Xiaomi Mi Air 2 Pro Review
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Xiaomi Mi Air 2 Pro Review

Flagship TWS earbuds with ANC

Xiaomi has just recently introduced a new model of wireless earbuds called Xiaomi Mi Air 2 Pro. In this review, you will learn about the main features, build quality and materials, and most importantly, how the earbuds sound. The earbuds received a completely new design, ANC with support for the transparent mode, and good battery life.

Let's start a detailed review of the earbuds to see if they are worth every penny or not.


Xiaomi Mi Air 2 Pro: Specifications

Impedance: 32 ohms
Driver unit: 12 Dynamic driver
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
Frequency response: 20-20000Hz
Bluetooth protocol: SBC
Battery: 55(350)mAh
Charging Time: 90min
Connections: Type-C
Weight: 6.2(36)grams
Music Time: 7h


In the box

The new model of wireless earbuds comes in a rather large and premium black box. On the front, there is a drawing of the earbuds with the Mi logo.


Inside the box, I found a charging box with earbuds inside, instructions, a Type-C charging cable, and also five different ear tips.


Design and construction

The Xiaomi Mi Air 2 Pro is a brand new TWS earbud model that is unlike any previous model. Yes, these earbuds are made in the shape of Apple AirPods, but they have a completely different look and shape.


For example, I really liked the oval shape of the earbuds, which received a glossy shiny ceramic coating on the outside. Although the rest of the case is made of matte plastic, it is this gloss that gives a certain charm to the earbuds.


The build quality for earbuds with a big price tag is fairly typical, as is the case with more budget models. But, I cannot say that the build and materials are bad. No, they are pretty good.


Now in terms of convenience, the Xiaomi Mi Air 2 Pro was comfortable for my ears, but not for a long time of use. For example, after one or even two hours of wearing, my ears did not experience any discomfort. But for more than 2 hours, my ears began to hurt.


This is not strange, since the earbuds have ear tips, so the ears will start to flow faster than the semi-in-ear earbuds. But the big plus of ear tips for me is good sound insulation and richer sound.


You can use earbuds in sports, but during a workout in the gym. But for running, it is better to choose a slightly different model. As the earbuds may accidentally slip out of the ear canal.

The front of the earbuds has a touch-sensitive earbud control panel and an LED indicator. I can also note that three microphones are used in the earbud case. Where one is needed for feedback, another for frontal feedback, and the last one for phone calls. But I’ll talk about the quality of the microphone a little later. At the bottom of the leg, you can find two charging contacts.


As for the charging box, it is made entirely of matte plastic and has a small size. The case weighs about 60 grams and fits easily into a jeans pocket.

The lid of the charging box opens with virtually no backlash and has a magnetic connection. On the front, there is an LED indicator of the charge level, and on the back there is a platform for wireless charging.

A port with a Type-C connector is located at the bottom of the case, and a physical button for pairing earbuds is installed on the right end.


Connection and control

Despite the fact that the Xiaomi Mi Air 2 Pro earbuds have the same price as the flagship models, but the wireless connection remains the same. This is Bluetooth version 5.0.


During my testing, the earbud model did not lose its connection with the mobile device and the signal quality was always high. Note that the earbuds only have SBC audio codec and here I did not find aptX and AAC.

I would also like to tell you about the modes of use. There are three of them here – this is usual, the environment sounds mode and the active noise canceling mode. If we talk about latency, then they are very minimal and I was very comfortable playing shooters.

The earbuds are controlled through a ceramic coating on the front. I really liked the responsiveness and accuracy of the work. In terms of functionality, it has all the necessary functions, including volume control, switching tracks, and selecting different modes.


Sound and microphone quality

Xiaomi Mi Air 2 Pro wireless earbuds received a 12 mm dynamic driver with a liquid crystal composite diaphragm LCP. Thanks to this combination, the sound quality is at a very high level.


With the right size of ear tips, you can get an incredible experience of dynamic and clear sound.

The low frequencies showed themselves on the positive side, but I do not want to say that the earbuds have strong and massive bass. Yes, it is present, but in moderation. Also, the bass does not overlap the mid and high frequencies.

If we talk about the active noise cancellation mode, then the earbuds remove noise up to 35 dB. That is, in noisy places, such as public transport and others, external noises will not disturb you while listening to your favorite music. But I cannot say that the quality of ANC’s work is at a high level. Compared to flagship models, for example, from Apple or Sony earbuds, then Xiaomi still needs to grow a little.

Another but positive feature is the transparent mode. It is necessary for a large city so that you can easily hear the surrounding sounds. In the Mi Air 2 Pro earbud model, this function works pretty well. But note that the sound quality drops slightly when using this mode.

As I already mentioned, there are three microphones installed in each earbud and each of them performs its own function. In terms of call conversations, I had no problems. My interlocutors heard me clearly and accurately, even in noisy places.


Battery 

Another positive point for the Xiaomi Mi Air 2 Pro is the battery life. The manufacturer claims 7 hours of battery life. As my practice has shown, this is a realistic result and I could listen to about 7 hours of music at a 70% volume level.


But with ANC mode turned on, the battery life became about 4 hours and 20 minutes. In general, the total battery life using the charging box was up to 28 hours. In addition, the charging box supports fast charging. For 10 minutes of charging the earbuds, you can listen to music for up to 1.5 hours. The full charging time will take about 1.5 hours and the charging box also received a contactless charging method.


Conclusion

Xiaomi Mi Air 2 Pro is an unusual wireless earbud from the Chinese tycoon. They have a good mix of quality materials and workmanship, especially the ceramic touch control panel.

As for the main active noise canceling function, it does not work as perfectly as in the flagship earbuds. This is a nice feature for new earbuds in 2020. I also liked the work of the transparent mode, it seemed to me well-tuned and works at a good level.

The sound quality and microphone are at a very decent level. The same can be said about the battery life and the availability of fast charging.








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