Last week, we posted articles about Redmi Buds 4 and Redmi Buds 4 Pro. Now, I want to compare them side-by-side, and tell you about the differences. The new Xiaomi earbuds have not only different designs, but also specs and features.
Let’s start the comparison with the price.
You know, at first glance, Redmi Buds 4 look more attractive, because they cost only $32. It is a very good price for the wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation.
As for Redmi Buds 4 Pro, they also support ANC, but their price starts from $54.
If we started talking about ANC, it should be said that Redmi Buds 4 support 35dB active noise cancelling, while Redmi Buds 4 Pro have 42dB ANC.
The Pro version has a higher level of ANC, and it really feels. They are much better at reducing noise from cars, subways, planes, and just the street noise.
However, both Redmi Buds 4 and Redmi Buds 4 Pro support transparency mode, and three levels of automatic ANC adjustment.
In addition to better ANC, the Pro version of the earbuds has better sound quality.
Redmi Buds 4 Pro are equipped with dual magnet dynamic driver of 6mm and 10mm.
Redmi Buds 4 have a single 10mm driver.
Thanks to the dual driver, the new Xiaomi earbuds provide 360 degrees surround sound.
Another big advantage of the Pro version is LC3 audio codec support. Redmi Buds 4 have only SBC codec support. However, please note that a smartphone should also support LC3 codec to get all its benefits.
So, just because of the better ANC and sound quality, it is already worth buying Redmi Buds 4 Pro. However, they also have other advantages. Let’s talk about them.
You know, I have noticed that Redmi Buds 4 Pro have lower latency in games. There is no game mode on both earbuds, but the Chinese company says that latency of the Pro version is 59ms.
There is no information about latency of Redmi Buds 4, but I think it is higher.
Another advantage of Redmi Buds 4 Pro is a microphone quality, because the earbuds are equipped with triple mic. Also, I think a design with a stem affects the quality of the microphone.
Redmi Buds 4 have dual mic.
Both of them support AI noise reduction for calls.
Let’s compare the microphones of the new Xiaomi earbuds.
You know, the size of the charging case and earbuds of Redmi Buds 4 and Redmi Buds 4 Pro are about the same, but the Pro version has 9 hours of battery life on a single charge, and 36 hours of total battery life with charging case.
Redmi Buds 4 have 6 hours of single battery life and 30 hours of total battery life.
I think this is because a Pro version uses LC3 audio codec, and Bluetooth 5.3.
Redmi Buds 4 have only Bluetooth 5.2 technology.
As you can see, Redmi Buds 4 Pro have better active noise-cancelling, sound quality, microphone quality, lower latency, and longer battery life.
Do you think it is worth paying more for the Pro version? I think so.
By the way, I didn’t tell you about the design of the new Xiaomi earbuds, because the dimensions of the charging cases are about the same. The earbuds are also equally comfortable, but Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a stem, while Redmi Buds 4 have an oval shape.
In addition, Redmi Buds 4 and Redmi Buds 4 Pro have the same touch control functions, and in-ear detection sensor.
So, in my opinion, it is better to save up a little money and buy Redmi Buds 4 Pro. However, Redmi Buds 4 are also very good earbuds for the price of $30. It is very difficult to find better earbuds in this price range.