Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ip54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||11mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||29hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✗||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✗||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a rating of IP54 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a weight of 8.56g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, at 10g weigh more than the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) with a difference of 1.44g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) are resistant to sweat
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that suits your commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, and Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound can get , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) produce a juicier bass than the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery life is more than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s case is said to have a full charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, less than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by 1 hours
It takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by 0.7 hours
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery power is 20mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery power is 53mAh. more than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by 33mAh
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a latency of 144ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have 6 microphones.
While the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another connected device.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.