The leader in the market of compact wireless headphones is, of course, Apple. Competitors are trying to repeat success by releasing similar devices. And if the giants: Samsung, Sony are trying to break into the highest price category, then Xiaomi is engaged in the budget segment.
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In late spring 2020, the company introduced a new model of budget wireless headphones, Xiaomi Air 2 SE. The novelty can already be bought on the expanses of AliExpress (link at the end of the article).
Design and functionality
Inserts received 14.2 mm drivers. These headphones are semi-open type, without silicone tips. Complete with them comes a case that acts as a charger for wireless headphones. Each Mi AirDots 2 SE liner weighs just 4.7 grams. The weight of the charging case is 48 grams. Connecting to a smartphone or other devices is done using the Bluetooth 5.0 module.
Such a connection will be quite stable and energy efficient, while the signal is simultaneously fed to each headphone.
The manufacturer claims the presence of the noise reduction function of the environment, but it seems that it will look more like a marketing option than a real quality function. Noise compensation and clipping of third-party sounds will be ensured by the operation of two independent microphones.
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Autonomy and ergonomics
The manufacturer promises that the overall autonomy can be an impressive 20 hours, while the gadget itself can play music up to 5 hours on a single charge. The case is fully charged in an hour and a half via the USB Type-C port. The model still has a clear positioning, its price category does not imply the possibility of wireless charging.
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This model of headphones received touch control. The panels are located on the outer surface of the liners. Xiaomi Mi AirDots 2 SE can automatically stop the sound when you get the headset out of your ears. The infrared sensor is responsible for this. The most informative will be the use of headphones paired with a Xiaomi smartphone. The MIUI shell will allow you to better monitor the battery status of the device. But XiaoAI’s proprietary voice assistant in Russia is not yet relevant.
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The difference between Mi AirDots 2 SE and Mi AirDots Pro 2S
Sometimes you can get confused in the variety of models, especially if they differ in a couple of letters in a long index. The older model, Mi AirDots Pro 2S, supports the improved LHDC codec, while the newer, Mi AirDots 2 SE, works with the AAC codec. Air Pro 2S has support for Qi wireless charging, but it also costs twice as much. But AirDots 2 SE turned out to be a more compact case. It no longer has clearly rounded edges, it is almost a rectangle. The charge contacts of the AirDots 2 SE are now located on the side, and not the bottom, as was the case with the Pro 2S.
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Price headphone Xiaomi Air 2 SE
At the start of sales, the price of the device is about $ 30, or about 2,200 rubles.
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