Redmi Buds 4 Pro review featured

In this review, I’m looking at the Redmi Buds 4 Pro TWS earphones. The Buds 4 Pro features dual dynamic drivers, hybrid active noise cancelling (ANC) and an IP54 water-resistance rating. It’s priced at $89.

Disclaimer: This sample was provided by Hekka for an honest review. All observations and opinions here are my own based on my experience with the product.

Redmi Buds 4 Pro Review
Verdict
Great features and good sound make these some of the most interesting TWS earbuds in their price range.
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Pros
Multipoint connectivity
In-ear sensors
Effective ANC and transparency mode
Balanced, smooth sound
Cons
Treble could use more zing
4
Our Score
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Redmi Buds 4 Pro

Features
  • 43dB active noise cancellation
  • Hi-Fi sound quality
  • Anti-wind Noise
  • Dual transparency mode
  • IP54 Dust and water-resistance
  • 360° Stereo Sound
  • Bluetooth 5.3, 59ms low latency
  • 3 Microphone ENC
  • 36-hour ultra-long battery life
  • Dual-device smart connectivity
What’s In the Box
  • 1X Redmi Buds 4 Pro
  • 1X Manual
  • 1X Type-C Charging Cable
  • 3X Earplugs pairs (S/M/L, M already installed)
Redmi Buds 4 Pro design

Design

The Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a fairly standard stem shell design with angled nozzles for improved comfort. They’re available in white or black. There’s a chrome strip that runs down the outside of the stems. At first, I thought the strips were for slide controls but they’re just for appearance.

The earbuds are lightweight and have a smooth matte finish. I found them to be really comfortable and I can wear them for multiple hours. They feel secure in my ears and I had no trouble moving about or exercising while wearing them.

One feature that you don’t see too often in this price range is multipoint connectivity, allowing you to connect the earbuds to 2 different devices. But my favourite feature here is the in-ear sensors. The earbuds detect when you take one out of your ears and automatically stop playback. However, you can still use one earbud at a time as playback will resume when you put one of the buds back in the charging case.

Back of the case with Redmi branding

I was a bit surprised by how small the charging case is and I’d say it’s smaller than the average TWS case. It’s pretty unassuming visually, with the same matte finish as the earbuds and some small Redmi branding near the lid hinge.

On the bottom of the case are a USB-C port for charging and a pairing reset button. Thanks to its rounded edges and small size, the case fits into any pocket with ease. Furthermore, it can even accommodate larger third-party eartips. Unlike some TWS earbuds, these ones are easy to grab and remove from the case with my big fingers.

When it comes to battery life, the earbuds can last up to 9 hours on a single charge and a total of up to 36 hours with the charging case.

Redmi Buds 4 Pro with iPhone

Calls, Video and Game Performance

Making calls with the Redmi Buds 4 Pro is great. The microphone quality is clear and there’s not too much compression in the sound. The mics do a pretty good job of attenuating outside noise so even in busier environments you shouldn’t have any trouble making calls.

Video and gaming performance is excellent with these. There are no sync issues when watching video and latency while gaming is almost unnoticeable.

Active Noise Cancelling

The ANC on the Redmi Buds 4 Pro works great. There are 3 different ANC modes: standard, transparency mode and voice enhancement mode. I found the buds attenuate outside noise really well but as always it works best with things like air conditioners and engine noise. The transparency modes work really well too, letting you hear your surroundings clearly and it sounds very natural.

Redmi Buds 4 Pro with charging case

Sound

The Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a warm, balanced sound and frankly, the audio quality is much better than I was expecting. There’s plenty of bass presence but it’s not over the top nor does it cause any muddiness.

Although the bass is mildly elevated, it’s not boomy or dominant. It’s punchy enough but not too thick and it gets out of the way in order to let the midrange come through. The mids have good clarity and instruments have good spacing. Vocals are fairly forward and have a natural note size so they don’t occupy too much of the space but they’re not in the background either.

The upper mids and treble are quite airy albeit laid-back in their presentation. The treble never gets hot or strident but it’s crisp enough and finds a nice balance with the bass and midrange.

It’s not the most high-fidelity sound; it’s more musical and meaty but overall the sound is clean and one that you can turn up loud without fear of sharpness. The Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a sound that you can listen to for prolonged periods and be engaged without getting fatigued.

Earbuds with open charging case

Verdict

The Redmi Buds 4 Pro are a great set of affordable TWS earphones that show you can get both audio quality and a good feature set for well under the $100 mark. With their balanced sound, solid active noise cancelling and battery life, these are definitely worth your consideration.

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Joe Biden
Joe Biden
2 months ago

???? didnt even mention battery life

Joe Biden
Joe Biden
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe Biden

You did, I am stupid, great review!

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