realme Buds Air 3 Review: 42dB ANC, the ultimate all-rounder

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realme Buds Air 3

For a true wireless earphone, the realme Buds Air 3 is undoubtedly one of the very good product in the current industry, and it has enough competitiveness in the industry. The blessing of the app allows consumers to get an almost complete user experience whether they are users of realme mobile phones or not. This is also the most sincere aspect of the true wireless earbuds launched by mobile phone manufacturers.

realme Buds Air 3 Specifications:

  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • 10mm dynamic unit
  • 5.5-7 hours playback of earbuds(ANC ON/OFF, 50% volume)
  • 22-30 hour battery life (charging case+earbuds)
  • IPX5 waterproof rating
  • $60 – Check latest price on: AliExpress

Appearance Design

In terms of appearance, the Realme Buds Air3 continues the shape of the Realme Buds Air2, and the cobblestone-shaped charging case is round and comfortable to hold in the hand. It is worth mentioning that the Le Mans color matching adopts the industry-leading production process, and the matte texture covered greatly reduces the fingerprint marks of the charging case.

realme Buds Air 3

The real me Buds Air3 earbuds and earphone handle are designed in contrasting colors, and the combination of black and blue is very technical. There is also a gemstone decorative piece on the top of the earphone with a reflective effect. A Type-C cable and replaceable eartips are also included in the package.


Battery Life & Connectivity

The weight of a single earphone is only 4.2g, and there is no sense of weight when wearing it. In normal mode, the earbuds can play music for up to 7 hours when fully charged, and can get up to 30 hours of long battery life when used with the charging case. And when the ANC mode is turned on, it can also reach 5.5+22 hours of battery life.

realme Buds Air 3

The charging case adopts Type-C interface. The earbuds can get 100 minutes of battery life after 10 minutes of charging in the charging box, and it takes about 1 hour to fully charge the earbuds.

In addition, the realme Buds Air 3 is also commendable in terms of interaction. Different functions can be achieved by operating gestures such as touch and long press. Of course, realme mobile phone users can also experience functions such as opening the cover connection and smart pop-up windows. In addition to the above functions, realme Buds Air3 also supports dual device connection. When using the tablet to watch a movie, if there is an incoming call on the mobile phone, you can go directly to the call scene.


Noise Cancelling Function & Certification

First of all, as a true wireless noise cancelling earbuds, the active noise cancelling capability is of course one of the most important indicators, and the noise cancelling effect of the realme Buds Air 3 can reach an industry-leading level of 42dB. This earphones adopts a dual-mic dual feedback structure and is equipped with the latest jointly developed realme R3 chip, which ensures a comprehensive upgrade of the noise cancelling effect and a leading position in the industry.

realme Buds Air 3

The realme Buds Air 3 is also the world’s first earphone product that has passed the Rheinland high-performance noise cancelling certification. TüV Rheinland is a third-party testing and certification agency established in 1872, and is a German product safety and quality certification agency. The Rheinland high-performance noise cancelling certification covers five dimensions including noise cancelling capability, interoperability, connection stability, sound delay, and call performance, and includes 25 major tests. Among them, the “noise cancelling capability” covers the average/maximum noise cancelling depth, the average/maximum noise cancelling depth of anti-wind noise, and the average noise cancelling depth of transparency mode, which ensures that consumers’ feelings are not compromised.

In addition, the realme Buds Air3 has also obtained the Golden Ear Selected Product (CGEC) certification from the China Electronic Audio Industry Association. It has successively passed the objective test of China Saibao Laboratory (the Fifth Institute of Electronics of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) and the subjective listening evaluation of the sound quality evaluation listening team of China Electronic Audio Industry Association (commonly known as “Golden Ear”). This certification is also the first authoritative certification for comprehensive objective testing + subjective evaluation of audio products in China’s electro-acoustic industry.

realme Buds Air 3

Friends who are familiar with noise cancelling headphones must have such a problem in their daily use. It’s hard to get a good sound experience in windy outdoors. The realme Buds Air 3 completely solves the troubles caused by wind noise to users through a “soft and hard” approach.

First, the software is equipped with Smart De-wind algorithm technology. The platform automatically recognizes the size of the wind, and AI intelligently calculates and controls the wind noise pressure and reduces wind noise. Secondly, in terms of hardware, Dual-channel De-Wind Structure is adopted. Through the two-way hedging airflow anti-wind noise design, the wind will naturally flow through the two air guide holes of the earphone handle, effectively preventing the wind from forming turbulent noise in the feedforward microphone, so as to achieve the purpose of eliminating wind noise.

In addition to ensuring that the listening noise cancelling fully meets the user’s environmental needs, the microphone call noise cancelling capability of realme Buds Air3 is also unambiguous. The AI ​​ENC environmental noise cancelling algorithm is adopted, so that the two microphones on the earbuds can perform voice noise cancelling through the surrounding environmental sounds, further enhancing the clarity of the user’s voice.


Sound Quality of realme Buds Air 3

For a headphone, sound performance is of course the most important part of it. So I also focused on the in-depth test and experience of the realme Buds Air 3’s sound performance. During the evaluation process, Apple Music streaming software was mainly used, most of which were listened to with lossless sound quality, and the songs were mainly classical music and pop music.

realme Buds Air 3

In terms of sound performance, Realme Buds Air3 supports DBB (Dynamic Bass Boost) bass enhancement technology, which enables the 10mm dynamic unit of the earbuds to have a more shocking low-frequency performance. And this earbuds also supports Dolby Atmos, which brings high-quality sound effects in three-dimensional surround, and brings a three-dimensional sense of space to the sound (it needs to be used with a mobile phone that supports Dolby Atmos). At the same time, combined with the support of Bluetooth 5.2 technology, this product has obtained faster transmission speed, better anti-interference performance and lower power consumption.

In terms of sound style performance, realme Buds Air3 is undoubtedly eye-catching. Thanks to the larger diameter of the dynamic unit, the low-frequency performance of this earbuds is excellent, both in terms of quantity and extended texture. And it can also maintain a high level in terms of high frequency transparency and resolution.

realme Buds Air 3

For everyday pop music, the realme Buds Air3 performance is more comprehensive. Especially when switching presets of different sound styles through the APP, most users can get their favorite sound effects in it. As an earbuds equipped with the noise cancelling function, the realme Buds Air 3 has no obvious sound style changes when the noise cancelling is turned on or off. This also ensures that while users experience noise cancelling, the sound performance will not be compromised, which is very important for noise cancelling earbuds.

In terms of sound field performance, realme Buds Air 3 is a more natural and loose style. The size of the sound field is moderate and maintains excellent looseness and sound density, and the imaging of the instruments is relatively accurate. For users who like to listen to instrumental music and classical music, this true wireless earbuds can also perform well. This excellent performance is not common in true wireless earphones.


Other Features

After turning on the game mode, the delay of realme Buds Air 3 can be as low as 88ms, which is also a rare product advantage of products at the same price.

For users who like to use true wireless headphones outdoors or during sports, the realme Buds Air3 earbuds have an IPX5 waterproof rating, which can resist splashes from any angle. This ensures that neither sweat nor rain is enough to cause damage to the earbuds, and it can be used with more confidence.

If users use it with the realme Link APP, they can also unlock more convenient settings. Such as the settings of shortcut operations, multi-device connection, and the switching method of noise cancelling mode, etc. In the realme Link APP, users can also set their own customized hearing sense to create the most suitable sound style for their ears. Make sure that every user can hear the exact same and most authentic sound performance.


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