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Realme Buds Air 2 Review

Realme Buds Air 2 Review

Realme is here again with another incredible pair of truly wireless earbuds, Air 2. It is the successor to the OG Realme Buds Air. And the good news is that the Buds Air 2 has been upgraded to possess the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature. Realme is boldly progressing with its goal to bring ANC to lots of people.

Realme Buds Air 2 Design 

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The case looks identical to Buds Air Pro’s case. It has a similar flattened-out cobble-shaped design. It’s intrinsically made of glossy plastic. So, if you get the Black type, and any scratches occur on it, it could show instantly. Also, the plastic that is on the top lid is quite thin and the hinge doesn’t have any metal, like the one on the Buds Air Pro, which may cause you to worry about it damaging when used for a while. 

At the front of the case, you have the LED indicator light and the USB Type-C port is below the case. The Bud Air 2 case is so portable that you can easily flip it with your thumb, it can also fit into your pocket conveniently. As regards the buds, the White one looks unique due to the Chrome-finish on the stem and it is really attractive.

Realme Buds Air 2 Fit

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The fit is absolutely awesome. Realme certainly worked very hard on perfecting the fit. If you can get an accurate pair of tips, you will be happy about how snugly it stays in your ear canal. It was discovered that it is extremely comfortable when used for long listening sessions. And, it also survived an intense and vigorous head shake test. Although, if you wear it while wearing a helmet or you wear the Buds Air 2 in your ears as you sleep on your side, it will make you feel uncomfortable since it sticks out. 

Also, the earbuds possess IPX5 certification, which will provide optimum protection against sweat during workouts. 

Realme Buds Air 2 Sound 

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How does the Realme Buds Air 2 sound in the ear? Well, the unit ships with 10mm dynamic drivers that are placed inside each earbud which produces a bass-forward sound. Even as the low-end is somewhat voluminous, it’s not as tight or exact as some people might want it to be. If you have used the Bud Air 2, you’ll notice that the Buds Air 2 provides a heavy bass sound which at times, flows into the rest of the frequency spectrum. 

If your playlist consists of many EDM/Hip-hop tracks, you’ll feel comfortable with the Buds Air 2. Also, similar to the Buds Wireless and Pro the Buds Air Pro, the Buds Air 2 also offers a spacious soundstage. It’s surely not audiophile-grade, you may find it quite challenging to distinguish one instrument from the other in chaotic songs such as The Avalanches’ Frontier Psychiatrist. 

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Fortunately, the Buds Air 2 provides an excellent mid-range which is prominent in acoustic songs. The tonality of the vocals was lovely, though It would have sounded more awesome if the company would have fine-tuned the treble as instruments such as a guitar sound, for the deficiency of a better word, dull.

Realme Buds Air 2 Battery Life 

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Realme guarantees 25 hours of playback time on a single charge, with the earbuds only providing you with 5 hours of battery life. If the ANC is switched on, the entire playback time is rated at 22.5 hours.

During a test, when the Buds was combined with the usage of ANC and transparency modes, the earbuds lasted for over 22 hours on a single charge.

Conclusion 

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The Realme Buds Air 2 is available at a price of Rs 3,299. It is a TWS pair that it’s purpose is to offer awesome audio on a budget. At such a low price tag, you’ll have a substantial ANC, incredible audio, attractive looks, and the comfort of carrying a portable and lightweight accessory.

Although, the audiophiles might not like quite well; the audio may feel a little overpowering due to the heavy sound output, also, the smart features aren’t properly implemented and tend to be unstable at times. But asides from all that, the Realme Buds Air 2 will enable you to have a more-than-appropriate audio experience and even when the price is this low.

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