After experiencing the Redmi Buds 4 Pro for some time, we found that it has a lot of good things to offer, especially in the under $80 price range. However, if you want to know whether these are the best wireless earbuds for Android or if it worth buying or not? Then stick with this Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro review.
The Redmi Buds 4 Pro is a wireless Bluetooth earbuds that brings great technologies with extremely impressive sound quality. Xiaomi is a tech company with a vast product ecosystem including an audiophile line. Although it has recently developed this segment, Xiaomi has made a great impression on users, especially the Redmi Buds 4 Pro.
Redmi Buds 4 Pro Review
Design and wearing feel
Overall, the Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a design that is not very prominent as with other audiophile Bluetooth earbuds in the same category, yet a rectangular box-shaped design that is curved at the corners. As with the white variant, due to its glossy surface, it tends to stick to a lot of fingerprint sweat, but most of us will hardly notice it.
One thing we are quite satisfied with about Redmi Buds 4 Pro is that it has a very solidly designed hinge, you can open and fold it thousands of times without worrying about damage. The wireless Bluetooth earbuds notch is also quite deep, along with strong magnetic attraction to help keep the headset extremely sturdy.
However, we feel that the details at the junction between the lid and the lower body have not been completed very carefully, there is still a slight gap between this junction. It is not a weakness, but it would be perfect if Xiaomi paid more attention to this part.
As for the housing part of this wireless Bluetooth earbuds, most of it is designed from plastic, and it is glossy plastic, so it tends to pick up quite a few fingerprints. However, this situation is also mitigated by the rear metal cladding.
In terms of weight, each earphone weighs around 5 grams, which is very light, plus Xiaomi has designed this earbud very well, so we don’t feel heaviness after listening continuously for a few hours.
As we said in the section above, you will need to download an app called “Xiaomi Earbuds” to boost all the features of the Redmi Buds 4 Pro. However, one inconvenience is that this application is currently available only on Play Store.
With the Xiaomi Earbuds app, you can use it to toggle noise control mode, set different sound effects, and edit with gestures. There’s also a key feature called “Ear tip Fit Test” that helps you choose the right set of rubber tips that best fit the mold of your ear.
The Redmi Buds 4 Pro also has a Dual connectivity feature, which means you can connect two different devices at the same time. We find this feature quite useful as we often use headphones to connect to our phones, and laptops, and every time we use it, it doesn’t take us as long to switch off as before. However, there is still a weakness in that if you are listening on another device and there is a notification on the other device, the Xiaomi buds will automatically stop playing music.
With the active noise cancellation mode, when we go out on the road, we can hardly hear the traffic noise anymore, the outside noise is eliminated, and only the sound in the headset remains. As for the Transparency mode, when we turned it on, we could hear sounds from the outside environment, but it was not very clear.
In our opinion, it’s easiest to distinguish between the two modes when you’re wearing it without music playing, and nearly impossible to differentiate when even at 50%. In addition, the Redmi Buds 4 Pro also has a sensor to automatically detect when the headset is in the ear, and play/stop music when wearing/removing the headset.
For operations on the headset, Xiaomi still has touch operations on the metal casing on both sides of the earcups. Personally, we like the touch operation, it’s very easy to manipulate, and it’s not difficult to detect presses like the pressure sensor on other headsets.
In terms of sound, we think this time Xiaomi did a great job on Redmi Buds 4 Pro. The first thing that pleases us is the sound customizations on the Xiaomi Earbuds app. With this app, you can customize active or transparency noise canceling modes, or also set up the sound effects you want such as bass, vocals or treble, etc.
Finally coming to the sound quality, this is probably what makes us most satisfied with this headset. With Redmi Buds 4 Pro, Xiaomi has invested in very good hardware and technology, so the sound quality on this headset is impressive. We have listened to many genres, and according to our general assessment, these audiophile Bluetooth earbuds are well-balanced.
We have heard of ballads such as “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe or “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns, we see that the singer’s voice is very clearly enhanced, the details of the timbres, as well as the instruments, are done very well, bright, clear, and not glare at all. However, we found the treble part to be a bit lagging and encroached upon by the rest of the sound.
With more vibrant songs like “Mercy” by Shawn Mendes, which has a lot of instruments used, we find the drum sound is quite solid, the bass has a moderate depth, and there is no feeling of ear fatigue when listening for a long time. The snare sound is also clear and crisp, and instrumental playing in the background like lead guitar and piano can be heard clearly.
About the time of use, according to our Redmi Buds 4 Pro review test in active noise canceling mode with 70% volume, the earbuds can listen continuously for 5 to 6 hours and can last up to nearly 8 hours when the ANC mode is turned off. The charging time of the headset is also quite fast, only about 40 minutes for charging two earbuds and about 75 minutes for charging the case only.
With the listed price of £85.16 on Amazon.co.uk and $99.99 on Amazon.com with a $20 Coupon discount during checkout (at the time of writing), we think this Redmi Buds 4 Pro is too worth it. With only $80, you have a headset with lots of great features, the most balanced sound quality in the price range, and enough battery life to use within a day.