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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Xiaomi are clearly testing the limits of that statement with these.

Features wise they seem to fit the bill, with 5.0 Bluetooth, tap controls, voice control, Noise cancellation, and a moving coil diaphragm which boasts clear sound quality through low mids and highs.

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Characteristics:
  • Semi-In-Ear Bud design
  • LDHC Hi-Res audio codec support
  • Dual microphones
  • Integrated infrared sensor
  • 14.2mm drivers
  • Up to 14 hours battery life
  • Compatible with Android and iOS devices
  • USB-C charging cradles
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Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 10:09

It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a t …It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a time when such a blatant rip off product would be described as fake and rebuked. Yet another reason there’s no point in companies pushing design boundaries these days - why take all the risk when you’ll have a dozen imitators within a month anyway eh?


Quite.
But it does cast a light on just how expensive the originals are, notwithstanding the R&D costs of course.
When you see how much Xiaomi sell their phones for you wonder how brands such as Apple can justify the exorbitant costs, particularly when they are all made in China.
It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a time when such a blatant rip off product would be described as fake and rebuked. Yet another reason there’s no point in companies pushing design boundaries these days - why take all the risk when you’ll have a dozen imitators within a month anyway eh?
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 11:11

Of course not. There's no way on earth that Apple would sell royalties to …Of course not. There's no way on earth that Apple would sell royalties to a competitor to sell a knock off of their product. No chance at all. I think you're very confused. In what way? Please do be specific. Even if they were better (they are not), that doesn't have any impact on the topic. It's a knock off. They stole the name, the design, the case, everything. I'm not sure why you would want to defend a company that does that.


If it gives a way out for those less well-off then I don't see the problem plus Apple uses the same manufacturing plants that have to have anti-suicide nets from the poorly treated workers there so there's no moral cause here. Every company is out for profit over people, don't see why you have to defend a multi-billion organisation on a deal site.
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 10:09

It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a t …It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a time when such a blatant rip off product would be described as fake and rebuked. Yet another reason there’s no point in companies pushing design boundaries these days - why take all the risk when you’ll have a dozen imitators within a month anyway eh?


Believe it or not, some people on here have called Huawei and Xiaomi more innovative than Apple. The Freebuds and Airdots to me say everything about their credibility as far as innovation is concerned.
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Look great for the price
any options with included customs etc? I'm never lucky with stuff from China and always seem to get stung by the post office :/
It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a time when such a blatant rip off product would be described as fake and rebuked. Yet another reason there’s no point in companies pushing design boundaries these days - why take all the risk when you’ll have a dozen imitators within a month anyway eh?
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 10:09

It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a t …It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a time when such a blatant rip off product would be described as fake and rebuked. Yet another reason there’s no point in companies pushing design boundaries these days - why take all the risk when you’ll have a dozen imitators within a month anyway eh?


Reading an interesting article how it’s an attack on western industry! Don’t know about this it’s above my pay grade!
Can already see the amount of people asking me if these are airpods for me to tell them nah they’re just chinese knockoffs
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 10:09

It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a t …It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a time when such a blatant rip off product would be described as fake and rebuked. Yet another reason there’s no point in companies pushing design boundaries these days - why take all the risk when you’ll have a dozen imitators within a month anyway eh?


Believe it or not, some people on here have called Huawei and Xiaomi more innovative than Apple. The Freebuds and Airdots to me say everything about their credibility as far as innovation is concerned.
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 10:09

It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a t …It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a time when such a blatant rip off product would be described as fake and rebuked. Yet another reason there’s no point in companies pushing design boundaries these days - why take all the risk when you’ll have a dozen imitators within a month anyway eh?


Quite.
But it does cast a light on just how expensive the originals are, notwithstanding the R&D costs of course.
When you see how much Xiaomi sell their phones for you wonder how brands such as Apple can justify the exorbitant costs, particularly when they are all made in China.
paul2931/10/2019 10:25

Quite.But it does cast a light on just how expensive the originals are, …Quite.But it does cast a light on just how expensive the originals are, notwithstanding the R&D costs of course.When you see how much Xiaomi sell their phones for you wonder how brands such as Apple can justify the exorbitant costs, particularly when they are all made in China.


