Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value 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 Powerbeats Pro, 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 Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, at 10g weigh less than the Powerbeats Pro by -10.3g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
The Powerbeats Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Powerbeats Pro 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
Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too are dustproof and water-resistant, thus preventing water and dust from entering the interior of the devices and damaging the interior components
Powerbeats Pro 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
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Powerbeats Pro sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, and Powerbeats Pro have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Powerbeats Pro have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Powerbeats Pro by 1mm , many people have a misconception 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 mean that they produce better quality sound.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device 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 Powerbeats Pro make sound with a juicier bass than the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is 9 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery life is equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Powerbeats Pro's case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Powerbeats Pro by 5 hours
It takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 0.3 hours
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery capacity is 53mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Powerbeats Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro
Powerbeats Pro support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, 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, which provides high-resolution audio.
Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, 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, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Powerbeats Pro, so you can 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.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Powerbeats Pro come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.