Xiaomi Flagship HIFI Hybrid Earphones 2BA+2DD Review | Hifigo
Xiaomi new launching Mi HiFi Hybrid Flagship Headphones are priced at CNY 999 in China. These headphones have been designed to work in both 2 wired modes and 1 wireless mode allowing users more flexibility, and are equipped with four drivers for better sound quality.
The headphones are currently listed only in a single Black color option.
Package & Build
Xiaomi notes that the box includes one 3.5 mm cable (short), one 3.5 mm cable (long), one Bluetooth adapter, one Hi-res DAC cable with MMCX to Type-C and additional ear hooks, ear tips, case and more.
Mi HiFi Hybrid Flagship Earphones come with MMCX gold-plated connectors with thicker coatings. These are claimed to support up to four times more connections and disconnections. Also, these connectors can be replaced easily if breaks down, added company.
Mi headphones integrate two dynamic drivers and two balanced armature units, with the latter placed before the dynamic drivers for better detail in audio. There's a thin silicone layer to produce bass, and titanium composite inside the diaphragm for treble.
The sound chambers are made of a durable material called Zirconia while the cables are made of silver-plated oxygen-free copper material.
Hi-res in both wired and wireless modes
In its simplest terms, hi-res audio tends to refer to music files that have a higher sampling frequency and/or bit depth than CD - which is specified at 16bit/44.1kHz. What surprised us is Mi Flagship HIFI Hybrid Earphones get Hi-res certificated with both wired and wireless modes.
Sound Impression & Connections
The balanced armature drivers in the Mi Hifi earphone, in conjunction with the dynamic driver, have been tuned to provide a natural yet smooth sounding frequency response, free from any dips or peaks. With the Mi HIFI earphones, you will get robust yet quick bass, wonderfully rich mids and treble dripping with detail and speed that only balanced armature drivers can provide. The 2BA+2DD earphones with a feeling that vocal is near. As expected, the soundstage is somewhat compact with a solid image.1. Wired output with Hi-res 3.5mm to MMCX cable
It is not hard to power Mi Hifi Hybrid earphone 32 Ohm, but its performance will be improved much if the playing equipment with higher resolution.2. Wired output with Hi-Res DAC cable with Type - C to MMCX
If your phone doesn't have a 3.5mm port, this pair earphones would be a very good choice. Sound performance almost catches with the 3.5mm cable compared to the branded cellphones.
3. Wireless output with Bluetooth adapter -- LDAC supported
These earphones come with a Bluetooth DAC amplifier that supports Hi-Res SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD and LDAC.
Most of Bluetooth adapters cannot transmit files at Hi-res standard, but the blue adapter packed with the earphones support LDAC. Sony LDAC ™, is an audio coding technology for the transmission of High-Resolution Audio.
In Bluetooth mode, Mi hifi hybrid earphones bring many details at bass and highs, it is a little weak for mids, totally. It is a kind of V-shape. In terms of sound performance, the dynamic range is narrow than the other two modes.
Mi hifi earphones are quite comfortable to wear. Due to its insertion depth, it is easy to get a nice seal using so many eartips choices. I had no issues wearing them during my extended listening sessions. But it's better to use the hook if you want it hanging over the ears.