The Mi True Wireless Earphones is Xiaomi’s attempt at the truly wireless earbuds segment. Employing a very AirPods like design, the Mi True Wireless Earphones bring you that wireless freedom along with features like touch gestures, splash and sweat resistance and active noise cancellation at a very attractive price tag.
The design of the Mi True Wireless Earphones bears more than a passing resemblance to the AirPods. It comes in a similar dental floss like casing with a top that opens up to reveal the earbuds inside. However, the case isn’t as compact as the AirPods and while it’s the same width and height it’s nearly twice the thickness.
On the front of the case is a white LED that blinks in various patterns to denote different states such as pairing or battery status. On the right side of the case is a button that can be pressed and held for pairing. On the bottom is a standard USB-C port for charging.
The lid is attached to a spring-loaded hinge and snaps shut magnetically. The hinge feels a bit too loose and doesn’t have the nice weighted feel of the lid of the AirPods case. It also doesn’t open wide enough always threatens to fall back down when in open position. Still, when closed, it will stay shut and won’t open even if shaken vigorously.
Inside the case are two large cavities for the individual earbuds. The contacts for charging at the base of the cavities, similar to the AirPods case.
Now, moving on to the earbuds, which have a tall wind mill like design. Just like the case, these earbuds are significantly larger than the AirPods in every dimension.
The earbuds have thick, tall stalks that house the electronics and radio modules for Bluetooth. Inside the main speaker units are additional electronics along with the battery and the driver.
Controls and Software
As mentioned before, the Mi True Wireless Earphones can be controlled through the touch pad on the side of each earbud. The controls don’t always quite work well because you’re hitting a small target at the side of your head, which you can’t see and it’s quite easy to miss it just slightly and the earbuds not respond at all.
The Mi True Wireless Earphones have no companion app, so you don’t have any additional features to customize with these. There’s also no way to upgrade the software on these and what you get out of the box is what you’ll have forever.
In terms of comfort, the Mi True Wireless Earphones perform well. They are comfortable to wear for long periods of time and after a while you even forget you’re wearing them, which is perhaps the highest compliment you can pay a pair of earphones or bluetooth headphones when it comes to comfort.
They are larger than AirPods or some of the other truly wireless earbuds, which means if you’re wearing them in bed and turn to your side, you do feel them against your head but other than that there’s not much to complain about here.
The Mi True Wireless Earphones are a decent sounding pair of earphones. In some ways they are an improvement over the sound of the AirPods and in some ways they are a regression.
The Mi True Wireless Earphones have an active noise canceling feature, which can be activated or deactivated by press and holding on either earbud touch panel.
The battery life of the Mi True Wireless Earphones is unimpressive. Despite the larger case and larger body of the earbuds themselves, the Mi True Wireless Earphones can only manage 3 hours of continuous playback and 10 hours with the battery in the case compared to the 5/24 hours of the AirPods. When empty, they take about an hour to charge back completely.
Good battery life
For a very affordable price you are getting a fully wireless pair of earbuds that also happen to be sweat and water resistant. To purchase the Xiaomi mi Air true Wireless earphone visit Banggood.com