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For the bassheads, a BIG YESSSS!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed in India on 27 February 2020
The Mi Dual driver headphones delivers more than expected on one aspect - Bass. And there's bucket loads of it and that too without compromising too much on clarity.
This is my initial impression after using this headphone for almost 4 hours continuously. I will update this review with all other aspects and comparisons once I burn this in.
Edit : 9th March2020:
Before going into the review I own Mi in ear headphones pro, Vsonic GR02 Bass edition, Signature Acoustics Elements V2.1, Sennheisser HD598 SE, Realme Buds 2 and had Soundmagic E10. So I think I know a few things related to headphones when I compare them.
1. Design : Fairly standard design with a Y connector cable, 125 cm long braided cable which does not entangle and unfolds very easily. Kudos to that. I previously had Mi in ear headphones pro which entangled like anything. But from the splitter onward the cable is rubber and it does entangle a bit, but that potion is less luckily. The earbuds are made of anodised aluminium with rubber eartips. The ear buds does have magnets like realme earbuds and are relatively strong and helps to keep them stay together. No magnetic on off feature present.
2. Comfort : Nothing much to brag about here. It is comfortable like any other earphone and you'll be able to sleep on your side while wearing it.
3. Sound : BASS, BASS, BASS. That is what this is made for. It is dark and has tons of it.
Mids and high - the mids and high are somewhat overpowered by the bass which is bloated at times. But for the price it is OK. The male voice especially nasal tones seem a little upfront and unpleasant at times. For audiobooks and podcasts, it's easier to hear even in outdoors. The high or treble is where all the problems are. The treble is almost nonexistent. You'll need to adjust your equalizer a little bit to get the desired amount of treble to your liking.
Sound stage- affected by the bloated bass and less treble. The sound seems to be center staged and differentiating between instruments seems difficult.
4. Sound Isolation: Decent and comparable with others in the same price range.
5. Mic- It is of quite good quality with the person at the other end never experiencing any difficulties. The sound was very clear without much background noises and was clear. The mic is present in the right-side cable.
6. Value for money: this is a decent buy at a price of 799rs.
Final words: This headphone is made for the BASS-lovers. There is so much bass that it overpowers almost everything else. If you want a more round bodied sound you'll have to fiddle with the equaliser a little bit and once you does that you have got a decent pair of headphones with a very good mic. Even though a dual driver earphone, it doesn't live up to its name or its advertisements. Out of the box, it has nothing but bass. You'll get a much better sound in Sennheiser CX180, but it doesn't have a mic. For the price of 799, you have got a headphone which is better than the Boats Bassheads 225 and Realme buds 2. BUT, if you patiently wait and watch for lightning deals, you may find the Signature Acoustics Elements C12 version 2.1 @ 749 rs which is an absolute gem and trumps the Mi earphone on every aspect except for the muddy bass which is very clear in it. Also you get a foam tip with the signatures which in itself costs more than 200rs each pair.
So, the decision is all yours. For you, bass lovers, go ahead and buy it, you won't regret it. For pure sound lovers/audiophiles stay away.
Take your buying decision wisely.