After analyzing the Xiaomi Mijia 16 in 1, today we bring you the analysis of the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic, also known as Xiaomi Mi Air 2 SE. We are talking about one of the latest wireless headphones launched by the firm that present a most striking price.
For just over 20 euros, the Mi Air 2 SE headphones become a highly recommended option if we are looking for an economical option in wireless headphones. That if, we have to take into account that they are of type earphones so they do not present the same insulation as the Redmi AirDots S.
Of course, everything is not perfect in these wireless headphones, the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic, like any other product of any brand, they have certain negative points. Something that we will talk more about after discovering its design and first impression.
Unboxing and first impression of the Xiaomi Mi Air 2 SE headphones
After opening its box we will find ourselves in front of the case of the Xiaomi Mi Air 2 SE or Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic, a small USB type C charging cable and the typical instruction manual that as usual we will not need since its operation is really simple.
Contents of the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic box.
The charging case shows a primarily minimalist design, being totally white and only having the “MI” logo at the bottom. This also has a USB Type C port for charging and an opening perhaps somewhat fragile and almost impossible to open with one hand.
Inside the charging case, which by the way turns out something uncomfortable to carry in your pocket Due to their completely straight corners we find both headphones; left and right. Each of these have a weight of just 4.7 grams, resulting in a total weight together with the case of 48 grams.
In addition, each earphone has two small connection terminals that are fully magnetized when inserted in the case so that they are easily charged. Likewise, a microphone is located in each earphone (dual mic) in order to make voice calls and also improve outside noise.
Technical characteristics and sound quality
In detail, the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic have a c14.2mm large diaphragm dynamic driver. This makes your sound fuller, concisely encompassing more sound frequencies.
At the same time, these wireless headphones employ the technology of AAC audio codec ensuring crisp quality and uquite tight latency That in my personal case I have not noticed, not even when watching videos, watching series on Netflix or even playing games.
Beyond the technical characteristics, I could say that the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic or Mi Air 2 SE are, as far as sound quality is concerned, a notch below the Xiaomi Hybrid Pro HD.
Being an earphone type its bass is not powerful, although it is true that they are more present than you would expect in headphones of less than 30 euros. Where perhaps they sin to a greater extent is in medium and high frequencies, resulting in a sound with little brightness and something muffled.
Even so, its sound is quite clear, especially when making voice calls, watching YouTube videos or watching series. In if we could say that they are a headset recommended for these tasks but not for music lovers who seek to play music primarily.
Synchronization, autonomy and other functionalities
Perhaps where we have been most surprised by the Xiaomi Mi Air 2 SE headphones is its pairing and smart use function. After connecting for the first time manually via Bluetooth the following times these are automatically connectedey just seconds after removing them from their case.
Synchronization works very well quite surprisingly. What’s more, if we only take out a headset, only the audio will be heard through it. After that we can take out another earphone, place ourselves in our ear in just 1 or 2 seconds We will already be enjoying their sound for both of us.
MIUI interface when opening the case of the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 basic (Mi Air 2 SE).
Added to all this is its integration with MIUI. Just by opening its case our Xiaomi will display a small pop-up screen where we will be notified of its pairing and the charge level of each headset. That is, at the moment this functionality is not available for all the firm’s devices, also limiting its region, that is, the Chinese version of these only works on a MIUI China ROM and the same with the Global one.
In addition, among its features the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic are capable of detect if we are wearing them, pausing the music automatically if we take them off. Likewise, each headset has a touch panel that allows us to perform the following functions:
- Accept calls: double tap any headset.
- Activate voice assistant: double tap the left earbud.
- Play or pause music: double tap the right earbud.
Autonomy and charging time
As far as autonomy is concerned, Xiaomi delivers what it promises. And it is that, with a single charge, which by the way takes around 85 minutes, we can enjoy up to 4.5-5 hours of autonomy. And be careful, this time is with a volume almost at maximum, so it could increase if we lower the volume.
Of course, its case not only allows us to store them, we can also charge them, offering an extra autonomy of up to 20 hours. Quite surprising data if we take into account its price again.
Conclusion: the best and the but of the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic
The reality is that for its price we could say that the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic present a good value for money. Its strong points are:
- Unbeatable timing. Its Bluetooth 5.0 connection is fast and stable.
- Synchronization with MIUI (pop-up window).
- More than enough autonomy for average use.
- Very good result in calls, listening to podcasts and videos through YouTube.
- Good audio quality for watching series and movies.
- Adjusted price providing a very good quality / price ratio.
Even so, before buying the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic or Xiaomi Mi Air 2 SE we must take into account and be aware of their price. Personally, I say this because in part, although its task is carried out quite well, against have the following negative points:
- The format and design of the charging case is awkward to carry in your pocket.
- The hinge of the case gives a feeling of being fragile although with good care it can last for many years.
- It is impossible to open the case with just one hand, so if we have the smartphone in hand we will have to put it away.
- The design of the headphones is quite rough and bulky.
- Bass is present but its mids and highs sound muffled, providing a low-width stereo feel.
- If we buy the Chinese version we will not have the pop-up window in a MIUI Global ROM.
In short, if your budget is tight or you do not want to shell out a greater amount of money, the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic they work very well for make calls, view series and movies or listen, with sufficient quality, to your favorite music.
Instead, the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic they are not so good if you are looking for headphones mainly for listening to music. For this we recommend you go to a higher range such as the Xiaomi Mi Air 2 TWS or more economically, opt for a wired alternative.
Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic Analysis
The Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic have good sound quality if we consider their price. And is that for just over 20 euros we get wireless headphones ideal for calls, watching series and movies and how not to play. Of course, if what you are looking for is headphones only to listen to music, it is best to go to a higher option.
- Design 7
- Quality of Materials 7.5
- Sound quality 7
- Autonomy 8.5
- Synchronization 8.5
- Extra features 8