Since they’ve been in our market officially, but also since before, Redmi’s TWS earbuds are always among the most chosen ones ever. Affordable, well-made and above all easy to use. But something more was missing, which even the Redmi AirDots 3 seemed to lack, then everything seems to have changed. Indeed, the TWS Redmi Buds 3 Pro (or AirDots 3 Pro depending on location) earbuds in this review are the first in the series to feature ANC, but will they have performed well?
Redmi Buds 3 Pro review
These Redmi Buds 3 Pro earbuds in review seem to set an important tone for themselves right from the packaging, which we found to be truly top-of-the-line in the industry and perhaps even more stylish than those of the FlipBuds Pro (and it takes a lot!).
Inside we find of course the earphones, accompanied by the manual (for our model in Chinese, but in the Italian version will probably be also in the language), by a separate box with grommets of 3 additional sizes (not cheap) and flat USB-C cable, all matched in the color of the product. Really appreciated.
Design and materials
Where can we start to applaud Redmi and Xiaomi? Probably from the form factor of these earbuds. In fact, they have been designed for a perfectly comfortable ear insertion, in fact they are totally detached from the previous ones and come close to those of Sony but cost almost 10 times as much. Even the case undergoes an aesthetic improvement resembling, especially in the color that we happened, a stone well polished and opaque.
But let’s move on to the materials. The rubberized polycarbonate chosen for earphones and case is of very high quality, everything is opaque and this is a panacea to avoid excessive fingerprints. Then, the little gem probably inspired by Samsung’s Galaxy Buds: the touch control area is in a sort of glossy-transparent glasstic with pearly reflections, really a chic touch.
Another highlight of these Redmi Buds 3 Pro (AirDots 3 Pro) are the smart functions, which in the version we have retained the small gap of an application totally in Chinese. Purchasing the Global version however, this problem is solved, especially if you have a Xiaomi/Redmi smartphone.
Returning to the touch controls, they are very precise, you do not have to insist on touches and above all are useful. With two touches we put Play/Pause, stop a call, while with 3 touches we switch from one song to another or raise and lower the volume. Finally, with the long touch we call the Voice Assistant or activate the active noise cancellation. Everything can be set on a per-ear basis on the XiaoAI app.
What can I say about this application? Eh … what a pity! We repeat, as already happened with the FlipBuds Pro and other models, that this application is very complete but unfortunately only in Chinese and we do not understand why Xiaomi does not have a translation at least in English. The settings, however, once you’re familiar with them, you’ll learn them and so it may be fine, but not to dwell too much.
Let’s now move on to another merit of the smart functions: pairing and ANC. The former is quick, smart and can take us to a simultaneous connection on two different devices and is very convenient. Bluetooth 5.2 really does the trick. For the ANC, the 35 dB of reduction are all felt and we isolate really well, as well as acts Transparency mode settable to various scenes (like the cancellation of the rest, but only for Android). Comfortable as always the detection of the ear. All promoted.
Audio Quality – Redmi Buds 3 Pro
Can such a good management of hardware and software not have audio to match? Of course not! The sound released by these Redmi is really clean and definitely for the price category it excels. We liked the handling of the AAC codec on both Android and Apple with Apple Music Lossless, though remember that Bluetooth is not Hi-Res friendly.
For calls though, we have nothing to say. They hear us clearly, so much so that those talking to us said “I can hear you better than with other headsets” and the others were Honor, Huawei and Samsung, so definitely rivals in price and modalities. The microphones for ambient noise reduction do a very important job.
Really good autonomy for the Redmi Buds 3 Pro in review as well. The battery of the module inside the earphones allows us to have about 3 hours of listening, while with the cas
And we reach the 28-hour circs guaranteed by the brand. It’s not huge the module, but it performs well.
Redmi Buds 3 Pro Review – Price and ConclusionsHow
do we come to the conclusion of this Redmi Buds 3 Pro review? Starting with the price. They have been unveiled in Italy and have a list price of €69.9, which honestly is more than framed. But if you want to buy them paying less than 50€, although they are in Chinese version, you can refer to the link below.
And that brings us to the Redmi AirDots 3 Pro’s target audience. Who are they going to? To those who want a top-notch Xiaomi product, those who don’t want to go as far as spending €100 and above all those who are aiming for something new in terms of design and quality achieved.
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