Mi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro experience: a flagship with everything you need, and details that need to be polished

I still remember that on September 27, when Xiaomi released Civi, it also brought a Mi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone 3 Pro.

As a product positioned as a flagship, the configuration of Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro can be regarded as reaching the level of "everything you want".

Such as the 40dB noise reduction depth and intelligent noise reduction function, the new unit with HRTF tuning, and the newly added spatial audio function… These elements are the most common in current flagship true wireless products. Xiaomi, which has integrated these things, hopes to make this true wireless headset 3 Pro a flagship product, and at the same time can become a benchmark internally.

You can talk about the texture of the Xiaomi headset

In terms of appearance, the charging box of the Mi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro uses a very traditional oval cobblestone design.

The surface of the fuselage is treated like a frosted metal, which can feel the effect of fine particles while feeling comfortable. Compared with Xiaomi's previous products at the same price, the texture of this model is much more prominent.

In addition to the texture, the charging box has a strong look and feel.

Xiaomi only placed its own "xiaomi" logo on the rear side of the charging box shaft, and they chose the physical matching key to place the button on the bottom of the charging box wittyly to avoid affecting the overall look and feel of the whole machine.

This method is not good at hiding inside, but Xiaomi has made some concessions in appearance for convenience.

You should know that the interaction of the physical pairing key is currently the most intuitive pairing scheme. Anyone who has used a Bluetooth headset knows the operation of long pressing to enter the pairing mode. In contrast to those anti-human operations that require a few seconds on the left to press the right for a few seconds to enter the pairing mode, or the second gesture that requires both hands to press the ears to start pairing after wearing, the physical button is the most intimate pairing operation, there is no one.

Although Xiaomi still has its own charging box here, the position of the button opening is slightly uneven, which is still a little obvious next to the USB-C charging port. But the trade-offs made for the convenience of matching, I think it is still understandable.

In terms of headphones, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro has a curved design.

The body is divided into two parts: matte and mirror. The mirror is the common texture of metal mirrors. There are holes for microphones on it, and the surface is very smooth. The black matte part is treated with a stronger graininess than the charging box, and it will feel a lot "rough" to the touch.

The shape of Mi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro is a bit similar to AirPods Pro, and the wearing feeling is also the same. Both are designed with short ear handles. At the same time, the in-ear shape can fit the ears, which can easily fill the wearing space. .

But compared with AirPods Pro, which is relatively easy to wear, the wearing feeling of Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro is more obvious, and the refresh rate of fatigue and the feeling of foreign objects are higher than AirPods Pro.

In addition to the wearing form, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro and AirPods Pro both use push buttons, but AirPods Pro is a recessed touch pit, while Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones 3 Pro does A small elongated bulge is used to make an effect similar to a "physical button".

However, the bulge of Xiaomi's long strip is not obvious, and it is easy to find the buttons without familiarity, and it takes some time to get used to it.

In terms of accessories, Xiaomi has included four sets of different rubber plugs for the true wireless noise-cancelling headphones 3 Pro. With the "fit test" included in the mobile phone, there is no problem with perfect wear.

In appearance, this is a headset that Xiaomi can talk about "texture".

Try to reduce the plastic feel of the earphones, and improve the feel through the separation and texture processing. Compared with the previous entry products for thousands of yuan, the texture of the Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro has finally improved by another level, and it is finally possible to have it. It matches the texture of its own flagship name.

Everything you need

Continuing Xiaomi's usual tradition, the functions of Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro are considered to be fully functional.

  • Connection performance

In terms of connection configuration, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro supports low-power Bluetooth 5.2 mode, as well as low latency. Xiaomi has made low latency into the Bluetooth switch, even if the user turns on the LHDC transmission mode, it will not affect the activation of the low latency mode.

The connection stability performance is naturally nothing to say. Under the premise of turning on low latency, whether it is watching videos or playing shooting games on a mobile phone, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro did not detect significant delay. During the experience, when I used to play "Call of Duty", the multiplayer gun battle was also stable. For general mobile phone users, its performance is sufficient.

