As more and more smartphones cancel the 3.5mm headphone jack, good wireless earphones are always in demand. At the same time, there are not many great noise cancellation truly wireless earphones. Xiaomi has now launched a premium TWS FlipBuds Pro in China with support for Active Noise Cancellation. So, let’s dive into the specs features and expected price of Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro in Nepal along its availability.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro Key Specifications
|Weight||Earphones: 6.5g (each) Charging Case + earphones: 60g|
|Sound driver size||11mm|
|Audio Noise cancellation||40db active noise cancellation|
|Bluetooth version||5.2, 10m distance|
|Charging Port||USB Type-C|
|Battery Backup||Earphones: About 7 hours, Charging Case: About 28 hours|
Xiaomi Flipbuds Pro Overview
There’s no doubt that the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro gets its inspiration from the Apple AirPods Pro. It has a typical short stem in-ear design and looks like Apple earbuds. However, it distinguishes itself as it adapts a ceramic like design where its whole body adopts curved lines, which is visually moist and jade-like. Xiaomi says that the earbuds get this finish due to a nano NCVM coating giving a premium look.
Moving on, the charging case features an oval shape and comes in a gloss black finish. There’s a LED light that shows you your remaining battery charge level.
In terms of sound quality, the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro features Qualcomm’s QCC5151 ultra-low power audio chip. It is an 11mm super linear dynamic coil with a composite diaphragm design. This diaphragm design reduces the weight of the coil which helps to improve the energy conversion efficiency.
Xiaomi promises its best level of noise cancellation on the FlipBuds Pro. It can filter up to 40dB of noise in its strongest ANC setting. And it offers three different ANC modes. For reference Xiaomi Air 2 Pro TWS headphones only offered 35dB hybrid noise reduction.
The FlipBuds Pro offers high, middle and low levels of ANC which are suitable for office, daily, and aviation scenarios. The earbuds also support the well-received transparent mode of the AirPods Pro to avoid complete isolation from the surrounding environment. You can access these settings via the MIUI pop-up settings menu (on Xiaomi phones) or the XiaoAI app on other Android smartphones.
In addition, the company stated that the new earbuds also support dual-device intelligent connection. Thus you can seamlessly switch between your smartphones and notebooks, making the experience more intelligent.
Connectivity and Controls
For connectivity, the new ANC comes with Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. Similarly it supports Bluetooth Low Energy, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, and SPP, Qualcomm AptX Adaptive dynamic codec protocol. According to the company, the low latency activities such as gaming shouldn’t be a problem for its new earbuds.
Meanwhile, for controls you can use gestures which are also quite similar to what you get on the Apple AirPods Pro. Long pressing on left or right earbuds will switch between noise-canceling and transparency modes. Likewise, a single press will play/pause/accept calls, and a double press will switch to the next track or reject calls.
Battery and Miscellaneous
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro is said to offer 28 hours of battery life when the ANC is disabled, and 22 hours of battery life with the ANC enabled when used with the case. The earbuds itself has a battery life of up to 7hours washout ANC and with it, the earbuds provide 5 hours of playback.
The case can be charged via USB-C port or with Qi wireless charging. As the earbuds support fast charging, it offers 2 hours of music playback in just 5 minutes of charge. Further, the earbuds fully charge in just 35 minutes.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro Price in Nepal and Availability
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro will retail in China for CNY 799 starting from May 21. For now, the company says no global plan to share as of now. However, we expect FlipBuds Pro price in Nepal to be around NPR 17,000, if and when it launches here in Nepal.
|Earbuds model||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro||CNY 799||NPR 17,000|