At the beginning I’ll point out that the speaker was created for the Chinese and supports only the virtual assistant from Xiaomi – XiaoAi. Communication is done only in Chinese. I don’t recommend even considering the purchase, and the entry should be treated only informative.
Xiaomi Xiaoai Speaker Art is 131 mm x 104 mm 151 mm and weighs 853 g. Xiaomi prides itself on the fact that the speaker has a cabinet with 10531 holes, so the sound is perfectly distributed around. And for me, it’s a fusion of the look of Sonos speakers.
In the name of Art, the Xiaoai Speaker Art features an elegantly designed new metal body with a 0.7mm-thick metal veneer, complemented by a warm, matte, fine-grained base that is a work of art for the desktop. The 10,531 sound holes around the fuselage are evenly distributed with special geometry, expressing order in the chaos, the perfect combination of cool metal and surging sound, let the sound waves clear through; the top of the fuselage adopts sensual and simple light-touch keys, accompanied by the aurora light band, through 24 LED light beads evenly arranged, through the APP customization can produce 16 million kinds of gradient aurora light effect, and can move with music. On quiet nights, the Xiaoai Speaker Art brings visual renderings of emotions beyond the user’s hearing.
As the brain of AI smart speaker, Xiaomi Xiaomi Xiaoai Speaker Art built in the third generation of Xiaoai classmates, supporting continuous dialogue and nearby wake-up, and also added Xiaomi self-developed emotional tone, in some specific dialogue, Xiaoai’s reply will be with shy, cute and other specific emotional expression. Its 1600+ skills and all-encompassing encyclopedic knowledge base can be a great helper in your life, a 100 million quality audio resources, a story machine for your kids, a radio for the elderly in your home.
In terms of listening experience, Xiaomi Xiaomi Xiaoai Speaker Art has a 2.5-inch full-range loudspeaker with a paper diaphragm made of a specific proportion of wool material, which allows for the natural presentation of sound details, while the voice coil and U-shaped air duct design at the bottom of the loudspeaker give power to the speaker’s bass; coupled with DTS professional tuning, Xiaomi Xiaoai Speaker Art can switch between human voice, mild and bass sound modes, suitable for different music playback; at the same time, it also supports two speakers combined stereo playback, in order to obtain better listening effect (requires two products of the same model).
There are four buttons on the top panel to manage the volume, start music and mute the built-in microphone.
The device connects to the router via 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi, when connected to the Internet, the speaker becomes smart and you can communicate with XiaoAi. The speaker offers the Stereo 2.0 system, you can pair the two devices and enjoy sound from both sides of your desk.