After defining its vast territory in the smartphone market in India, Xiaomi has released a lot of affordable audio products in the country, including smart speaker and wireless headphones.
And you don’t often get the active noise canceling feature in audio devices at this price point, and the Mi Neckband Pro is a follow-up to the Mi Neckband, which launched in 2019.
While Mi Neckband aims to offer an affordable wireless audio experience with modest features, Xiaomi positions the Pro variant as a premium offering.
To this end, Mi Neckband Pro brings significant improvements, ranging from better battery life and an updated design to active noise canceling capabilities and improved audio performance.
The Mi Neckband Pro features a classic rubber collar design, all controls are placed on the right side, while the left unit has the Mi logo printed on the outside.
The earbuds have an anti-serumine design and an anti-clogging speaker grille, both of which help prevent earwax and small dust particles from clogging the earphones, says Xiaomi.
A 10mm speaker is fitted inside each unit, and Mi Neckband Pro works over Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC and SBC codecs.
The main distinguishing feature of Mi Neckband Pro is the active noise canceling feature, as the earbuds claim to reduce ambient noise by up to 25 dB.
The environmental noise cancellation feature is also present, and it is said: It reduces environmental noise by 90 percent when receiving voice calls.
Its battery life is rated for up to 20 hours on a single charge, and it also has an IPX5 rating for sweat and splash resistance.
In addition to Mi Neckaband Pro, the company announced a new 16W Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker.
The device features an 8-watt amplifier to provide a powerful wireless audio experience on the go, and it provides dual EQ modes, which can be switched via a button, and you can also set up two speakers together to create a stereo sound.
There is a 2,600 mAh battery that is charged via the USB Type-C port. The device continues to work on a single charge for up to 13 hours.
It also has a built-in microphone for voice calls and calling in the voice assistant, and the speaker works over Bluetooth 5.0 and is IPX7 waterproof.
The portable speaker comes in blue and black, and is available for purchase through the company’s website at a price of $ 35.