Among the large amount of new products announced by Xiaomi last month, we also find the Redmi Buds 4 Pro, the company’s new true wireless headphones that aim to raise the bar in terms of quality compared to previous models. An iconic design and cutting-edge technology are the cards put on the table by Xiaomi to offer a functional and quality product. Will it really be like this? Thanks to Xiaomi, we got our hands on the new Redmi Buds 4 Pro and this is their review.
So let’s find out all the characteristics of the headphones and how they behaved during our test.
Our review of the Redmi Buds 4 Pro wireless headphones
The cuffie wireless Redmi Buds 4 Pro boast an ergonomic design and a unique listening experience full of details thanks also to a powerful noise cancellation that reduces up to 98% noise external. Super-fast charging provides excellent battery life and audio quality, an immersive experience.
Starting with order, the design of Redmi Buds 4 Pro boasts Xiaomi’s now-iconic minimalist style. The headphones are available in two colors Midnight Black and Moon White (the ones we got our hands on). The headphones have the classic shape of most wireless headphones and are made of quality plastic that gives an excellent feel. This version is characterized by a silver detail in the stem, near the touch area. The oval case maintains the same style and quality of materials and features, in addition to the Type-C input for charging, a bluetooth pairing button.
In the package, in addition to the headphones and the case, we find two pairs of spare rubbersil charging cable da USB a USB Tipo-C, le warranty information and the instruction manual.
Coming to the most important point of a pair of true wireless headphones, the technology inside such a small device always leaves us surprised. In particular, the Redmi Buds 4 Pro they are real premium earphones despite the low cost (which we will see later). The Redmi Buds 4 Pro in fact they boast a technology LDAC a bit rates up to 990 kbps and audio resolutions of 96 kHz/24-bit and higher. These numbers translate into excellent Hi-Fi audio quality and immersive sound. Speaking of which, the headphones use Xiaomi’s proprietary HRTF audio algorithm to simulate the realistic and genuine sound.
To back this up, we also have really effective noise cancellation. We are talking about one noise reduction up to 43dB, blocking up to 99.3% of external noise. The cancellation can be balanced between various intensities (Low, Balanced, High) and adapt to various situations so that you can listen to music and still be aware of the surrounding sounds, or focus solely on the audio. The presence of three microphones helps to reduce external sounds and simultaneously improve the quality of the call by reducing annoying noises such as that caused by the wind.
Concludes the technology of the Redmi Buds 4 Pro, one long battery life that can last up to 9 hours on a single charge or up to 36 hours of use with the charging case.
Our test of the Redmi Buds 4 Pro
We had the Redmi Buds 4 Pro on trial for about 1 month, during which time they became our everyday true wireless. Let’s start immediately by saying that from the point of view of design and materials used, once again, the Xiaomi standards are respected. The white color appears elegant and minimal even if in the long run, any stains are very visible.
The headphones are practical and ergonomic and once the rubber pads suitable for the shape of our ears have been selected, they are stable despite the various movements that can be made. We took them with us really everywhere, at home, at the gym and on trips and they always remained in their place. The audio quality is clear and immersive and the cancellation has left us particularly satisfied. Not so much voice quality, not really crystal clear compared to the competition.
Big appreciation forbattery life that respects the duration declared by Xiaomi. Important note, after experimenting with the actual battery life for the purposes of the review, we were never able to fully discharge them. The 36 hours of continuous use are enough to make you remember, every now and then, to put the headphones in charge and take advantage of the quick charge to enjoy over 30 minutes of music in just 5 minutes of charging.
And the flaws?
As with any device, the flaws abound. In addition to the already anticipated not so high recording quality, the touch controls are still quite awkward. Pinch or slide along the stem are not properly effective commands and are not always received by the sensor as they should. Through the Xiaomi app we will be able to customize the commands but this leads us to another flaw.
The aforementioned App is present only on PlayStore. Apple users will still be able to take advantage of the quality of the headphones but as regards the management of the commands or the initial calibration of the headphones, they will have to go on without, reducing the experience that the Redmi Buds 4 Pro offer.
The review of the new Redmi Buds 4 Pro in brief
However, the few defects of the Redmi Buds 4 Pro must not mislead youwe’re really talking about a pair of high quality True Wireless which acquire even more value when related to the value for money. Everything we’ve read so far can in fact be yours for about €89.99, a more than competitive price when compared to the high-level True Wireless on the market.