I had been using the Basic In-Ear (₹500, model no more available in Mi Store). It's left earpiece stopped working after using it for 8 months, although I'm satisfied with whatever I got during this period. It had a decent sound quality, good built and most importantly had "tangle-free" flat wires.〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰Next thing for me was to buy another one of the same model, though it wasn't available so I went for this because (₹599) it was also around the same budget. I always had blind faith on Mi so never had any doubt or any second thought about the quality and hence without comparing with any other brand I ordered this.However, when I received the product and opened it, the first look itself bid adieu to my blind faith on Xiaomi. It has a very poor build quality, more of like the fake Sony earphones we get to see being sold by vendors on Indian trains. To make it worse, "I'm back to the tangled-earphones phase". Yes, it is NOT tangle-free. I'm literally feeling so scared to use it, feels like the wires would break off from the joints. Only plus point is, this one has a better sound quality (do take note that it is just a little better, very marginal difference). And surely if given a choice I'd still buy the old one.
I'm still a Xiaomi admirer, but I am criticizing this particular product because this isn't the Xiaomi we know. I hope the review would help prospect buyers as well as Xiaomi could take it as an honest customer feedback so that they could work on it.
P.S. For your ease I'm adding pictures of both the old and the new one below. The one in black is the old (₹500) one whereas the one in white is the new (₹599) one.
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