Redmi Earbuds S, true wireless earbuds launched in India. Actually it is a rebranded version of AirDots S, which was announced in China, last month. It is the first earbuds launched by the company in the Indian market. Launched under Rs. 2,000, the earbuds offer decent sound quality and good battery life.
Design & Build
The earbuds are very tiny, light and can very easily fit in your ears. The exterior of the earbuds comes in a rectangular shape with a matte black finish. Xiaomi ships the earbuds with three different sizes of ear tips so customers can choose according to their comfort. They weigh just 4.1gm each. At the back of the earbuds, there is a micro-USB port for charging. The earbuds have an LED that blinks when charging and when ready to pair. Once earbuds get paired LED dimmed out.
It has touch-sensitive buttons on the earbuds. A single click can play/pause the song, double click to accept/reject calls, long press to activate digital assistant, and triple press to turn on low latency mode for gaming. Unfortunately, earbuds don’t have touch controls for sound.
The other disappointing feature is that earbuds don’t support ‘Quick Pairing.’ So you need to manually pair your earbuds to other compatible Bluetooth devices. The earbuds also don’t allow to pair two or more devices at once. If one device is already connected and you wanted to connect another device, then first you need to disconnect the connected device then pair the new device.
The earbuds offer decent sound quality at low and mid-bass. The volume levels are not very high and above 80% volume starts deteriorating. The earbuds do a pretty good job of eliminating the noise and offer clear sound during audio calls. We think in the is the price range, Xiaomi offers good audio quality for video/audio calls.
The earbuds come with 7.2mm drivers and are IPX4 certified for water and dust resistance. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 for sound and audio quality. The earbuds also feature a new low-latency gaming mode.
The earbuds can offer up to 4-hours of battery life that can be extended up to 12-hours via charging case. The charging case takes around 2-hours to get fully charged via a MicroUSB charging cable. Unfortunately, Xiaomi won’t ship the MicroUSB charging cable so you need to buy it separately. Redmi Earbuds S also supports digital voice assistant. So you will get the chance to use either Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa.
Xiaomi Redmi Earbuds S is priced at Rs 1,799. It is available via Amazon, Mi stores, and other Xiaomi’s Mi Home and Mi Studio stores.
Redmi Earbuds S is one of the cheapest earbuds available in the market right now. The earbuds are IPX4 rated and offer a dedicated gaming mode. The charging case also supports MicroUSB, which I think is pretty good, considering the price. If you are tight with your budget and don’t want to spend money on some high-end earbuds from Samsung and Apple, then it is good to buy.