash and spill-proof. Each bud comes with an LED, which displays red when they are charging or not paired and white when they are ready to pair. Also, when you plucked it from the case, they automatically search for a nearby Bluetooth device and reconnect to it.
I must admit that Xiaomi Airdots sound good in your ears, but make sure that the buds are firmly in your ear to get its full potential. Pairing is easy thanks to Bluetooth 5.0, which connects it in just a few seconds. Although Bluetooth 5.0 doesn’t extend the Bluetooth range much as it said, I didn’t find any differences in range compared to Bluetooth 4.0.
The earbud includes a microphone for use while placing and receiving calls. Indoor, the person on the other end of the call, can hear us properly, but in outdoor or noisy conditions, the other person feels a bit difficult to hear my voice; otherwise, it’s fantastic.
There is a button present on each bud. Click once to receive or end the call, while other times will play or pause the music and clicking it twice will shoot your preferred Voice assistance. I feel other than just playing and pausing. It will be helpful if we can play the next track with one click.
Xiaomi AirDots has a very punchy bass and sounds musical to your ears. The mid-bass and sub-bass provide a great experience without getting over blasted. This Xiaomi Airdots gets very loud. For a pleasant experience, I always keep the Volume at 75% and don’t go much beyond it.
Xiaomi Redmi AirDots consist of a 300mAh battery that gives you around 12-14 hours of potential playback, which is at par compared to its competitors and expensive earbuds in the market. With that amount of battery backup, you can use it with a single charge multiple times a week.
However, each bud provides you up to four hours of backup but returning them to the charging case extends its battery range up to three-time by charging the buds in a short period.
The only drawback that I found is that the charging case comes with a micro USB port instead of a Type-C port which is a let-down in this age of technology where every smartphone comes with Type-C support.
Xiaomi Airdots is a perfect music companion that you have always wanted with no strings attached to it, and it won’t stop in between, thanks to its long hour’s battery life. You can use it anywhere in your gym session, on long-haul flights, or on tours anywhere.
The Redmi Airdots provide a fantastic experience with rich bass and long hours of playback that too at affordable prices. My only complaint is the absence of a USB Type-C port in Airdots, but hey, that’s just me. For others, I don’t think it will make much difference. So go ahead and get yourself a perfect music companion in the form of Redmi Airdots.
Where to buy Xiaomi Redmi AirDots?
You can get it from Amazon and Flipkart in India. As per 2022, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Earbud 3 Pro with Bluetooth 5.2, Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive Audio Technology, 86 ms Low Latency, Multi-Functional Touch Control