Xiaomi packs active noise cancellation into its $25 neckbuds

After marking its huge segment in the smartphone market in India,, Xiaomi has released affordable audio products in the country, including A smart speaker And Really wireless buds.

Today, the company announced a new 16W Bluetooth speaker and Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Pro – and I’m interested in the latter. Why you ask New neck (Come at a nominal price of 1,800 (about $ 25)) and have active noise cancellation. You often do not find ANC in audio devices at this price point, as search on marketplaces like Amazon shows.

I haven’t tried the pair yet, so I can’t judge on its performance. But this The price of the feature set seems commendable. In addition to active noise cancellation, it offers a playback time of 20 hours and a splash and sweatproof design, which can be good for workouts.

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Xiaomi says that you can enable active noise cancellation with one click, and it will reduce the surrounding noise 25dB.

In terms of sound, it has a 10 mm bass driver. So, this would be the best sound quality for listening to casual music or podcasts.

I love the neckband form factor because I can hang them on my neck and forget about them, even if I’m not using them. And when I get a call, I can quickly lock them in my ears without bringing them back from my pocket.

This is why i use OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 Regular. They are not the best neckbuds out there, but they are comfortable and sturdy.

I am not expecting to compete with AirPods Pro or Sony’s reliable WH series in terms of noise cancellation. But it can be a budget backup I want to keep in my carry bag everyday, And use it to take a call or work from a cafe.

I have ordered a pair, and one time I will use them a little and tell you if it is worth $ 25. You can buy them from Xiaomi’s site in India.

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Published February 22, 2021 – 08:52 UTC