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Xiaomi Redmi Buds 5 Pro start with dual drivers, LHDC 5.0 support and ANC improvements

Xiaomi offers the Redmi Buds 5 Pro in multiple finishes, including two leather options. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi offers the Redmi Buds 5 Pro in multiple finishes, including two leather options. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi Buds 5 Pro is Xiaomi's latest pair of TWS earbuds. Already available in China, the Redmi Buds 5 Pro contain various upgrades over the Redmi Buds 4 Pro, including longer battery life, better ANC and LHDC 5.0 support for higher-quality Bluetooth audio transmission.

Xiaomi has started selling the successors to the Redmi Buds 4 Pro (curr. US$75.50 on Amazon). Presented alongside the Redmi K70 series and other devices, the Redmi Buds 5 Pro sport has a design similar to its predecessor but with a few minor changes. For example, Xiaomi has given the black version a leather texture, which is also optionally available with orange accents.

For some reason, Xiaomi has increased the size of the charging LED between the Redmi Buds 4 Pro and Redmi Buds 5 Pro, although this appears to be only for aesthetics. Incidentally, Xiaomi markets the black and orange version as being suitable for Esports thanks to its USB Type-C, which the company insists reduces latency from 49 ms to 20 ms. Regardless, all variants combine an 11 mm titanium woofer with a 10 mm ceramic tweeter.

(Image source: Xiaomi)
(Image source: Xiaomi)

Unsurprisingly, Xiaomi promises that the earbuds deliver exceptional sound quality, particularly when utilising the Low Latency High-Definition Audio Codec (LHDC) 5.0. For context, LHDC 5.0 supports up to 24-bit and 192 kHz audio transmission over Bluetooth at up to 1,000 kbit/s. Officially, the Redmi Buds 5 Pro is rated for up to 6:30 hours of battery with active noise cancellation (ANC) active, but not when making full use of LHDC 5.0.

Moreover, Xiaomi claims that the Redmi Buds 5 Pro can attenuate background noise by up to 52 dB with ANC active, compared to 43 dB for the Redmi Buds 4 Pro. IP54 certification remains unchanged, though. Xiaomi offers the Redmi Buds 5 Pro in China for CNY 399 (~US$56) or CNY 499 (~US$70) for its Esports version. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen when the Redmi Buds 5 Pro will be available outside Xiaomi's home market.

(Image source: Xiaomi)
(Image source: Xiaomi)

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Alex Alderson, 2023-11-30 (Update: 2023-11-30)