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Redmi Buds 5 - Is it worth the hype?


Redmi Buds 5



With so many earbuds available in the market it is very difficult for a common man to choose the perfect earbuds as per their need. Today in this blog post we will review the newly launched Redmi Buds 5.


Unboxing - Inside the Box


The Redmi Buds 5 box comes with the following items:

  1. User Manual

  2. Warranty Card

  3. Type C cable

  4. Extra Earcups

  5. Earbuds


Design and Build Quality


Redmi Buds 5 comes in a compact rectangle-shaped case with pretty decent build quality and a complete matte finish. The case is pretty much compact and easy to carry. It comes with Redmi branding on the top, a charging port on the front side, and a reset button on the right side in case you wish to reset your buds.

Once, you open the case you can see a small RGB light given for special effects.

The buds are held tightly inside the case and they do not fall from the case. The buds are stem-shaped with a matte finish and a silver strip in it. They are lightweight and provide a great and secure fit on the ears.


The earbuds come with an IP54 water and sweat-resistant feature which protects your earbuds from splashes of water and sweat and can be a great companion during workouts.


Redmi Buds 5

Connectivity


Connectivity isn't an issue with these Redmi earbuds as it comes with the latest Bluetooth version 5.3 which provides you with a long-lasting and hassle-free music experience. It comes with Google Fast Pair and Instant Wake and Pair (IWP) Technology, which provides an immediate connection with the last paired device in a fraction of a second. Also, you get Dual device pairing support which allows you to connect to two devices at the same time.


Battery Life


The battery life of the earbuds is pretty decent considering the price range of the earbuds. It provides 5 to 7 hours of playback time on a single charge, and up to 25 hours using the charging case. Also, with the FAST Charge feature of the earbuds you get 3 to 4 hours of playback time by charging them for 10 minutes.


Application Support


This Redmi Buds comes with Xiaomi Buds Application support that comes with some basic features like a battery indicator and, the option to switch between Transparency, ANC, and Normal mode.


Redmi Buds 5

Active Noise Cancellation feature


Redmi Buds 5 comes with an Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature with 40 dB noise cancellation. The ANC feature of the earbuds works pretty well and cancels most of the background noise. The ANC mode comes with three different options:

  1. Deep

  2. Balanced

  3. Light


The transparency mode of the earbuds also works well and does not produce any robotic noise.


Gaming Test


One of the biggest points of the Redmi Buds 5 is that it does not come with any dedicated gaming mode. We tried a gaming test of BGMI with the earbuds, and we can say that the gaming experience of the earbuds is highly disappointing. You can feel the latency in the earbuds, so if you are looking for gaming earbuds then you should not consider this earbuds.


Redmi Buds 5

Sound Output


Redmi Buds 5 comes with 12.4 mm dynamic drivers with SBC / AAC codec support that provides an amazing sound output. The volume of the earbuds is pretty high and you will get to see sound leakage issues with these earbuds. On increasing the volume above 60% volume, you will see sound leakage issues.


The trebles, vocals, and instrument-separation of the earbuds are pretty good and if you are a music lover then you are gonna love this earbud. It comes with four different equalizer modes:


  1. Standard

  2. Enhance treble

  3. Enhance bass

  4. Enhance voice


But the bass part of the earbuds is not as expected. Though you will get boosted bass the punchy effect is missing, and if you are a bass lover you will not enjoy it much.


Calling Test


The Redmi earbuds come with a dual microphone setup with an AI environmental noise cancellation feature that provides an amazing calling experience in both indoor and outdoor conditions. After a calling test in both conditions, the clarity of the microphone is very good. Even in outdoor traffic conditions, background noise is cut off and the clarity is also amazing.


Ratings

Sound Quality: 8.5 / 10

Bass Quality: 8 / 10

Gaming Experience: 6 / 10

Calling Experience: 8 / 10

ANC Mode: 8.5 / 10


Conclusion


So, in this blog post, we have mentioned all the pros and cons of the earbuds, and we can say that it is an average package in this price range with many features that could have been enhanced.


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