Today we’re going to be reviewing Xiaomi’s latest budget friendly true wireless earbuds the Redmi buds 4 Pro. Which packs some really impressive features including adaptive active noise cancellation and a dual driver setup and yet they’ll only cost you about $89(about). But although you’re veritable bargain like they sound or even at this price should you tell them to do one well.
Now first up when you actually try and get the Redmi Buds 4 Pro out of the case and into your log calls. This is when problem one arises. They are an absolute bollock to get out of this case. If you’ve got even slightly damp hands good freaking luck. Of course now that the cameras are rolling I managed to get them out straight away first time but quite often I’m there for a good minute or so flapping the case around desperately trying to free these things. But when you do eventually manage to free them from their a shiny white cell.
The good news is that the Redmi buds 4 Pro rocks are pretty decent design. They’re compact they’re lightweight and they don’t jut very far from your ears either. So they don’t look ridiculous when they’re stuck in there although of course you do get the usual dangle down stems which look a little bit like a jazz Trill here in the white model and all the attritive two colors well white or black that is it. But Redmi buds 4 Pro are very comfortable to wear and they don’t fidget around in your ears when you are you know striding down the street at PACE unless you’re a bit sweaty or something there’s not enough friction going on between the earbuds and your head.
You do get a variety of differently sized silicon tips bundled in the Box. You can get the perfect fit for your own particular locals. I found the pre-fitted ones were absolutely perfect for my ears and just to show how good that fit is wash test. And while the Redmi buds 4 Pro can shift around a little bit when your ears do get sweaty. They are also ip54 sweat resistance. So at least they’re not going to bulk up. When your head gets a bit damp.
Now Redmi buds 4 Pro connecting these buds to your smartphone absolute piece of pie Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. So you can actually pair up with your smartphone and your laptop. Simultaneously and swap between the two on the Fly and to fully control and customize the Ruby buds 4 Pro. You can downloads the Xiaomi earbuds app direct from the likes of Google play. This can clue you in as to approximately how much battery life. You have left remaining in both of the buds and the actual case.
It also allows you to quickly swap between the noise canceling more the transparency mode and just switch the whole lot off you’ve also got full gesture support. You’ve got a pretty handy ear tip fit test features as well just to make sure. You’ve definitely got the right size of silicon tips slapped on there. You’ve got a pretty bog standard find your earphones feature for one of them decides to go walkies and you can toggle various settings such as the in-ear detection.
Now the inner detection feature works pretty well here on the Redmi buds 4 Pro just pluck out either the left or the right buds. While your music or podcast. whatever is playing it will autocratically pause. So you can have a chat with someone or do whatever and then when you stick the bugger back in it will autocratically resume whatever you were playing. You’ve also got touch controls on these buds. So you can double tap or triple tap or press and hold to perform a different action on both the left bud and the right Buds. And this is fully customizable as well.
So for instance you can have a double tap of the left earphone to play or pause and then on the right one you can have it flick into the next song instead the triple tap. You can have assistance to volume up and volume down and last up a press and hold of either bud can either be assigned to cycling through the noise cancellation modes or calling up the voice assistant. This conjures up your default smartphone assistant so in my case it was the Google assistant and I find works absolutely fine and tucked away in that app you’ll also find into hands-free voice controls.
Now quite impressively at this price point the Redmi buds 4 Pro also offer full active noise cancellation, not only that but it’s an Adaptive active noise cancellation. So I can cycle though three different strengths of ANC based on how much noisy is going on all around you, and this generally worked pretty well. I did find that when I went out and you know was walking by a busy street with lots of traffic going by the ANC would ramp up to the highest levels to try and drown out that noise muffle the sounds of the cars.
Redmi buds 4 Pro the Adaptive aspect doesn’t work perfectly all of the time occasionally I’d be somewhere with a constant high level of background noise such as a playground for instance and then the ANC would just suddenly drop for a few seconds and I’d be all too aware of the Screech and screaming children surrounding me until they’ve decided to mercifully ramp back up again.
