Thu. Dec 1st, 2022
Xiaomi launches two new pairs of wireless headphones at a bargain price

Xiaomi has just presented its Redmi Buds 4 and Redmi Buds 4 Pro headphones in China, headphones with noise reduction for a price of less than 100 euros.

The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro // Source: Xiaomi

This Tuesday, on the occasion of the presentation of its new connected bracelet, the Smart Band 7, Xiaomi also lifted the veil on two new pairs of wireless headphones, the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 and Redmi Buds 4 Pro.

With such similar names, the two new pairs of Xiaomi earphones logically share some common ground. This is the case of its format, since here it is about two pairs of in-ear headphones. Therefore, they will offer passively insulated silicone tips. In addition, both models incorporate active noise reduction, but at a different level as we will see later. We are also facing, in both cases, a box that charges only thanks to the USB-C socket and not wirelessly, by induction.

However, the similarities between the two models end there, and even in terms of design, we have two very different looking pairs of wireless earphones. As for the Redmi Buds 4, Xiaomi seems to have adopted a design quite similar to that of the Redmi Buds 3 Pro. So we have a vertical ovoid case with stemless earphones. An aspect reminiscent of the Google Pixel Buds. The earbuds themselves weigh 4.5 grams each and are IP54-rated for protection against sweat and rain, while the case measures 48.6 x 64.9 x 26.2mm.

The characteristics of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4
The characteristics of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 // Source: Xiaomi

We are entitled to active noise reduction, but limited to a 35 dB reduction of ambient sounds with three levels of adjustment. The headphones also offer a transparent mode to be aware of your surroundings. Each earbud also has two microphones to better focus your voice and capture it during voice calls. For sound reproduction, the Redmi Buds 4 benefit from 10mm diameter transducers. Xiaomi does not specify the codecs used, but we can safely expect support for only AAC and SBC.

The headphones also feature touch controls and wear detection. However, as is often the case with Xiaomi, you will have to use a smartphone from the manufacturer to enjoy the full experience, since no application developed by Xiaomi allows you to manage the headphones. Fortunately, there are now third-party apps that can control them on phones from other brands. Finally, for autonomy, the Redmi Buds 4 can work for 6 hours without noise reduction.

Redmi Buds 4 Pro with dual transducers

For its part, the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro offer a different design, closer to that of Apple’s AirPods Pro. Therefore, we have a longer sleeve with earphones equipped with temples. The headphones on this occasion have active noise reduction that can reach up to 43 dB thanks to three microphones per earpiece. Xiaomi also communicates with a sound of “high Fidelity” using its dual 10mm and 6mm drivers. A system that Samsung already uses in particular in its Galaxy Buds Pro to better restore both bass and treble.

The characteristics of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro
The characteristics of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro // Source: Xiaomi

Due to the autonomy of its headphones, Xiaomi communicates this time about 9 hours of use without active noise reduction.

Currently, the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 and Redmi Buds 4 Pro are only released in China. The first models are offered at a price of 199 yuan, or 28 euros, while the latest ones are shown at 399 yuan, or 56 euros. As with the Xiaomi Band 7, we can expect marketing in the rest of the world, and in particular in France, in the coming months.

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