You could argue that Google have done a lot of the software and OS designing. So brands like Xiaomi have less to do when it comes to their overlay/skin/OS. Whereas Apple do all their hardware and software R&D themselves.

When you get an iOS update, it's for your specific iphone 5S/8/11 Pro. With Android (it's a bit more generic). This probably applies to Mac v Windows PC more than iOS v Android though.

It still doesn't justify the huge expense. Apple aren't new any more, a lot of R&D is complete, and it's just maintenance and development and they should be allowing their prices to fall, or at least stay the same as opposed to increasing pretty much year-on-year.
Mic any good on these? Are any of the voice prompts in Chinese or is English available?
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 10:09

It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a t …It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a time when such a blatant rip off product would be described as fake and rebuked. Yet another reason there’s no point in companies pushing design boundaries these days - why take all the risk when you’ll have a dozen imitators within a month anyway eh?


Xiaomi is already an established brand. Quite often they come with features you can't find at so called proper brands. Pushing design boundaries is OK, once you come with something new on the market, people will buy it. The difference is now this will not last long, so they have to maximise profit and look for more innovative products or features, to come with something new next month. IMO this is in the customers interest, you buy cheap and technology moves on fast.
sheffield78831/10/2019 10:37

Xiaomi is already an established brand. Quite often they come with …Xiaomi is already an established brand. Quite often they come with features you can't find at so called proper brands. Pushing design boundaries is OK, once you come with something new on the market, people will buy it. The difference is now this will not last long, so they have to maximise profit and look for more innovative products or features, to come with something new next month. IMO this is in the customers interest, you buy cheap and technology moves on fast.


Literally none of this has anything to do with blatantly ripping off competitor products.
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 10:38

Literally none of this has anything to do with blatantly ripping off …Literally none of this has anything to do with blatantly ripping off competitor products.


I'm pretty sure if you want to protect your design and other features, you have to register this, so others do not copy your product. This may not work for unknown brands in China.
My £8 earbuds have more features than my expensive Samsung ones, I will not call this a copy.
sheffield78831/10/2019 10:44

I'm pretty sure if you want to protect your design and other features, you …I'm pretty sure if you want to protect your design and other features, you have to register this, so others do not copy your product. This may not work for unknown brands in China. My £8 earbuds have more features than my expensive Samsung ones, I will not call this a copy.


If you can't see that the Xiamo "AirDots Pro" are a copy of the Apple "AirPods Pro", I can't help you.
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 10:09

It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a t …It’s frustrating to me that this is acceptable these days. There was a time when such a blatant rip off product would be described as fake and rebuked. Yet another reason there’s no point in companies pushing design boundaries these days - why take all the risk when you’ll have a dozen imitators within a month anyway eh?


They’re better than AirPods tho
Edited by: "plogik" 31st Oct
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 10:53

If you can't see that the Xiamo "AirDots Pro" are a copy of the Apple …If you can't see that the Xiamo "AirDots Pro" are a copy of the Apple "AirPods Pro", I can't help you.


Actually, going off the designs. The AirDots are rubber in-ear. The AirPods are different shapes. Technically these AirDots Pro are copying the AirPods. And more importantly, Apple are copying their AirDots etc with their AirPod Pro
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 10:53

If you can't see that the Xiamo "AirDots Pro" are a copy of the Apple …If you can't see that the Xiamo "AirDots Pro" are a copy of the Apple "AirPods Pro", I can't help you.


And do you know Xiaomi is not paying any royalties to Apple? I am not arguing, it is a genuine question.
I have TWS i800 from eBay £24.99 more than happy with them

ebay.co.uk/itm…3A1
Edited by: "BIGTAM" 31st Oct
sheffield78831/10/2019 11:00

And do you know Xiaomi is not paying any royalties to Apple? I am not …And do you know Xiaomi is not paying any royalties to Apple? I am not arguing, it is a genuine question.


