The Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro feature a slightly different approach than the flip-top earbud cases and even the ones that come inside a cylinder that are more common. The earbuds are packaged inside a stylish container Xiaomi calls the Space Capsule, which opens up to show them waiting for you to pull them out frontwards. It’s an unconventional strategy that differs just enough to be noticeable. What do Xiaomi’s most recent earbuds provide you with once you move past the initial experience? We have all the information.
The earbuds look fantastic inside the sleek case, which is available in either the silvery color seen in our images or a bling-tactic bright gold. They have swooping lines and polished casing that glitters in the light. Each one is kept in place magnetically and is simple to remove for use. The case itself, albeit beautiful, might be difficult to open due to its smooth surface and lack of a place to insert a fingernail.
Three alternative earbud sizes are provided by Xiaomi, and the accompanying Xiaomi Earbuds app features a fitment-monitoring feature to ensure you’re using the ones that will work best for you. The manufacturer has not disclosed the drivers’ specifications, however it has stated that the earbuds support the Hi-Res LDAC codec in addition to SBC and AAC codecs. Moreover, Xiaomi has included Dimensional Audio, its own take on spatial audio, which allows head-tracking for a more immersive listening experience.
The Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is controlled by the touch controls on the stems, which also provide haptic feedback to confirm inputs. According to Xiaomi, the earbuds can effectively muffle sound up to 48 decibels, with six distinct levels available. Three levels of transparency are also available for usage during calls and in other circumstances where it’s important to be aware of your surroundings. There is also Bluetooth Multipoint accessible, which allows you to effortlessly swap between two paired devices.
The battery life comes last. With a single charge, the Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro should last nine hours, and 38 hours overall when using the battery inside the case. These are alleged numbers, and Xiaomi doesn’t specify whether they reflect ANC being on or off. Either a wireless charging pad or a USB Type-C cable are used to recharge the case.
The Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro retail at 239 British pounds, or roughly $286, and will be offered in the United Kingdom starting on February 27 through Xiaomi’s own online store. The Buds 4 Pro won’t be sold in America. As there are many excellent options available at nearly all price points in the competitive true wireless earbud market, Xiaomi will probably need to make a big impression with the price of the Buds 4 Pro to win over customers who are looking for more than just a clever, eye-catching shell.