This is just a quick review of Xiaomi’s Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic 2 also known as the AirDots 2. These Earbuds were released in 2020 and succeeded the basic Redmi AirDots.
Currently, you can buy them on Jumia for Sh1,799, but for that price, I’m pretty sure you don’t expect the best quality or any quality at all, well, these earbuds surprised me.
The AirDots 2 are light-weight quality earbuds measuring only 4.1g per earbud with built-in microphones for taking calls and connecting to the Google voice assistant. The AirDots come with a multi-function button (not touch controls) on both earbuds which you can use to answer/end calls, control media playback, and wake the Google Voice assistant.
They feature a Bluetooth 5.0 chipset and 7.2mm dynamic driver providing both stereo and mono modes. The 7.2-mm sound unit has medium and low frequencies after what Xiaomi calls repeated tuning by acoustic experts coupled with DSP noise cancellation technology, which filters out ambient noise, and provides you with crystal-clear sound quality.
I compared these earbuds that I purchased a couple of months ago for Sh2300 with the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds which I recently got a hold of and yes, the Airdots are miles better! They sound better, with deeper bass and crisp sounds, they even last longer and are more comfortable to wear. Interestingly, the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds are Over Sh8,000 more.
If you’re looking for wireless buds and are on a budget, I confidently recommend the Airdots 2.
AirDots 2 Full Specs
Name: Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic 2 (Redmi Airdots 2)
Dimension: 26.65 x 16.4 x 21.6 mm
Net weight: 4.1g (per earbud)
Range: 10m without obstacles
Bluetooth profiles: HFP/A2DP/HSP/AVRCP
Battery capacity: 43mAh (per Earbud)
Charging time: 1.5 hours
Battery life: 4 hrs (earbuds only), 12 hrs with Case
Charging Case Specs
Charging time: 2 hrs
Battery capacity: 300 mAh
Battery Type: Lithium-ion
Dimension: 62 x 40 x 27.2 mm
Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic 2 (Airdots 2)
What I Liked
- Very Very affordable price point. Incredible battery life. Above-average sound quality.
What I Didn't Like
- Confused naming, Hard to press multi-function buttons. Absolutely low-quality microphone.