Of course not. There's no way on earth that Apple would sell royalties to a competitor to sell a knock off of their product. No chance at all.

Mr.Nutts31/10/2019 10:55

Actually, going off the designs. The AirDots are rubber in-ear. The …Actually, going off the designs. The AirDots are rubber in-ear. The AirPods are different shapes. Technically these AirDots Pro are copying the AirPods. And more importantly, Apple are copying their AirDots etc with their AirPod Pro


I think you're very confused.

plogik31/10/2019 10:55

They’re better than AirPods tho


In what way? Please do be specific.
Even if they were better (they are not), that doesn't have any impact on the topic. It's a knock off. They stole the name, the design, the case, everything. I'm not sure why you would want to defend a company that does that.
@Mike_HUKD You're right, but most of what I said was still accurate.

I've just noticed these say AIR 2 AirDots Pro. These are closer to the design of the AirPods.

And the other AirDots, are similar to design to AirPod Pros.
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 11:11

Of course not. There's no way on earth that Apple would sell royalties to …Of course not. There's no way on earth that Apple would sell royalties to a competitor to sell a knock off of their product. No chance at all. I think you're very confused. In what way? Please do be specific. Even if they were better (they are not), that doesn't have any impact on the topic. It's a knock off. They stole the name, the design, the case, everything. I'm not sure why you would want to defend a company that does that.


I did respond but HDUK deleted my comment even though all I did was explain what I said
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 11:11

Of course not. There's no way on earth that Apple would sell royalties to …Of course not. There's no way on earth that Apple would sell royalties to a competitor to sell a knock off of their product. No chance at all. I think you're very confused. In what way? Please do be specific. Even if they were better (they are not), that doesn't have any impact on the topic. It's a knock off. They stole the name, the design, the case, everything. I'm not sure why you would want to defend a company that does that.


Well, I worked for a well established company based abroad. I can tell you we sold royalties to all our competitors. And we've bought some from them too. Perhaps Apple does not do this, I do not know, the company I used to work for stopped producing and still lives now on royalties.
I am absolutely not defending Xiaomi, and I agree with your comments, however world moved on and I'm pretty sure Apple did the best they could to stop others selling copies, unfortunately this is how things are today.
BIGTAM31/10/2019 11:11

I have TWS i800 from eBay £24.99 more than happy with them


These ones: OUYAWEI Headset Auto Power On/Off i800 TWS Wireless Bluetooth Earphone with Touch Control amazon.co.uk/dp/…4N/, or some other ones please?
Edited by: "Crossbow" 31st Oct
sheffield78831/10/2019 11:41

Well, I worked for a well established company based abroad. I can tell you …Well, I worked for a well established company based abroad. I can tell you we sold royalties to all our competitors. And we've bought some from them too. Perhaps Apple does not do this, I do not know, the company I used to work for stopped producing and still lives now on royalties. I am absolutely not defending Xiaomi, and I agree with your comments, however world moved on and I'm pretty sure Apple did the best they could to stop others selling copies, unfortunately this is how things are today.



Thanks for the lesson on royalties..

There’s no question here. If you think it’s remotely possible Apple sold royalties for the AirPod design to Xaomi, you clearly know nothing about this industry. That’s fine, but don’t spread misinformation.
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 11:11

Of course not. There's no way on earth that Apple would sell royalties to …Of course not. There's no way on earth that Apple would sell royalties to a competitor to sell a knock off of their product. No chance at all. I think you're very confused. In what way? Please do be specific. Even if they were better (they are not), that doesn't have any impact on the topic. It's a knock off. They stole the name, the design, the case, everything. I'm not sure why you would want to defend a company that does that.


If it gives a way out for those less well-off then I don't see the problem plus Apple uses the same manufacturing plants that have to have anti-suicide nets from the poorly treated workers there so there's no moral cause here. Every company is out for profit over people, don't see why you have to defend a multi-billion organisation on a deal site.
There are independent reports that clearly demonstrate that low quality products cause damage to your hearing. Cheap in the short term but no thanks you get what you pay for
This seems to be cheaper
Why is everyone so worried that Xiaomi is copying Apple's earphones? Last time i checked Apple were a multi billion dollar profitable business that have a fiercely loyal customer base and have no trouble selling their higher priced products to plenty of people. I think Apple will be just fine.