But at this sort of price point the noise cancellation itself does work really really well certainly I could quite happily stroll down a really busy High Street lots of traffic going around lots of people swarming all around me and I could listen to a podcast without having to Jack the volume up to the maximum levels. Which I really don’t like and I didn’t experience any kind of wind feedback either even when I was striding at Pierce on quite a Blustery Day I didn’t get that annoying noise that kind of buggers everything up.
So overall again at this price point very impressive stuff from Xiaomi. But what about the actual audio quality on the Redmi buds 4 Pro well. It’s actually a dual drive setup in both of Redmi buds 4 Pro, you’ve got a six mil driver and a 10 mil driver working in tandem.
You’ve also got full ldac support on these bad boys as well. So as long as your smartphone also supports ldac. You can stream your music at a pretty high bit rate not quite lossless unfortunately but pretty good.
Unfortunately however the audio quality is still quite budget it’s obvious when you put these in and play some music that. They’re not expensive true wireless earbuds it’s quite a flat sound overall. In Redmi buds 4 Pro you’ll certainly notice when you listen to more complex tracks that some of that depth has really Lost in Translation and drums sound pretty weakened the base is fine.
But it does lose some of its bite when you’re listening to some filthy Nine Inch Nails or something like that and that’s even with that bass boost feature enabled as well but as long as you’re not an audio file you’ll probably get on with the rugby buds r Pro and you know that likes a podcast said audiobooks sound absolutely fine as well, and you know this is the kind of audio output I would expect from a 50 pound pair of true wireless earbuds.
Redmi buds 4 Pro if you are an audio file you’ve got a little bit more cash to spend I’d say maybe try and grab something like the anchor sound core space a40s. They are about 30, 40 quid more but they do sound absolutely incredible that soundscape is so much Fuller. So if we give those a whirl and to test out the Redmi buds 4 Pro’s built-in microphones.
Now last up the battery life in Xiaomi reckons you’ll get around nine hours of playback on a single charge of the Redmi buds 4 Pro, quite a generous estimate that right there and especially that’s with the ANC off if you’ve got ANC turned on.
Redmi buds 4 Pro you can expect about half of that around four to five hours of playback before they will need to be stuffed back inside of the shiny white case. and the actual case itself will give you roughly three full recharges before this also needs power and back up.
You don’t get any wireless charging or any premium features like that as you would expect for 50 Quid but you do have a type C USB port down below. So just bring in your phone charger or whatever and that’ll power right back up again and the good news is you do a fairly fast charge and once you bung those buds in there as well.
So Redmi buds 4 Pro just about 10-15 minutes in the case we’ll give you a couple of house of playback. And that in a nutshell my lovelies is the Xiaomi, Redmi Buds for Pro true Wireless here. But certainly a bit of a bargain at this sort of price as long as you’re not expecting extreme sound quality or anything like that you’ve got the Adaptive e and c in there.
Which is pretty rare at this sort of price point a pretty comfortable slim and like design and some other good features in there include touch controls. Which work at charm anyhow that’s what I reckon it’d be great here.
Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro offers good value for its price with its combination of sound quality, ANC, battery life, and water resistance. However, personal preferences and expectations may vary, so it’s important to read reviews and try them out before making a purchase decision.
The Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a battery life of up to 7 hours on a single charge, and the wireless charging case can provide an additional 23 hours of battery life.
Yes, the Redmi Buds 4 Pro comes with a wireless charging case, which can be charged using a Qi-compatible wireless charger.
Yes, the Redmi Buds 4 Pro has ANC, which can reduce external noise for a better listening experience.
Yes, the Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a built-in microphone, which allows users to make and receive phone calls.
The Redmi Buds 4 Pro has an IPX4 water-resistant rating, which means it can withstand splashes of water and sweat during exercise.
Yes, the Redmi Buds 4 Pro supports Bluetooth 5.0, which provides faster and more stable connections with compatible devices.
The Redmi Buds 4 Pro features touch controls, which allows users to play or pause music, skip tracks, answer or reject calls, and activate ANC. The touch controls can be customized using the Xiaomi Wear app on compatible devices.