Neckband earphones have played second fiddle to true wireless earphones and premium over-ear headphones in recent times, but they still deliver a great balance of price and battery life. Yesterday, Xiaomi India’s official website has put up a new collar Bluetooth headset that supports noise reduction. The price is only 1799 Indian rupees ($24). The product name is Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphone Pro. This headset is similar in appearance to the noise reduction version of the Xiaomi Bluetooth Collar Earphones sold in China. But the appearance of the back of the earphone cavity is different.
Xiaomi’s Bluetooth headset supports ANC active noise reduction with a maximum noise reduction of 25dB. The earphone features a 10mm dynamic coil unit. The low frequency has been enhanced. Thanks to the neck-hanging design, this product can carry a larger capacity battery and can last up to 20 hours.
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Mi Neckband Earphone Pro features
In addition, Xiaomi’s noise-canceling headphones also support IPX5 waterproof. It can withstand mild sweat and rain. At the same time, the product supports low-latency audio, and the built-in microphone supports voice assistant functions. The product is available in black/blue and supports the HFP/HSP/A2DP/AVRCP Bluetooth protocol. The original price of the product is 223 yuan ($34), and the current price is about 161 yuan ($24). The noise reduction version of Xiaomi Bluetooth Collar Earphones currently on sale in China costs 399 yuan ($60). The product includes a ring-iron hybrid unit that supports hybrid digital noise reduction and LDAC high-definition Bluetooth audio protocol.
Other notable features include voice assistant support via your phone’s assistant, low latency audio, and a 10mm bass driver. Another noteworthy feature (albeit not in a good way) is MicroUSB charging, which is a little disappointing in 2021. Thankfully, the price makes up for the choice of charging port.