There are plenty of people who don't want to spend £100+ on earphones and have a more modest budget. If another company can produce something similar but for a lot cheaper, then i'm all for it. Isn't that what this website is all about? Getting great deals?
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 11:58

Thanks for the lesson on royalties..There’s no question here. If you think …Thanks for the lesson on royalties..There’s no question here. If you think it’s remotely possible Apple sold royalties for the AirPod design to Xaomi, you clearly know nothing about this industry. That’s fine, but don’t spread misinformation.


I don't spread misinformation, I've clearly suggested it was a genuine question when I've asked if you know for sure Apple does not get any royalties from Xiaomi. Moreover, I am pretty sure you are right, however you're assuming things.
You clearly do not understand my point. I did not give you a lesson about royalties, I've given you an example that actually happen and by chance I was involved in the process.
You may know more about this industry (even though I feel you make assumptions) and you may argue with this, but you know nothing about the royalties.
I rather stop here, as my comments were not to cause an argument! Thanks for the lesson anyway, have a good day!
Sherbat31/10/2019 12:01

If it gives a way out for those less well-off then I don't see the problem …If it gives a way out for those less well-off then I don't see the problem plus Apple uses the same manufacturing plants that have to have anti-suicide nets from the poorly treated workers there so there's no moral cause here. Every company is out for profit over people, don't see why you have to defend a multi-billion organisation on a deal site.


I'd have zero issue with them producing headphones for less. I have an issue with them copying someone else design. I don't give care less about Apple, but this isn't just an Apple problem. It destroys innovation when companies can't protect their designs.

What frustrates me more however, as per my original post, is that so many people seem to just accept this kind of imitation these days. This just wasn't the case not so long ago, which is worrying. Frankly I have zero issues using a cheap pair of earphones, but I would be embarrassed to be seen wearing this rip off product.
lazarus2000031/10/2019 12:09

Why is everyone so worried that Xiaomi is copying Apple's earphones? Last …Why is everyone so worried that Xiaomi is copying Apple's earphones? Last time i checked Apple were a multi billion dollar profitable business that have a fiercely loyal customer base and have no trouble selling their higher priced products to plenty of people. I think Apple will be just fine.There are plenty of people who don't want to spend £100+ on earphones and have a more modest budget. If another company can produce something similar but for a lot cheaper, then i'm all for it. Isn't that what this website is all about? Getting great deals?


See above. No issue with them producing something similar. The issue is them producing a knock off designed to imitate.
sheffield78831/10/2019 12:14

I don't spread misinformation, I've clearly suggested it was a genuine …I don't spread misinformation, I've clearly suggested it was a genuine question when I've asked if you know for sure Apple does not get any royalties from Xiaomi. Moreover, I am pretty sure you are right, however you're assuming things.You clearly do not understand my point. I did not give you a lesson about royalties, I've given you an example that actually happen and by chance I was involved in the process.You may know more about this industry (even though I feel you make assumptions) and you may argue with this, but you know nothing about the royalties. I rather stop here, as my comments were not to cause an argument! Thanks for the lesson anyway, have a good day!


Buddy, royalties are not new, rare or difficult to understand. You don't need to be an industry expert to know Apple aren't selling royalties to chinese competitors. Just read the news once in awhile..
Who has an issue with headphone designs being similar?

They'll always be similar. Just like phones, cars and TV remotes. It's hard to innovate.
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 12:15

I'd have zero issue with them producing headphones for less. I have an …I'd have zero issue with them producing headphones for less. I have an issue with them copying someone else design. I don't give care less about Apple, but this isn't just an Apple problem. It destroys innovation when companies can't protect their designs. What frustrates me more however, as per my original post, is that so many people seem to just accept this kind of imitation these days. This just wasn't the case not so long ago, which is worrying. Frankly I have zero issues using a cheap pair of earphones, but I would be embarrassed to be seen wearing this rip off product. See above. No issue with them producing something similar. The issue is them producing a knock off designed to imitate.


