Audio is a product category that has received a lot of attention from Xiaomi recently. The company already has a myriad of wired, neckband-style wireless, and Bluetooth speakers in its portfolio. One thing that has long been requested and missing from the audio lineup is actually wireless earbuds. Well, the wait is finally over today. Mi True Wireless Earphones 2, which made its global debut in March this year, has been launched in India.
Mi True Wireless Earphones 2: Specs and Features
Xiaomi’s TWS earbuds are definitely inspired by Apple Airpods. The half-ear design, along with the embossed stem with touch controls, feels very similar. The resemblance does not end there as Xiaomi has created its quick pairing animation in MIUI and it looks similar to Apple.
When you open the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 charging case, a pop-up notification for pairing the earbuds will pop up on your Xiaomi device. It will then display battery information for both the case and earbuds, which is very rare.
Moving on compared to AirPods, the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 includes 14.2 mm drivers for more powerful, bass-powered sound output. Each earbud weighs only 4.5 grams, which is quite light, while the case is about 50 grams. This means that the Mi True Wireless earphones are 2 pocketable and easy to carry around.
These earbuds support in-year wear detection. When you apply earbuds to your ear, they are equipped with an infrared sensor. The music will automatically stop when you take them out and when you put them in your ears. The earbuds connect over Bluetooth 5.0 and support the LDHC Hi-Res audio codec.
Another highlight of Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 is ENC (Environmental Noise Cancellation). Each earbud is equipped with two mics to cancel out background noise and deliver a crisp audio experience. Earbuds also support touch control. You can tap the left earbud twice on the right earbud to play/pause the music, accept the call, and call the voice assistant – be it Google Assistant or Alexa.
For battery life, Xiaomi has promised a continuous playback of up to 4 hours on a single charge, which is a bit at the bottom. You can top the earbuds about 3.5 times with a charging case, which boasts a built-in battery of 250mAh. This total battery life takes up to 14 hours, which is less than that of Realme Buds Air or Noise Shots X5 Pro. The price of the three earbuds is quite similar in India. It takes about 1 hour 10 minutes to fully charge the case.
Price and availability
Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 is priced at Rs. 4,499 in India, which is a great price for these TWS earbuds which are specifically tuned for Indian users. Xiaomi Mi is offering True Wireless Earphones 2 at an introductory price of Rs. 3,999 from 12 May to 17 May
Xiaomi’s first pair of TWS earbuds will come in the same white color and will go on sale from May 12 on Xiaomi’s official website, Amazon India, and its offline stores.