Early last month, Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, released the Xiaomi Mi Air 2S. This true wireless earbud comes with better battery life (24 hours) with improved Bluetooth technology. However, it comes with a $56 price tag. Now, the company has released a cheaper alternative. This is the Xiaomi Mi Air 2SE true wireless Bluetooth headset. Presently, this headset on pre-sale at Tmall. It will be available for sale on May 19 and it has a 169 yuan ($24) price tag.
Xiaomi Mi Air2 SE vs Mi Air2S: Specifications
At first, let’s have a look at the specs compare to Xiaomi Mi Air2 S TWS and Xiaomi Mi Air2 SE true wireless stereo.
|Xiaomi Mi Air2 SE TWS||Xiaomi Mi Air 2S TWS|
|Specs||Weight||4.7g (per earbud)||4.5g (per earbud)|
|Battery Capacity||40mAh (per earbud)|
|Charging Time||1 hour|
|Music Time||5 hours|
|Standby Time||20 hours
(with charging case)
(with charging case)
|Driver Unit||14.2mm dynamic|
|Phone Calls Control||Yes|
The Xiaomi Mi Air 2SE true wireless Bluetooth headset can be used for about 5 hours on a single charge. The charging case can extend its usage time up to 20 hours. This headset has two built-in microphones and uses beamforming technology to eliminate background sounds during a call.
The Xiaomi Mi Air 2SE headset and MIUI are deeply customized. When you open the charging box, the headset connection interface will pop up. After connecting, you can check the power of the headset and the charging box. Furthermore, this new earphone adopts a split true wireless design. This means that both earbuds work independently. There is no “main” earbud or “master-slave” relationship.
In terms of acoustics, this headset has a built-in 14.2mm large-size moving coil which supports AAC codec. In addition, with a simple touch, you can control calls as well as music on the headset.
Xiaomi Mi Air2 SE vs Mi Air2S: Battery Life
In addition to the differences in appearance, there are also great differences in battery life and charging methods.
Thanks to the power consumption control of the new generation chip, the Xiaomi Mi Air2 SE headset can be used for about 5 hours on a single charge and up to 20 hours with a charging box. On the basis of Xiaomi Mi Air2 SE TWS, the battery capacity of Xiaomi Mi Air 2s charging box is increased to 450mAh. When used with the charging box, the battery life can be up to 24 hours. At the same time, the Xiaomi Mi Air 2s charging box is compatible with the Qi standard for wireless charging, so it is more convenient to charge. You should know that Xiaomi Mi Air2 SE does not support wireless charging.
Xiaomi Mi Air2 SE vs Mi Air2S: Sound Quality
In addition to the above, Xiaomi Mi Air2 SE and Xiaomi Mi Air 2s are also different in sound quality.
In terms of noise reduction, although both Xiaomi Mi Air2 SE and Xiaomi Mi Air2S TWS support ENC passive noise reduction, each headset has two built-in high-sensitivity microphones, using beamforming technology to eliminate background noise during the call, so that the other party can hear your voice clearly, and there is also a clear call in a noisy environment. What’s more, all use 14.2mm large-size composite diaphragm moving coil unit, the sound is more plump and rich, the sound is natural, and restores more real texture and details. At the same time, Xiaomi Mi Air2 SE and Xiaomi Mi Air2S TWS support AAC audio codec technology, which brings audible sound quality improvement and experience.