In terms of transmission coding, Mi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro supports both SBC and AAC lossless coding. If it is an earlier version, LHDC lossless coding can also be enabled through subsequent upgrades, but it can only be turned on on Xiaomi Civi.

  • Spatial audio

In addition to LHDC lossless encoding, the focus of the update of Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro is "Head Tracking" and "Spatial Audio".

After the headset and Mi Civi are updated to the latest version, you can turn on the head tracking function in the pairing menu of the Bluetooth headset. If you want to use an application that is adapted to spatial audio (such as iQiyi), you need to turn on the spatial audio switch in the app and turn on the spatial audio switch in the Civi menu to enable it.

The operation is indeed a bit more troublesome, but Xiaomi has added specific instructions on the official website. Just read the instructions on the official website before using it.

However, in terms of actual experience, the spatial audio experience of the Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro at this stage is still somewhat lacking.

With head tracking, the headset can also keep up under normal circumstances, but occasionally there will be a noticeable delay in perception of one or two clicks. If the person is shaking his head continuously, the delay will be a bit more obvious. But normal people don't shake their heads continuously while listening to songs, so the problem shouldn't be big.

However, Xiaomi has also increased the tracking sensitivity of the headset, and you will feel that the sound follows the movement with just a little movement. If there are a lot of these "sound mirrors" in daily listening to songs, it is actually very strange.

This also means that you have to turn off this feature when you walk around.

Another point is that after turning on the 3D audio sound effect, the earphone's listening experience will become strange. You need to switch to Dolby Atmos after turning it off, and the listening experience will return to normal. Although you can hear the increase in spatial sense when the spatial audio is turned on, the overall sense of hearing is still a bit strange, so it is recommended to wait for the official to further upgrade the firmware and adjust this part of the sound effect before using it.

  • Noise reduction

Like other flagship noise-cancelling headphones with similar positioning, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise-cancelling Headphones 3 Pro is also a product that achieves 40dB noise reduction.

To cope with the daily environment, the noise reduction of Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro is basically sufficient. The noise reduction of 40dB should solve the problem of air-conditioning fan and typing noise. If you want to work in a public environment like a coffee shop, the noise reduction effect of the headset can also be satisfied. After the noise reduction is turned on, the impact of the external speakers around you can be reduced.

In addition, the pairing menu of Mi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro also supports noise reduction adjustment. There are three options for noise reduction, transparent mode, and noise reduction off. After noise reduction is turned on, there are four levels of automatic, mild, balanced, and depth. , Can be adjusted to suit the needs of different users.

For users who are accustomed to strong noise reduction of WF-1000XM4, I personally default to "Deep" for a long time.

But if you open the depth for a long time, the pressure on the ears will be a little bit higher, and the fatigue refresh will be faster. So in general, it is better to use adaptive.

The transparent mode provided by Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro, this time added the function of dual transparent mode.

This function needs to be turned on in the built-in menu of the phone, and the setting is hidden deeply. After the function is turned on, the earphone can obtain the vocal enhancement effect in the transparent mode, and you can communicate with the surrounding environment without taking off the earphone. If the volume you use is not too high, then this function is quite effective.

  • Endurance

In terms of battery life, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro can achieve 6 hours of stand-alone playback when active noise reduction is turned off and AAC encoding is switched to the default mode, and it can achieve 27 hours of battery life with the charging box.

This kind of performance is quite satisfactory, and it is not outstanding in the flagship true wireless noise-cancelling headphones. If you turn on the deep noise reduction and LHDC mode, it will still have a little impact on the battery life, but it is still enough for daily use, and there will be no embarrassment of the rapid collapse of the WF-1000X a few years ago.

But if the noise reduction is turned off and only the performance of "6+27", then the Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Canceling Headphone 3 Pro is not very popular in front of the flagship.

In terms of functions, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro is quite complete.

