On April 14, Redmi announced a new pair of completely wireless headphones, which are called not Redmi AirDots 2, but Redmi AirDots S. The novelty in appearance is almost indistinguishable from last year’s model, Redmi left the design unchanged. Even the color has remained the same – black. This will complicate the choice for users. However, the new version of Redmi AirDots S offers a number of improvements and additional features.

The first thing you should pay attention to is an improved connection to signal sources. The previous model, when connected to a smartphone, used the scheme when one earphone (right) was the main one and actually established a connection with the mobile device, and the second earphone was already connected to it. It was also possible to connect to the smartphone only one earphone (any of a pair).

Redmi AirDots S takes a different approach. When you first establish a connection with a mobile device, both headphones are actually connected. There is no main earphone. But at the same time, there is also the possibility of using each of the headphones individually in mono mode. Switching to stereo mode occurs automatically when the user places a second earphone in his ear.

The announced new product received an improved chip with support for Bluetooth 5.0 and 7.2 mm speakers. According to the manufacturer, the data transfer is increased by 2 times compared with the previous generation. The connection has now become faster and more stable. Additionally, the presence of a new game mode with low latencies is noted. It is activated by triple pressing the headphone button. In addition, the headphones feature DSP noise reduction.Finally, the ability to use voice assistants (Google Assistant, Siri and XiaoAI) is supported. To activate them, double-click on the headphone button. A single short press pauses playback and resumes it, and also allows you to receive an incoming phone call. A long press for about 1 second rejects the incoming call. The ability to switch between music and adjust the volume is not reported. The batteries built into the headphones provide up to 4 hours of operation on a single charge. When using a complete case, autonomy increases to 12 hours. The price of Redmi AirDots S remained at the same level as its predecessor – about $ 14.