Updated: Jan 18
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In the box
Replacement ear tips - Medium are preinstalled with large and small separate
NO charging cable is included
The airdots charge with micro USB, not type-c or wirelessly. Banggood also sent me a rubber protective case for the case which can be bought separately.
The battery life on these earphones isn't too bad, the earbuds themselves last about 3.5 hours and with the case you get a total of 12 hours.
The case itself is very small and very light, which is nice and a trade of I'm willing to make for a little less battery life. The earphones snap into the case with little magnets which keep them from falling out, the case shuts nicely and stays shut well.
Once you've paired these for the first time they will automatically connect when you open the case, and disconnect when you put them back into the case to charge.
They use Bluetooth 5 for a more stable connection, I had no stuttering and the range was quite good too. They connect with a slave-master connection, that is to say the right earbud connects to your phone and the left earbud connects to the right one. This means that if you want to listen with only one earbud, it needs to be the right one.
Xiaomi has done a good job here, they are very light which meant they were very comfy and I could wear them for long periods without discomfort. They don't use a stalk design so they don't flap about, they stay in well and you could go for a light jog in these and they wouldn't fall out. They don't have any wingtips so they aren't rock solid so be cautious if you're doing something more intense.
Here are some photos so you can see how large they would be in the ear, and their shape.
It was surprisingly good, when I put these in my ears they were crisp and there was a little bit of punchy bass. I had extremely low expectations with them being just $25 but it was much better than I anticipated. Obviously they are still cheap so it's not incredible quality but for someone like me who's not an audiophile they did the job.
It's not too great, as they don't have a stalk the microphone is far from the ear.
A sound test can be found here.
Features like touch controls or volume controls would be ridiculous at this price. There is a physical button on each earbud and they don't hurt or put much pressure on your ear when you press them.
The controls are as follows:
Single tap - play/pause
Double tap - next track
Hold - google assistant
Long hold - turn earbud off
The controls worked quite well but the double tap often activated the assistant, which was a bit annoying.
The airdots aren't the best earphones out there, but for $25 it makes you wonder what you're getting on something much more expensive. If you can put up with the master-slave connection and micro USB charging, then I think these are a great value for money. The sound quality is good, the battery life isn't too bad and case was light and pocketable. They're a good starting point and if you want some cheap earphones, these are a great option.
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