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Xiaomi Redmi AirDots vs Xiaomi Mi AirDots: Differences and Similarities

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots vs Xiaomi Mi AirDots: Differences and Similarities

By  Fields Corrielus 2019-09-13 12820 0

Xiaomi has plunged into the world of Bluetooth headsets. It currently has three outstanding models:Xiaomi AirDots Pro, Xiaomi AirDots and Xiaomi Redmi AirDots. Mientras that the AirDots Pro are in the form of AirPods (long and hard), the cheapest models have the smallest design and button, from my point of view the latter are more comfortable and, moreover, are the most interesting for having a better quality-price ratio, so we are going to focus on the Xiaomi AirDots and the Xiaomi Redmi AirDots, but which are better?

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots vs Xiaomi Mi AirDots 

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots vs Xiaomi Mi AirDots: similarities

Xiaomi Mi AirDots and Redmi AirDots TWS headphones are actually very similar.

Both have an internal 40 mAh battery in each headset and a 300 mAh battery in the box. With this, both models achieve an autonomy of about 3 hours at average volume for each charge of the headphones. And 3 full charges of the headphones for each charge of the battery of the transport box.

The box of both models has a led on the front that is shown red while charging the box and green when the charge is finished. Unfortunately neither of the two boxes has leds to indicate the level of charge of the battery of the box, which can not be known with the mobile either, so we are a little blind to know when we have to charge it.

Also, the headphones only detect the box if it has charge, so if we remove the headphones and put them in the box when it is discharged, they will not detect it and will stay on until the whole battery of the headphones is consumed.

Both headphones mount a 7.2 mm driver that provides a very similar audio. The sound quality is decent, but nothing of the other world. It's a battle headset for everyday life. To listen to some music, YouTube videos or podcasts, not to enjoy the details of a soundtrack. But come on, they sound pretty good. The vast majority don't need more...

As far as usability is concerned, both are very similar as well. They have a microphone (located on the right earpiece) for calls and for the telephone attendant, but it is only heard well in quiet environments. If there is a lot of background noise, the voice will sound very weak (distant). This is normal for this type of headset.

In addition, both have buttons that allow you to pause or play the music (one click) and call the mobile assistant (two clicks), however, no model allows you to jump song or change the volume.

Also, in both models we can use only the right or left earpiece loose, if we do not want to use both at once. This way you can increase the autonomy up to 5 hours, because we save the consumption of the TWS connection.

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots vs Xiaomi Mi AirDots 

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots vs Xiaomi Mi AirDots: Differences

Color: Xiaomi Mi AirDots are white, while Redmi AirDots are black.

Headphone Size: The size of the Redmi AirDots headset is a few millimeters smaller than that of Xiaomi Mi AirDots. That's why Redmi AirDots are recommended for those with small ears. However, Redmi AirDots can be small and dance or move a little to those with larger ears.

Box size: The box of Xiaomi Mi AirDots is a little bigger and weighs a little more than the box of the Redmi, however, they have the same load capacity.

Buttons: Redmi AirDots have physical buttons, while Xiaomi Mi AirDots have capacitive buttons. This means that, to control playback and pause, in Redmi AirDots, we have to force the headset into the ear and it goes in or out of the ear a little bit more. That's why, from my point of view, Xiaomi Mi AirDots are more comfortable in this respect. You touch the headset and the button is activated, no need to press. Keep in mind that this has the disadvantage that they are much more sensitive so we can press them without wanting to put them on.

Codecs: Redmi AirDots use the SBC codec, while Mi uses the AAC codec. In theory the AAC codec is somewhat superior to the SBC, but in practice, between these two headphones, there is no difference in sound quality or lag.

Price: Redmi AirDots usually cost about $22.99, while Xiaomi Mi AirDots cost about $37.99 on Gearbest.


From my point of view, the differences in technical characteristics are almost minimal. One of the factors that could be decisive for me is the buttons that are much more comfortable on Xiaomi Mi AirDots. However, since they don't allow you to control the volume, I hardly use them on any of the models, so I'll stick with the Xiaomi Redmi AirDots.They are more discreet, sound just as good and cost a lot less. That's why I think Redmi AirDots are better value for money. Still, if you're interested in Redmi AirDots, don't miss my review of the Haylou GT1. They have better bass and tactile controls. Also, the sensitivity of the touch controls is better than Mi AirDots, so there are fewer false clicks when we put the headphones on.

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots vs Xiaomi Mi AirDots
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