NEW DELHI: Gone are the days when smartphone users would turn to bundled earphones for all audio related requirements. The listening habits and expectations of millennials have changed and users now want earphones that would meet those expectations.
Xiaomi’s new Mi Dual Driver in-ear earphones is one such option and it costs a modest ₹799.
What makes it stand out is the dual drivers—10mm and 8mm— focusing on more than one frequency range during music playback. Unlike most single driver earphones, available at this price point, which focus more on bass and have subdued mids and highs, the dual drivers in the Mi earphones are designed to offer both a deep bass and sharp treble. During music playback, the various instrument sounds can be heard more distinctly resulting in a more enjoyable experience.
Entry-level earphones are often poorly built with cables that wear off very soon. A major part of the Mi Dual Driver’s cable has been braided enhancing its durability. While it tangles less and even if it does, untangling it is a lot easier compared to earphones which have plastic or rubber layered cables. Also, to minimise the entangling the backside of earplugs have got magnetic suction which keeps them together when they are not in use. The changeable earplugs snuggle comfortably in to the ear and are positioned in a way so user would know in one glance which ear they would go into. The L-shaped design of the 3.5mm plug is nifty and less prone to damage often caused by sudden jerk or movement of hand.
The Mi Dual Driver earphone can also open Google Assistant by long pressing the button on the earphone’s tiny cylindrical module, which also includes volume buttons and an in-built microphone for making calls.
If you are looking for a budget earphone that offers a more wholesome music experience in a durable and easy to use form-factor without costing too much, the Mi Dual Driver In-ear earphone is one of the best options out there.