Realme recently launched its new truly wireless earbuds, the Realme Buds Air. These earbuds look like Apple Airpods but packs in a lot of features at one-third of the price.
so, This is our first Impressions
The Realme Buds Air looks exactly the same as Apple Airpods. It got a similar-looking stem design and overall look. It got the same charging case that says “Designed by Realme”. Even the sensors at the bottom of earbuds are aligned exactly the same as in Airpods.
There are some differences though. The chrome ring at the bottom is different looking. The Build quality is nowhere close to as good as the Airpods. But considering the huge price difference- we are not complaining.
Overall these look like Airpods, no doubts about that. We are sure if anyone sees these new white Realme buds air will think these are the Airpods. There are also the Black and Yellow variants.
Connectivity and Features
Besides the Resemblance, the Realme Buds Air comes with the R1 chip with Bluetooth 5.0. The R1 chip is said to bring low latency and more stable connections. There is the Gaming mode set to reduce latency by more than 50%. We played a couple of games with Buds Air, the latency was pretty low but nothing extraordinary.
As for the Stable connections, Pairing the Realme Buds Air is a little bit of pain. You first have to open the case. Press the case button for a few seconds, wait for earbuds to pair each other. Then open the Bluetooth section on your phone to finally pair them.
Once you pair the earphone the connection remains stable and even connects when you open the case.
Coming back to features, there are also touch controls. You can double-tap to play or pause, answer calls; long press to launch the assistant and long press on both sides to activate the Gaming mode.
Since there is no “Hey Google support”, you have to stick with the touch controls.
Besides the touch control, Realme Buds Air has wear detection. The music pauses when you take earbuds out of your ears and automatically plays when you put them back in.
There are Dual Mics and ENC (Environment Noise Cancellation) for calls. We made few calls with these earbuds and the quality is not good as we expected. Maybe, it’s due to the ENC, but the voice from these earphones is was always a little muffled. We tested this out with multiple phones and the issue was persistent.
Coming to Sound Quality, this is one area where the Realme Bud Air is really good. There is AAC Support and there is also Dynamic Bass Boost Driver. So, the bass on this thing is really good. The Realme Buds Air gets pretty loud, there is no distortion at max volume. The highs are great and bass is Good.
In fact, the Sound quality of the Realme Buds gets close to what you get with the Airpods with bass being better.
Moving to Comfort and fit, these are the most well-fitting earbuds. The experience is much like Airpods.
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Lastly, there is the battery, Realme Buds are set to last 3 hours on a single charge. They can go up to 17 hours with the included case.
In our usage, Realme buds lasted 3 hours and sometimes they even lasted longer. The case is a wireless charging case which is amazing at this price. You can charge it with the new 10W wireless charger from Realme or any other wireless charge. The Airpods with the with the wireless charging case cost 20K so Realme is really good.
Now. if you don’t use wireless chargers you can charge its case using USB-C.
Conclusion: Realme Buds Air
That was everything about the new Realme buds air. And at Rs. 3,999 these are some really feature-packed truly wireless earbuds. Yes, it looks similar to Airpods but you’ll find it attractive and with features like wear detection, touch controls, gaming mode for low latency and wireless charging case with USB-C which is awesome.
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Well, they are not perfect, and you may take some time to get used to the touch controls. Voice quality on calls is still a question. But if you look at the price, the Realme Buds Air is pure value for money.
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