Xiaomi Mi Headphones announced to complement Mi Note Audio hardware


xiaomi mi headphones

One of the new features for the Xiaomi Mi Note is the improved audio thanks to a dedicated DAC processor, and what better way to hear the benefits than through Xiaomi own headphones.

The Mi Note launch is very much the first step for Xiaomi to be known just as the company for cheap tech, but a premium phone maker. Their aim is obviously to compete with Apple (obvious with the comparisons made at launch), but to start with they are looking closer to home, perhaps at Oppo, who might be concerned with Xiaomi’s premium headphones.

Xiaomi aren’t new to the accessory market, nor are they amateurs are making well priced, good performing earphones, but they are new to premium products. Their first premium accessory are the Mi Headphones, which come with leather look padding, red sticking and bling gold highlights.

Costing 499 Yuan (in China) they are still much more affordable than other brand name headphones, including those made by Oppo, but still represent quite a price increase for devoted Xiaomi fans to stomach.

xiaomi mi headphones

Specifications for the Mi Headphones are 50mm super sized beryllium diaphragm speakers, 25% larger than regular headphones. Soft, replaceable ear covers in either round or oval, silver plated cable and kevlar coated wires.

The Xiaomi headphones are sure to arrive in resellers across the globe once they are release for sale in China.

[ GizChina.it ]
Previous Real hands on photos with the very classy looking Xiaomi Mi Note
Next White UMi Zero leaked!

28 Comments

  1. dax
    January 15, 2015

    You missed the Xiaomi Mi Box Mini?
    Dont see any reference about it

  2. desponent
    January 15, 2015

    Not sure if open headphone is a good idea for mobile use.

    50mm driver isn’t exactly uncommon nor expensive either and it’s not going to tell you anything on its sq. Guess I’ll just have to wait for review.

  3. Jögo Suán-Kōr
    January 15, 2015

    if it was Bluetooth would be greater!

  4. Guest
    January 15, 2015

    You missed the Xiaomi Mi Box Mini?
    Dont see any reference about it

  5. desponent
    January 15, 2015

    Not sure if open headphone is a good idea for mobile use.

    50mm driver isn’t exactly uncommon nor expensive either and it’s not going to tell you anything on its sq. Guess I’ll just have to wait for review.

  6. Jögo Suán-Kōr
    January 15, 2015

    if it was Bluetooth would be greater!

  7. Chris
    January 15, 2015

    As nice as it may be, it’s pretty overpriced considering you can buy some absolutely amazing sounding headphones from reputable (chinese) brands Somic and Takstar for less money… Check out the Somic MM185 for example, it’s only 169 yen since 11-11 and it easily beats all headphones below 60-80 euro in sound quality and the build is also excellent.

    • trapchan
      January 15, 2015

      any reference or link ?? Or review on that particular model?

      • Chris
        January 15, 2015

        In case you’re interested you can find them on aliexpress (overpriced) and on Taobao of course. The Taobao ads also have links to a review. It sounds very neutral with a slight bass emphasis (very slight). You can also take a look on head-fi.org for positive opinions on Somic and Takstar.

      • Chris
        January 15, 2015

        f.y.i. MM185 is the successor to EFI 82MT. You can read all about the EFI82 here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/647289/somic-efi-82-mt-believe-the-hype

        • trapchan
          January 15, 2015

          Thanks, will look it up. Want a nice headphone, but don’t want to spend fortune to get Sennheiser.

    • desponent
      January 16, 2015

      I’ve heard those. They’re good for the money but “Absolutely Amazing”? Eh… You really need to listen to more headphone.

      • Chris
        January 16, 2015

        Getting such sound quality from a 20 euro headphone is indeed “absolutely amazing”. So let us know which sub 80 euro headphone sounds significantly (!) better.

        • desponent
          January 16, 2015

          RX700, CAL, SR60 mod. And some that I forget since I haven’t looked at this price range for a long time now.

          It’s even easier to slaughter it if you include IEM, the competitive landscape on that price range is absolutely crazy for the past few year.

  8. Tjabbe
    January 15, 2015

    As nice as it may be, it’s pretty overpriced considering you can buy some absolutely amazing sounding headphones from reputable (chinese) brands Somic and Takstar for less money… Check out the Somic MM185 for example, it’s only 169 yen since 11-11 and it easily beats all headphones below 60-80 euro in sound quality and the build is also excellent.

    • trapchan
      January 15, 2015

      any reference or link ?? Or review on that particular model?

    • Tjabbe
      January 15, 2015

      In case you’re interested you can find them on aliexpress (overpriced) and on Taobao of course. The Taobao ads also have links to a review. It sounds very neutral with a slight bass emphasis (very slight). You can also take a look on head-fi.org for positive opinions on Somic and Takstar.

    • Tjabbe
      January 15, 2015

      f.y.i. MM185 is the successor to EFI 82MT. You can read all about the EFI82 here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/647289/somic-efi-82-mt-believe-the-hype

    • trapchan
      January 15, 2015

      Thanks, will look it up. Want a nice headphone, but don’t want to spend fortune to get Sennheiser.

    • desponent
      January 16, 2015

      I’ve heard those. They’re good for the money but “Absolutely Amazing”? Eh… You really need to listen to more headphone.

    • Tjabbe
      January 16, 2015

      Getting such sound quality from a 20 euro headphone is indeed “absolutely amazing”. So let us know which sub 80 euro headphone sounds significantly (!) better.

    • desponent
      January 16, 2015

      RX700, CAL, SR60 mod. And some that I forget since I haven’t looked at this price range for a long time now.

      It’s even easier to slaughter it if you include IEM, the competitive landscape on that price range is absolutely crazy for the past few year.

  9. joe
    January 16, 2015

    The design looks super classy and stylish I could definitely see myself wearing it if the sound is good.

  10. Guest
    January 16, 2015

    The design looks super classy and stylish I could definitely see myself wearing it if the sound is good.

  11. rinki
    January 16, 2015

    guys..considering their pistons 2.0 are pretty much dominating at 25$ over everything from 100$ and below ( and some way over that ), i think we can be sure of the quality a full size ones will bring with them .
    also i have the pistons and if you like clarity these are the ones for you .

  12. rinki
    January 17, 2015

    guys..considering their pistons 2.0 are pretty much dominating at 25$ over everything from 100$ and below ( and some way over that ), i think we can be sure of the quality a full size ones will bring with them .
    also i have the pistons and if you like clarity these are the ones for you .

  13. James
    January 18, 2015

    In his keynote, Lei Jun compared the sound quality of his new Xiaomi headphones to international brands costing 2,000 yuan, or four times more expensive.

  14. Guest
    January 19, 2015

    In his keynote, Lei Jun compared the sound quality of his new Xiaomi headphones to international brands costing 2,000 yuan, or four times more expensive.