We have seen many impressive products from Xiaomi including & Smartphones, Accessories, Ultrabooks & even the Mi Drone. Today we are having a look at the Bluetooth Speaker from Xiaomi. Ladies & Gentlemen this is our review for the Mi Bluetooth Speaker.
Mi Bluetooth Speaker is a combination of good build quality & a decent sound production system. It is sleek, lightweight & budget friendly that makes it light to your pocket in every aspect.
Bluetooth Version: 4.0
Output: 6W ( 3W*2 )
Driver: Dual Φ36mm Drivers
USB Power Input: 5V-2A
Battery Capacity: 1500mah
Design & Build Quality:
Looking at the build quality, the main speakers are covered by an Aluminium Alloy jacket. This is quite similar design found in some of the premium Powerbanks. Unlike the Plastic body speakers, the Aluminium jacket really feels premium & also, it is an advantage when it comes to the durability.
Coming to the design, it has a sleek rectangular design that has a size of 168mm*24.5mm*58mm & it’s weight is just 270 grams. This makes the device easy to hold & at the same time it does not feel that much heavy in the hand. It is currently available in Blue, Gold & Pink ( Pink variant available in banggood.com only ) color options & we have the Gold one.
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In the Right side we have the Buttons for controlling purpose. Starting from the top, the First one is used to Play/Pause a song ( Long press the key to On/Off the speaker ), Second one is used to Increase the volume ( Long press to play the Next song ), Third one is used to Decrease the volume ( Long press the play the Previous song ) & The Fourth one gives sound notification that is probably the remaining battery level ( Long press to disconnect the Bluetooth device ) [ We have a Chinese unit so, clicking on the button produced output was in Chinese that we were unable to understand. That’s why we are not sure what the Sound Notification exactly is. ] .
In the right side we have the AUX input, Microphone, Micro USB Port (For Charging) & a Micro SD card slot.
As the Mi Bluetooth Speaker is a budget segment Bluetooth speaker, we expected an average performance from it. But, it has really impressed us with it’s loud & decent audio quality.
The Highs are great, the Lows are good & the Mids are ok but, not totally satisfying. The Bass & Treble are well balanced. Raising the volume to the highest level sometimes create distortions that vanish by decreasing the volume level by 1. It sometimes add extra bass to Bass prone songs I’ll say. But, allover the sound experience is quite good.
According to our testing, these speakers performed best with Electronic Music & experience with other kind of music was also good. Also, if you listen to Audio stories, it can be a treat for you.
Connectivity, MicroSD & Microphone:
Both my Smartphone & Laptop connected really fast to the Speaker. No issues with the Bluetooh 4.0 here. Also, the AUX connection is working normally.
We don’t have any idea about the highest capacity of the MicroSD card slot but, we have tested with a 16GB Samsung EVO MicroSD card & there was no issues.
The Microphone is same found in smartphones. The sound is clear but, a bit low.
The 1500mah battery provides a good battery life. We got an average playback time of 7 hours & 20 mins. It is rechargeable with normal smartphone chargers (5V-2A) & it takes almost 2 hours & 10 mins to charge from 0%-100%.
While Battery becomes low, the notification LED turns RED from White.
The Final Verdict:
Though the Mi Bluetooth Speaker is a budget device, it does not disappoints the user. The Sound Quality is great & the Build Quality is also premium. If you have low budget then, you can also go with best desktop speakers under 100 and get similar sound quality for your computers and If you are looking for a Bluetooth Speaker within budget, with decent Loudness, good Battery Life & decent Durability, we will surely recommend it.