Wed. Dec 7th, 2022
Redmi Buds 4 and 4 Pro official: Xiaomi bets on low-cost wireless headphones

Xiaomi has formalized two new pairs of wireless headphones, the Redmi Buds 4 and Redmi Buds 4 Pro. Price, availability and features, here are the first elements that are known about them.

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Source: Xiaomi

The wireless headphone market is still booming. Xiaomi puts one more stone in the building by presenting its Redmi Buds 4 and Redmi Buds 4 Pro, recently official for the French market. The version “Pro“It had already been introduced in China in August 2022, without it being known at that time if a launch was planned from our side.

At the same time, the brand today unveiled other products, such as a connected kibble dispenser and water fountain, a series of vacuum cleaners and a robot vacuum cleaner, two smartphones, a new TV, and the RedmiPad tablet. In addition, the Smart Band 7 Pro connected bracelet has arrived in France.

Algorithm and AI in the menu

The Redmi Buds 4 Pro opt for an in-ear format that provides passive isolation from outside noise. Added to this is an active noise cancellation function (up to 43 dB), managed by three microphones and various algorithms. According to Xiaomi, the developed AI makes it possible to accurately identify human voices to better erase them. A total of four modes are offered.

One of them is an adaptive mode that manages to detect ambient noise and choose the most appropriate level of noise cancellation. And this, in order to better adapt to your environment and your needs.

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Source: Xiaomi

On the autonomy side, the Chinese brand promises up to 9 hours on a single charge. A value that goes up to 36 hours thanks to the energy provided by the casing. To stay alert on the street or in transport, a double transparency mode, Regular and Enhance Voice, has been integrated to listen to the noises around you.

The wireless headphones are also based on a 10mm and 6mm dual driver system. It also requires compatibility with SBC, AAC and LDAC Bluetooth audio codecs, a weight of 46 grams and a Hi-Res Audio Wireless and IP54 certification (resistant to splashes of water and infiltration of dust).

Interestingly, the press release does not mention an LHDC 4.0 codec, which was discussed at the Chinese conference this summer.

Redmi Buds 4: less durable and less effective in noise reduction

For its part, the Redmi Buds 4 offer a battery life of 30 hours with the charging case, or up to 6 hours with a single full charge. Therefore, fewer listening hours are available. Still in in-ear format, this model also benefits from a double transparency mode, but with active noise reduction managed this time by two microphones.

We should therefore expect slightly less efficient ambient noise attenuation, 35 dB more precisely. Like its big brother, IP54 certification is included, while the brand only mentions a single 10mm transducer. Weighing 49 grams with the case, the Redmi Buds 4 can be recharged to 100% in less than 2 hours.

Redmi Buds 4 and Buds 4 Pro: price and availability

The Redmi Buds 4 Pro (Moon White and Midnight Black) and Redmi Buds 4 (Light Blue and Gloss White) are available from Tuesday, October 4 at prices of 89.99 and 69.99 euros, respectively, through official channels. from Xiaomi and Amazon. An introductory offer gives access to a discount of 10 euros in case of purchase between October 4 and 10.

More generally, the Redmi Buds 4 Pro are positioned in a highly disputed price segment, where excellent references have recently multiplied. One thinks in particular of the Nothing ear (1), launched at 100 euros, but available around 90 euros, but also of the Sony WF-C500, sold for 100 euros at launch, 69 euros today.

The Redmi Buds 4 will rub shoulders with the Realme Buds Air 3, which can be found around 60 euros.

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