Xiaomi Buds 3 official: “HiFi” headphones with ANC under the bar of 50 €
During its conference dedicated to the presentation of the Xiaomi 12, the Chinese manufacturer also lifted the veil on its new wireless headphones with active noise reduction: the Xiaomi Buds 3. Capable of delivering a “HiFi” sound according to the brand’s statements , these headphones are distinguished above all by the price: less than 50 €.
As you may know, Xiaomi occupied the media scene this Tuesday, December 28, 2021 by unveiling its latest flagships: the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro. Of course, the direct successors of the Mi 11 were not the only stars of the show. The Chinese brand took advantage of its conference to also lift the veil on the Xiaomi Watch S1, its new connected watch, and to present in detail MIUI 13, its latest Android-based overlay.
However, the manufacturer had another cartridge in reserve: the Xiaomi Buds 3, all new wireless headphones with active noise reduction. As the company clarified, the Buds 3 are positioned directly at the entry level, just below the Redmi Buds 3 Pro launched in August 2021 in France.
On the design side already, the Buds 3 stand out in their predecessor by adopting again a more classic “rod” format, as with the FlipBuds Pro. To ensure optimal sound insulation, the tips are made of silicone. We must of course add to this active noise reduction, a technology that has become essential for wireless headphones.
Xiaomi Buds 3: ANC, IP55 and HiFi quality sound
According to the details of the manufacturer, its ANC allows reduce exterior noise by around 40 decibels. Three ANC modes are also available, configured according to three distinct scenarios. Regarding charging, the box will have a USB Type-C port, but the entry-level model requires, it will be necessary to do without the wireless charging present on the case of the Buds 3 Pro.
Autonomy level, Xiaomi promises up to 7 hours of listening in a single charge and 32 hours of use in total with the case. Note also that the headphones are IP55 certified, or guaranteed protection against splashes. And the audio quality in all of this? Xiaomi is not very talkative on the subject, just announcing a “HiFi sound”Thanks to a“bi-magnetic dynamic pilot ”.
Indeed, the Chinese firm claims that the dynamic transducers of the Buds 3 offer harmonic distortion of less than 0.07%. For the moment, the Xiaomi Buds 3 are announced only in the Chinese market at a price of 649 RMB, i.e. € 90 after conversion. But given the positioning of Buds 3, they should logically be offered at a lower price when they arrive in France.
As a reminder, the Redmi Buds 3 Pro are currently displayed at € 59.99 on the official Xiaomi store. In other words, it’s a safe bet that the price of Buds 3 drops below € 50 in France. Unfortunately, we will have to wait for more details from the manufacturer concerning their availability in our country.