Xiaomi had recently launched the Mi Capsule Earphone in India for Rs. 999. This earphone is light weight and fits well. Is it worth the price, read this Capsule Earphone review to know more.

Capsule Earphone Unboxing

Inside the box : Earphone, User manual and Card that shows how to attach the earphone in your ear.


The earphone design is unique, minimalistic and light weight. This earphone is also known as ‘Mi Piston Air‘, it is called the capsule because it looks like one. Mi Capsule earphone is curved at 45 degree angle for comfort.

The ear buds are made of hypoallergenic silicon material and even the other end has a soft material. The earphone is different and there is a different procedure to wear it. The curved end will go into the ear hole and the other end will rest outside.

Xiaomi Mi Capsule earphone design 45 degree curve

I found it comfortable to wear and it also blocked the ear thereby blocking background noise to some extent. Now this earphone fit may vary from person to person, some may feel it comfortable, others may not.

Xiaomi Mi Capsule earphone design

Earphone wire is wrapped in Kevlar fibers that helps reduce tangles and enhances durability.

Xiaomi Mi Capsule earphone review

This design actually helps the earphone stay intact in your ear. If you love to enjoy your favorite music while walking or jogging, and often find that your earphone falls out from your ear, the Mi Capsule would be a better option in such a situation.

This earphone also comes with 3 button controller with mic. You can use this to control the volume, receive / cancel call and control media player.

Mi Capsule Earphone features and Specifications

This in-ear earphone weighs about 14 grams. Cable length is 1.25m, comes with 3.5mm gold plated jack. Speaker Impedance 32 Ω and using 7mm dynamic drive for powerful bass output.

Capsule Earphone Performance

Bass and Treble output was good. I compared this earphone with the Mi Basic, LeEco In-Ear Headphones and the Mi  in-ear Headphones Pro. This Capsule earphone is slightly better than the Mi Basic earphone but not as good as the LeEco and the Mi Headphones Pro.

Xiaomi Mi Capsule earphone in use


The Mi Capsule is a good earphone but not the best, Mi Headphones pro is a better option though that will cost you around Rs. 1800. If you have limited budget you can buy the Mi Capsule earphone.

Rating 3.5 out of 5.

Mi Capsule earphone is available on Mi.com website and you can also buy this from Banggood.com for about the same price, you don’t need to pay custom duty (if you buy from international stores).

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Mi Capsule video review in English

Mi Capsule video review in Hindi

Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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  1. Thanks for review, Gogi sir. I was thinking to buy a pair of earphone for my RN3. This one seems good if you are on the move. Will buy this and Mi In-Ear pro separately for some quality music.

  2. i liked your hindi review move, you are quite late on this but still not too late.
    hope you will continue this step for other devices as well now on , which will ultimately increase your viewers & subscriber list

  3. Well, the kind of devices offered by xiaomi with affordable price tags is exceptional, hats off to mi..m a big fan of MIUI and all of their devices..but…

    as far as accessories such as earphones are considered, they seem lil bit on higher side with respect to the price tag and value they deliver…

    try Sennheizer rather, especially MX 170 variant (costs around 700), m using it since a month, awesome balance between bass and treble. Worth of every single penny..Go for it, compatible with my redmi 2

    Gogi bro, PLEASE REVIEW THE SAME as your verdict matters the most..

    1. I think you comparison is wrong. piston air has built in mic + volume control + high quality wire as already said by Gogi in his review above which is not in MX170. Paying 300 more for these upgrades not only is VFM but will also provide better user experience. And the best part is this will not fall off your ear whereas MX 170 might.

      1. Hello Rajendra,

        Totally agree with the fact that Mi Piston offers built in mic + volume control + high quality (Kevlar) wire; and for 300 more, these features are noteworthy..

        but my priority and expectation is always been superior audio. and believe me when it comes to Sennheizer MX 170, it has got such an incredible bass, far enough to leave you astonished, and it fits and holds in my ears quite comfortably..

        Again User experience is subjective term as far as earphones are considered, every one has got his own liking.. I prefer and admire powerful bass..n yet so far, Sennheizer MX 170 and Creative EP-630 are the best i have ever used.

        As to conclude…M not at all underestimating Mi Capsule in any means, i admire the quality and reliability of xiaomi products.. go for it bro.. good luck