Maybe it's the most logical design to use? To be honest, once a company produces a new technical device like Sony did with the Walkman, everyone pretty much followed the same design. Same with headphones in general, we don't see anything radically different from one another apart from aesthetic changes, like Xiaomi did with these ones by making them thicker. You will always get cheaper alternatives, whether they are wireless ear buds or TVs, that's what gives us consumers choice.
lazarus2000031/10/2019 12:28

Maybe it's the most logical design to use? To be honest, once a company …Maybe it's the most logical design to use? To be honest, once a company produces a new technical device like Sony did with the Walkman, everyone pretty much followed the same design. Same with headphones in general, we don't see anything radically different from one another apart from aesthetic changes, like Xiaomi did with these ones by making them thicker. You will always get cheaper alternatives, whether they are wireless ear buds or TVs, that's what gives us consumers choice.


They are called the AirDots 2.

Are you serious?
Mr.Nutts31/10/2019 12:26

Who has an issue with headphone designs being similar?They'll always be …Who has an issue with headphone designs being similar?They'll always be similar. Just like phones, cars and TV remotes. It's hard to innovate.


Exactly. JVC created the first VHS recorder and Sony the first Walkman, sometimes it takes one company to produce something before everyone else start producing them too. It's sometimes the most logical design which then catches on, a bit like the wheel!
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 12:31

They are called the AirDots 2. Are you serious?


Not the most creative to be honest, but sometimes it's easier for people to identify with a product that they've already heard of. I still call my vacuum cleaner a hoover!
Edited by: "lazarus20000" 31st Oct
lazarus2000031/10/2019 12:33

Exactly. JVC created the first VHS recorder and Sony the first Walkman, …Exactly. JVC created the first VHS recorder and Sony the first Walkman, sometimes it takes one company to produce something before everyone else start producing them too. It's sometimes the most logical design which then catches on, a bit like the wheel!


Wheel? Never heard of it!
Anyone know if these are any good for sport? Do they stay in your ears?
Mr.Nutts31/10/2019 12:36

Wheel? Never heard of it!


Sorry i missed out the i from the beginning...
Mike_HUKD31/10/2019 12:18

Buddy, royalties are not new, rare or difficult to understand. You don't …Buddy, royalties are not new, rare or difficult to understand. You don't need to be an industry expert to know Apple aren't selling royalties to chinese competitors. Just read the news once in awhile..



Thanks again for the lesson. I said a while ago perhaps we should end this argument, at the end of the day, this is a deals site. You've got your opinion and have not tried to demolish it, while you're trying.

Since you're so up to date, as off 2015 Xiaomi pays royalties for their phones, and they are at risk to face actions from Apple and other key competitors if they move into markets with stronger intellectual property laws.

Samsung was forced to pay about half billion USD to Apple last year for copying patented designs. HTC already pays royalties to Apple. Xiaomi moved already into other markets, so I am sure sooner or later Apple will sue them if they have a leg to stand on. Clearly they don't at this moment of time. Yes, not easy to sue a company based in China, but not impossible. Clearly, if Apple pays royalties to Huawei, it can happen the other way around. If you're so keen on Apple innovation and disagree with what Xiaomi does, what makes Apple better since they were forced to pay royalties? Moreover, Apple bought lots of cheap patents with the view to make some Chinese companies look bad.
I appreciate your lessons, please let's start focusing on posting deals, thanks! In the meantime I'm going to get The Sun :), so I can be up to date with the news.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 11th Nov
Gstar200631/10/2019 10:09

any options with included customs etc? I'm never lucky with stuff from …any options with included customs etc? I'm never lucky with stuff from China and always seem to get stung by the post office :/


I've never had anything taxed by the post office ordering through aliexpress. Probably ordered over 150 items, including phones, headphones and other electronics.
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