The world of wireless audio may not appeal to everyone, including me. But if we don’t hop onto the bandwagon anytime soon, our smartphone choices are going to get extremely narrowed down in the near future. So with a price as low as NPR 2500 approximately, I feel the Redmi Airdots are a pretty good deal for a first-timer. So let’s find out if it is worth the risk of getting a pair of wireless earphones holding a dirt-cheap price tag!
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
- Redmi Airdots
- Redmi Case
- 2 extra pairs of ear tips
- User manual (which won’t be of any help unless you know how to read Chinese!)
- Sleek and stylish looks
- Matte black finish on the case
- Compact and portable
- Lightweight while using
- 40 mAh battery on each Airdot, 300 mAh battery on case
Like all other Xiaomi products, the Redmi Airdots look sleek and stylish, and the case has a matte black finish. The Airdots look smaller than Apple AirPods and the following copies released by other brands. Moreover, the packaging provides 2 more pairs of ear tips, of different sizes. So you need not worry about the Airdots fitting you right!
Each side comes with a button and tiny lights that indicate the pairing/ charging status. Pairing the Redmi Airdots will turn the lights blue-white whereas putting them back in the case will turn it red showing that they are charging.
One complaint I’ve got with the ‘looks’ is that the L and R stickers were stuck upside down which confused me as a first-time user.
Since the Redmi Airdots are lightweight, I didn’t feel a thing while they were on. However, because they are so snugly fit in the first place, pressing the buttons, again and again, might push them further inside which can get uncomfortable. Further, the Airdots are ‘splashproof’ so that’s a plus for all the gym enthusiasts. But I will strictly advise you to not test them out in the heavy Kathmandu rains!
Hassle-free! Brownie points to Redmi for not making us download an extra app for the pairing process. Just turn on your Bluetooth and the list of devices will indicate ‘Redmi Airdots R’. Tap on it and you’re good to go.
Keeping in mind the price, I was pretty impressed with the clarity. I listened to music, watched videos on YouTube and even called up friends with zero distortion. Yes, the sound quality isn’t top-notch but it doesn’t suck either. I mean, what do you expect at this price tag?
One complaint would be the lack of bass. Of course, you can turn the volume louder but who would want to tear their eardrums just to enjoy some bass?
PS: You might want to turn down the volume of your phone’s media before listening to music on the Redmi Airdots because these tiny guys are pretty loud!
With 40 mAh battery, the Redmi Airdots will last you for a good 3-4 hours. The 300 mAh battery case charges it on the go so you don’t need to worry about the airdots dying on you in the middle of a song. The Airdots take 1 hour and 30 minutes to charge from 0-100 whereas the case takes 2 hours. The case also has an LED indicator that turns red while charging.
Overall, the Redmi airdots are great because it’s dirt cheap. It may not be a ‘must-have’ product it’s definitely ‘worth a try’! Especially if you’re as reluctant as me about shifting to wireless earphones, this one’s great to y’know…just…test the waters.
All the best and happy Dashain!