What is a mobile phone? In our inherent concept, accessories are used to match the main parts. The best accessories are original ones, such as headphones of the same brand or chargers that come with random packaging. Therefore, accessories of the same brand as the mobile phone have original attributes. Easier to identify with.
I recently received the Redmi Buds 3 Youth Edition earphones. Although it is called the Youth Edition, the shape design is completely different from the Buds 3 I reviewed before. It adopts a brand new ID design. It seems to be a new mold. The price is less than 100 yuan. 99 yuan, let’s see how it performs.
earphone charging case
earphone charging case
The charging box is a common oval design, similar to pebbles, small and round in size, with a Type-C interface at the bottom and a charging indicator light. The charging box has no physical buttons, and the headset needs to be reset with the headset. When the power is on, put the left and right earphones into it, and then press and hold the left and right earphones multi-function touch area for more than 5 seconds to complete the reset.
Open the charging case
The earphone adopts an in-ear design, which is distinguished from the semi-in-ear type of Buds 3. It has a unique shape and is officially called “cat ears”. comfort.
The headset has a multi-function touch area. Single-click or double-click to answer/end calls, play audio or the next song, etc., and wake up the mobile phone voice assistant. At the same time, it supports IP54 dustproof and waterproof.
The package comes with two additional pairs of ear caps and a pair of ear tops
In terms of connection, the Buds 3 Youth Edition supports the Bluetooth 5.2 transmission protocol. Here, the Xiaomi Mi 10S is used to connect, which supports automatic reconnection, automatic reconnection to the recently connected Bluetooth device, and connection interruption, that is, the device turns off Bluetooth or exceeds the range of the headset, 10 It has not been connected to other devices for minutes and entered the shutdown state.
In addition, it also supports monaural/binaural switching. The left and right earphones are successfully connected, that is, the binaural mode. Putting any earphone back into the charging box and closing the cover will enter the single ear mode. .
As for other functions, such as smart quick connection, pop-up window, and device details are not available, for a 99 yuan earphone, instead of adding these functions, it is better to polish the sense of hearing and delay.
– sense of hearing
The Redmi Buds 3 Youth Edition has a built-in 6mm high-fidelity speaker unit. It adopts a call noise reduction algorithm, which can effectively filter out environmental noise. In fact, for a 99 yuan earphone, it is unreasonable to say the sound quality.
Surprisingly, the Buds 3 Youth Edition has a really good sense of hearing. I am talking about the range of 99 yuan earphones. It is not only a sound, but the whole is quite transparent. It even feels better than the Buds 3. It may be an in-ear type. The advantage is that it has an ear cap package, which reduces some ambient noise.
In terms of delay, the author currently does not have professional test equipment, so I use the Latency Test provided by Kuan netizens for a simple test. The microphone detects the time difference between the audios, and the calculated time difference is the audio delay. The accuracy cannot be compared with professional instruments, but it is also relatively close to the current data.
The calculation method is to subtract the transmission delay of the mobile phone itself from the delay data of the measured headset, and then divide by two to obtain the final millisecond data. This is because the mobile phone sends sound data to the headset, and then transmits the sound of the headset back to the mobile phone for testing, which is equivalent to the test going back and forth twice, and we do not need to send back data for daily use or playing games, so we need to divide by two.
As shown in the figure, the round-trip audio delay of Xiaomi Mi 10S is 57ms. This data is not important. We just use this data to calculate the delay of the phone itself. After connecting the headset, the delay is 281ms, which is not the final data. We need to subtract the delay of the phone itself and divide it by Second, it is the approximate delay of this headset, which is 112ms.
In terms of battery life, the battery capacity of the Redmi Buds 3 Youth Edition is temporarily unknown, and the official does not indicate it, but only gives an approximate battery life, that is, it can be used continuously for 5 hours, and with the charging box, it can achieve 18 hours of battery life.
On the whole, the Redmi Buds 3 Youth Edition is a qualified true wireless headset. It is rare to achieve this quality and achieve 99 yuan. Compared with the Redmi AirDots 2, which sells for the same price, the Buds 3 Youth Edition has more advanced Bluetooth. 5.2 technology and longer battery life at the same time, it is another choice for entry-level wireless earphones, and 99 yuan is indeed enough to achieve this level. Of course, it would be better if the functions were improved a little more.