Just after the successful launch and sale of the realme Buds 2 and realme Buds Wireless December last year, realme is set to release the newest addition to its audio portfolio: the realme Buds Air.
The Buds Air is the brand’s entry to the growing trend of true wireless earbuds. Already launched in India last December 17 and subsequently in China last January 7 at INR 3,999 (~USD 56/P2,866) and CNY 369 (~USD 53/ P2,731)
At the first glance, you’d think they were Airpods. What’s so exciting about all of this is that the Buds Air come at only a fraction of the price of Airpods. Do they sound as good? We’ll find out soon enough.
The realme Buds Air come with realme’s R1 chip and flaunts active noise cancelling and dual-channel transmission with super low-latency. The buds can be controlled by touch and feature an optical sensor which detects when the buds are taken out and automatically stops the playback and resumes when its back on. When taking calls, its two mics (found on the top and the stem of the earbud) and the environment noise cancellation feature work to drown out outside noise. It also comes with a 12mm bass driver and Dynamic Bass Boost for rich, powerful sound.
The Buds Air promise up to 3 hours of playback with the buds and a total of 17 hours of playback for its charging case. It is charged via USB type-C and also supports wireless charging.