Xiaomi has been in the business of audio products for a long time now, but it took the company a while to bring its first pair of true wireless earphones to India. Launched alongside the Mi Box 4K and Mi 10 smartphone, the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 is priced at Rs. 4,499, promising a premium true wireless listening experience, plus Xiaomi’s typically competitive pricing. Although the company launched the much more affordable Redmi Earbuds S soon after, Xiaomi maintains that the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 is a more feature-filled product for more advanced users, similar to the way other Mi and Redmi products have been positioned.
While I was initially unsure of just where the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 might fit in amongst the competition in the sub-Rs. 5,000 true wireless space, the answer is a lot clearer now. These earphones aren’t the best in the segment when it comes to musicality – the JVC HA-A10T is our current champion there. Instead, the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 offer a more rounded experience that will suit a number of usage situations. Whether you need to use the earphones indoors, outdoors, for music, or for calls, these earphones will do a decent job.
Features such as USB Type-C charging, environmental noise cancellation, and in-ear detection add to the quality of the product. That said, codec support is a bit strange given that Xiaomi has gone with the less-used LHDC codec. There’s also no water resistance, and overall battery life is average at best. On the whole though, this is a good option to consider, particularly if you need a good true wireless headset for phone calls, and you already own a Xiaomi phone that supports the LHDC codec.
Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2
The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 is an impressive headset when it comes to lows, and I quite liked how this lively track sounded when it came to thump and drive.
- Comfortable fit
- Wide, detailed sound
- Tight bass
- USB Type-C charging
- Good for voice calls
- Poor passive noise isolation
- No water resistance
- Common high-quality Bluetooth codecs not supported
- Average battery life
Value for money