Over the past few years, we’ve seen many manufacturers heading towards the wireless era. Today, we have the Redmi AirDots with us here and with it comes a low price tag – which essentially is what we’ve all come to know when it comes to Xiaomi/Redmi. The AirDots shocked me when I saw the price, and I just need to test it out since we do have a number of wireless earphones with us.
EDIT: For some regions, the Redmi AirDots is known as the Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic. They’re the same thing, just with a different name.
Also, beware of fake Redmi AirDots. More information here.
The packaging is somewhat different from Xiaomi or Redmi’s usual packaging design, employing a white and blue color scheme instead of their signature orange or red.
At the back of the packaging here we have its specs listed. It’s written in Chinese and I have no idea what it means. 🤷♂️
At the side, it is highlighted that the Redmi AirDots is using Bluetooth 5.0 but there is no Qualcomm aptX support (learn more here).
Opening up the box reveals that the Redmi AirDots only come with the earbuds themselves alongside with two more eartip sizes and a user manual. Everything is written in Chinese, by the way – that is why we are doing this tutorial to show you how to utilize the Redmi AirDots to its fullest potential.
The Redmi AirDots is nothing fancy in terms of design. It comes with a pure plastic black body which looks surprisingly sleek and mysterious for what it is.
The AirDots themselves are also made out of pure plastic, though they feel solid yet almost featherlight. When I wore them on my ears, it is as if I am wearing nothing and the earbuds did not fall out even when I shook my head vigorously.
In terms of features, the Redmi AirDots has a pressable button on each earbud. You can turn them off/on, enter pairing mode, and even factory reset. While listening to music, this button is only able to perform basic functions like pressing once to play/pause music and holding the button to bring up Google Assistant. Unfortunately, these are all the features that Redmi AirDots’ button can do.
Also, the right side of the Redmi AirDots is considered the “master side”. You will have to connect to the right side to have audio on the left as well.
We highly recommend you to watch the review + tutorial video that we have placed at the top as we demonstrated everything that was mentioned here.
Then comes the sound quality. Of course, this is the most important aspect of an audio device. The sound signature on the Redmi AirDots is actually pretty decent. It is heavy on bass while still maintaining great treble. I am blown away by the sound quality on the AirDots and I can definitely understand why many people will buy a Redmi AirDots now.
As for the battery life, the AirDots earbuds themselves lasted for about 4 hours before shutting down completely, which is acceptable. It’s nothing to boast about but not something to be criticized about.
When the AirDots themselves are placed into the cradle, there is a red LED on each earbud to indicate that it is charging. Once the earbuds have charged completely, the LED turns white.
As for the cradle, it has a bright red LED at the front of the cradle to indicate that it is charging. Once the cradle is completely charged, the LED goes away.
Wrapping up the Redmi AirDots review
For the price of just RM88 (or lower) or at USD $22.49 at GearBest, the Redmi AirDots gets a thumbs up from me. I highly recommended it – especially because of its price. Imagine losing one earbud – it’s not that heartwrenching since it’s this cheap, yes?