Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX4|
|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|
|battery life of charging case||29hours||24hours|
|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 refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd 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 Pro (2nd Gen) have a weight of 10.6g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, at 10g are lighter than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by -0.6g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have sweat resistance
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers, what this means is that Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have ANC making both devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines 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 , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low audible 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 both devices make sound with equal bass
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd 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 given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, 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 Pro (2nd Gen) by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery power is 49.7mAh, 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 Pro (2nd Gen) by 3.3mAh
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display 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.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd 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 Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 Pro (2nd Gen) will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning 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.
The 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have 6 microphones.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another device.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.