And are they worth $50?
The Bose QuietComfort QC20 is a long winner of wired active noise cancelling earbuds (ANC) earbuds.
Other competitors released their latest models, which turned out not being matched to the performance that QC20 offers.
But for the low-end market – I mean standard ANC we see a lot of new comers, one of which is Xiaomi.
Before Xiaomi released Mi USB C-type noise cancelling earbuds.
But the latter model with 3.5mm connector has a better sound.
It ultilized the same NC tech in a new, polish look.
While the sound is better in many categories, the NC performance hasn’t.
Sound wise, the treble of Mi ANC feels a bit intensive but living up details, the bass is present to beat but not much.
It does a DECENT job for cancelling out the noise. To test it ANC capacity, you should go to noisy places – such as working machines, construction site or crowded stations and switch to low/high levels to see how much they filter out the noise. It definitely calms down the noise but not for high pitched (high frequencies like human’ voices)
I have to admit Xiaomi ANC earbuds is well designed and it has a great build quality for the price. The inline also hosts the rechargeable battery that can last 12 hours with ANC leaving ON of you set NC at low level it can last longer.
- Impedance: 32Ω
- Frequency range: 20Hz-40000Hz
- Sensitivity: 110±2dB
- Drive unit: Dual driver
- Battery capacity: 55 mAh, rechargeable
In the same price range – TaoTroics ANC is an alternative.