Recently realme launched Realme Buds 2 and being on the as Xiaomi to build good quality products and price aggressively, today Realme had an event in Delhi very they have launched the Realme XT, Realme Powerbank and the Realme Buds wireless that what we gonna talk about, wireless neckband earphones are quite popular especially because these can be use while jogging, doing exercise or gyming and you don’t have to worry about the wires because the whole mechanism rests on your neck.
Realme Buds Wireless is available to buy in open sale so you don’t have to wait it in flash sales like smartphones you can directly buy from Flipkart or Amazon there are priced at Rs. 1,799 what I think now days truly wireless earbuds are becoming sleeper and better day by day but still the sound quality and comfort factors make Realme Buds Wireless compelling option but there are some areas where it does come up short. Read on to find out:
Realme Buds Wireless: Specifications
Before I want to the full review here is the quick sneak peek of specifications in that you might be interested.
- Color: Yellow/Green/Orange
- Battery life: 12-hour playback (Realme Clams)
- Sound driver size: 11.2mm
- Effective range: 10m
- Bluetooth version: 5.0
- Fast charge: support 10min charge 100min music time (Realme Clams)
Design and Build
Design is the segment where is real me always puts a lot of work to attract the user as well as make the build quality durable so it won’t be damaged easily, as realme is targeting the youth they have designed the product keeping in mind.
The most important design element of the earphones is the neckband part which is made out of good quality plastic and coverd with soft, high-quality silica gel so it doesn’t feel cheap at all. I can say I like the black and yello color treatment on our unit that looks beautiful and attract the eyes on it but if you don’t like yellow colour don’t worry these are available in green and orange also.
The power and multifunction button, as well as volume controls and LED indicator is situated in left side. The micro USB charging port is also on the left side but apparently it is not covered with any kind of rubber don’t know why I really did that but it is what it is. Two thin cords connect the earpieces to the metal ends of the neckband, and the earpieces have magnetic backs so it forms a chain-loop around your neck when you take them off also they works as a power switch for this wireless earbuds that is so rare in this segment.
The Realme Buds Wireless science in the comfort department you can easily wear for too long and your neck would not get sweaty that was one of my concern while reviewing it also the band weighs only 30 grams that makes it so lightweight after wearing it for some time you will forget it that you have this on your neck. Earphones is the neckband part which is made out of good quality plastic and coverd with soft, high-quality silica gel so doesn’t harm your skin and you will be fine for wearing it too long. The band is also IPX4 sweat-proof so even if you do perspire – while working out for example – it’s not going to sully the band.
While comfort and build are good, nothing stands out as much as the sound quality. It’s truly fantastic and rich. The earphones gets so loud so usually I kept it 80% in my usage, The 11.2 drivers fly through pretty much everything that you throw at them. It also has a great bass response. The earbuds are very balanced across most genres and has a wide soundstage. It has no problems bouncing from melodic jazz to distorted guitar riffs, delivering the best across the board. Even in demanding songs, the 11.2mm drivers truly shine.
The earbuds are pretty good when it comes to isolation as you have to rely on it because there is no active noise cancellation but, you can just barely hear honking over vehicular traffic at around 70-75% volume. Crank it up even further and you are unlikely to hear a peep from outside, which is not always a good thing. I found that the sweet spot in terms of volume, clarity and loudness was around that 75-80%, which is actually quite high.
I am pretty much happy with the battery life as realme claims 12 hours of battery life but in my usage I found at the volume of 80% I usually get 9 to 10 hours that is great in this segment also realme offers fast charging technology and the claim tennis charging can give you 100 minutes of music playback that I found quite accurate. A full charge from zero takes 1.3 hours, which is as advertised.
In connectivity department realme has gone with bluetooth v5.0 which is the latest and greatest but the con is it can connect only one device at a time also this feature is not available in many earphones in this price segment so I am not complaining about it you can easily get 10 metres of range without any voice distortion that is pretty good for your day to life usage.
Pros and Cons
The Realme wireless earbuds have very good quality, and get high marks for comfort too. The sound quality is top-notch but basis to heavy for in normal user otherwise great device. This can be a deal-breaker for those who are looking to buy a pair for daily use or for long listening classical music.
- Super comfortable
- Amazing sound
- Wide soundstage
- Decent isolation
- Light and well-built
- Much Heavy bass
- Sound distortion at 100% volume