The noise reduction has added an adaptive function, and has been strengthened for the ambient sound mode to reduce the frequency of users taking it off. The addition of head tracking and spatial audio support is one step faster, and it is also attractive to users who want to experience it first.

However, the current overall adaptation and experience is still a bit rough, such as the sense of hearing in spatial audio mode, the sensitivity and response of head tracking, all of which need to be adjusted.

In addition, Xiaomi also needs to increase the speed of adaptation. A flagship headset that only fits the product positioned as Xiaomi Civi, which is still unreasonable for users who have bought flagship phones such as Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra and Xiaomi MIX4.

A new sound full of blood transmission

In terms of sound, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro has added effort in transmission and unit.

In terms of transmission, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro supports the latest LHDC 4.0. Compared with the previous version of LHDC, LHDC 4.0 supports spatial audio mode and achieves a minimum of 80ms full link delay. More importantly, it increases the transmission bit rate to 900Kbps to further meet the needs of Hi-Res audio.

You know, even Apple Music, which is very stubborn in terms of specifications, supports 24bit 96kHz and even 24bit 192kHz Hi-Res lossless specifications. To support these formats, it is necessary to increase the support of Bluetooth transmission coding. Xiaomi upgrading LHDC 4.0 is more like a timely s Choice.

In terms of the unit, the Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone 3 Pro diamond dual-magnetic moving coil unit uses a Japanese CCAW coil and a high-hardness DLC special diaphragm. The CCAW coil can reduce weight, and this DLC special diaphragm uses diamond-like amorphous carbon, which has a higher hardness than conventional ones.

In addition, the magnetic part of the Mi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone 3 Pro unit also uses dual high-magnetic neodymium iron boron, which can reduce magnetic leakage. The overall design is mainly for the service of sound details. They hope to increase the sensitivity of the unit and ensure the output of sound details.

In terms of hearing, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro focuses on balanced sound.

The three frequencies are relatively balanced, and there is no obvious preference for warm or cold in the sound. Although this dynamic unit is not the main feature of strong resolution, the details of the instruments are still clear, and there is no feeling of adhesion and ambiguity between the instruments, and it is enough to deal with popular songs and short videos daily. Even if it is used to listen to streaming media with higher specifications, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro can handle it.

In terms of low frequencies, the output of Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro is not too strong. The drum beats are handled every time like hitting a suitable position and ending, not too little but not too much. If you can give a little more, the sound will be more attractive.

The performance of the vocal part is quite satisfactory. The isolation between the singer and the background is done well, but the vocals are not prominent, and there is a feeling of being pulled. Although the sound is not jerky, it is still a bit harsh to deal with. If you really want to listen to high standards, I personally still hope that it can be handled more delicately and smoothly.

The rendering of the environment and atmosphere is not bad, which is more in line with the taste of my popular listener. Low-frequency dives can be considered, but not many. There will be no veiled or banging feeling on the whole. It doesn't sound dull and stable.

Almighty flagship, "exclusive" flagship

In general, the configuration of Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro has reached the flagship standard, and the performance is also very versatile.

If you have already started Xiaomi Civi and determined it as the main machine, then Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro should be the most suitable and the only true wireless headphones for you. It should be said that currently only it can give you the most complete experience.

The price of 699 yuan is not expensive for an all-round true wireless noise reduction flagship, even if it is carrying Xiaomi, which used to be the main cost-effective, this price and performance are still worth trying.

For Xiaomi Civi, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro is undoubtedly the all-around flagship. But for Xiaomi, Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro is the exclusive flagship of Xiaomi Civi.

It may be due to the fact that it was launched too quickly, which made the Mi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 3 Pro missed from this year's Mi flagship.

But currently it is only compatible with the Xiaomi Civi machine, which is undoubtedly a big limitation for the Xiaomi True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone 3 Pro.

Now I can only hope that Xiaomi will quickly adjust the adaptation and headset software, and quickly hand over a full version of true wireless noise reduction flagship product to Xiaomi's flagship users.

"Buy it, it's not expensive."

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