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Xiaomi Redmi AirDots VS Apple AirPods 2: Why the Redmi AirDots So cheap?

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots VS Apple AirPods 2: Why the Redmi AirDots So cheap?

By  Joe Horner 2019-08-22 22681 0

Today to bring you guys two popular TWS headphones, respectively, Redmi AirDots and Apple AirPods. The prices are very different (Redmi AirDots sales $22.89, Apple AirPods sales $199), but the model is a little similar. Why the price difference is so big, let's take a look at the comparison of these two products!

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots VS Apple AirPods 2 

As the mainstream benchmark of the industry, Apple AirPods has attracted a large number of fans and has become a "standard" accessory for Apple users. Another new performance-price ratio artifact Xiaomi Redmi AirDots, as a popular representative of technology decentralization, its brightest point is cost-effective, the average user wants to experience TWS Bluetooth split headphones, will certainly give priority to accept products at this price.

Appearance and texture compare

Both TWS headphones use polycarbonate (plastic) material flip battery box design, Xiaomi Redmi AirDots charging box as a whole is more "square", the surface has been sanded matte treatment, the transition around the box cover slightly hard to enhance the quality. On the other hand, the surface of the Apple AirPods charging box is polished, which is more flat and round as a whole, while the fuselage is also smaller.

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots VS Apple AirPods 2 

The main body of the headphone is also made of polycarbonate, but the design style is very different.

The Apple AirPods is clearly EarPods (Apple wired headphones) off the wire, wearing part of the rear ear hanging outside the ear, this part includes the battery, the main microphone, the antenna and the metal ring connecting the contact, and the interaction is done by touching the finger.

The Xiaomi Redmi AirDots has an ear-in design, which is more "invisible" after wearing it, and it is easy to ignore its existence. Its microphone and components are in a small cavity. The specular edge-cutting oval part is the multi-functional physical key of the headset, which is completed by pressing.

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots VS Apple AirPods 2 

The physical buttons of the Redmi AirDots feel a little wobbly on the texture, and Apple AirPods, which uses touch interaction, doesn't have to worry about that at all. The Apple AirPods is significantly better at the compactness of the charging box and the overall workmanship of the headphones.

●In terms of texture: both models are in line with the relative price, the splicing of apples and the treatment of metal rings are obviously much better.

●In terms of design: as far as hanging in the ear or in the ear good-looking, it is a matter of opinion.

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots VS Apple AirPods 2 

Specifications compare


Apple AirPods 2

Redmi AirDots




Battery capacity

Battery box: 394mAh

Battery box: 300 mAh

Earphone: 93mAh/unit

Earphone: 40 mAh/unit

Charging time

The charging box charges the headphones for 15 minutes and the headphones can be used for 3 hours.

Battery box: 2h


Using time

Listen for 5 hours at a time and use the battery case for more than 24 hours

Listen for 4 hours at a time and use the battery case for more than 12 hours

Interactive mode

Touch control

Function key

The weight of the two headphones is mainly reflected in the battery case, and the Apple AirPods 2 is equipped with a battery case that supports wireless charging, which is 2g more than the weight of the first generation battery case. The overall headphones are 14g heavier than the Redmi AirDots.

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots VS Apple AirPods 2 

The two unilateral headphones weigh the same weight, but Apple brings more than twice the battery capacity, and the battery case is much larger than the Redmi. A larger battery means it can be worn for longer, and the battery case lasts more than twice as long as the Redmi Air Dots.

Using experience compare

Apple AirPods is better at connecting and interacting with each other.

After a pairing, the Apple AirPods opens the lid of the charging box and automatically connects to the previously paired phone, while the Redmi AirDots needs to remove the headset to connect. There seems to be no difference, but the perception of differences in experience is obvious.

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots VS Apple AirPods 2 

Usually we wear headphones on both sides, and Redmi hears the connection tone in turn. Apple, on the other hand, has opened the lid and succeeded in connecting itself. Apple AirPods can also detect users' wear through infrared sensors, play music automatically, and remove automatic pauses. Redmi AirDots does not support this operation.

The interaction between the two makes a huge difference in experience. Apple uses touch and Redmi use the physical button.

In the experience, the touch interaction of the Apple AirPods is matched with the half-ear structure, which does not transmit too much sound to the ear during operation. Redmi AirDots is a little embarrassed, the button itself will have a very obvious "click" sound, coupled with the earplug structure of the noise is even more uncomfortable. Moreover, pressing may also plug headphones into the ear canal.

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots VS Apple AirPods 2​ 


It is possible that some consumers will not compare it with another product with so much price difference before buying it, because they only want to replace their wired headphones and find a good helper for phones that do not have earphone holes. But it is also limited by the cost of, Redmi AirDots and Apple AirPods in the grasp of the details reflects a large gap. Performance-to-price ratio is an advantage, but also to face up to its shortcomings, this is also the "unscientific comparison" want to explain the point of view.

If you just need to answer the phone once in a while and commute to listen to music and watch videos, it's recommended that you buy Xiaomi Redmi AirDots, because it meets your basic needs and is affordable enough, but think about it for a little bit less than the details of the basic experience.

If you want a better experience and higher requirements for interaction and control of detail, you'll have to spend more money to buy the Apple AirPods.

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