Smartphones with USB connector-C cannot be called trend — new so much users that now manufacturers producing devices with the usual micro-USB, compare almost with dinosaurs. In addition, many love to remove the traditional 3.5 mm plug, leaving owners one-on-one with the adapter or headphones…, able to connect to smartphone via the USB Type-C. Many of these solutions can not be called cheap, but the company Xiaomi is not touched: her headphones Type-C and active noise reduction are little more than 2500 rubles.
Needless to say that we, the editors immediately acquired one such instance and willing to share their experiences. But first, about the performance — they deserve attention.
- Frequency response: 20-40, 000 Hz
- Rated power: 5mW
- Impedance: 32 Ohm
- Sensitivity: 113 dB
- Cable length: 1.25 m
- Plug: USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 77 x 120 x 30 mm
- Weight: 20 g
Xiaomi ANC Type-C have dvuhdverny design, almost like the first Xiaomi Hybrid. Single emitter dynamic, responsible for low frequencies, the second reinforcing type, which takes care of mid and high frequencies. To meet such budget headphones was very unexpected.
The box is traditionally modest, but stylish (designed in the spirit of Apple). The most important thing — picking, and here Xiaomi has tried. In the box put the four pairs of standard ear cushions, three pairs in order to make them in a bag for transportation and a special “cradle” which wrapped headphones and remote control playback.
Headphones designed in a stylish silver color (there is a version in black), the casing is made of chromed metal. On the outer side has a mesh that covers the MEMS-microphones. Looks stylish, impressive and very expensive, a minimum of 6-7 thousand rubles.
Zvukovoy headphones neatly closed mesh although have a slightly unusual shape, the ear pads they fit any. To fit headphones were more comfortable, better to use the extra bits from the kit.
Cable partially has a fabric braid, partial silicone, has microphone effect, though often confused, in addition to silicone segment often visible traces of folds.
The playback controller is completely redesigned — now three big buttons are not in contact with each other, so to use the cable blindly very easily. On one edge there is a mode switch active noise cancellation and a blue led.
Looks very neat, although there are questions to the silicone coating on the cable — or rather, to its durability. How the headphones cope with its main task — the noise cancelling?
Noise reduction and sound
As stated in the specifications, the external noise with the help of this feature can be suppressed more than 25 dB. For this purpose, the microphones “hear” the sounds in the range 50-2000 Hz and remove everything unnecessary, so you were left alone with the music. In fact it works that way: we went on the subway, turned on the active noise cancellation and minimize all extraneous sounds. But on the street or at home, they simply vanish, like wearing ear plugs with the ability to play sound. Works not worse than that in the JBL Reflect Aware that cost twice the price.
As for the sound quality here is not so clear. Initially it may seem that the sound is a bit rough, but if a little work with the EQ, everything falls into place. Headphones work with almost any genre and will appeal to most, this will satisfy and audiophile.
We checked ANC Type-C compatibility not only with Xiaomi smartphones, but LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel. Depending on your earphones sound better/worse, but overall leave a positive impression.
Where to buy
Although Xiaomi ANC Type-C sold in Russia, is most advantageous to buy them in the Chinese online stores-for example, to GearBest, where now even the promotion on the black version (you can buy it for only 2600 rubles). By the way, if you decide to buy something in GearBest, I advise you to look to the service Buykers.comwith which you can get extra discount.
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Xiaomi ANC Type-C is definitely worth a purchase if you have a smartphone with USB Type-C to Miss the opportunity to get rid of the adapters and poor quality sound for the price is simply impossible.