Not long ago, I saw a survey on the preferences of wireless earphones. The survey directions included more than a dozen aspects such as sound quality, battery life, appearance, price, and active noise reduction. Unexpectedly, the demand for active noise reduction accounts for the largest proportion. This not only represents that people’s desire for quiet is becoming stronger, but also confirms the contribution of the earphones company to the popularization of active noise reduction earphones. The price of active noise reduction earphones is not out of reach, and active noise reduction technology is no longer unique to Sony and Bose.
This time I got a meteorite black color scheme. The official name of the realme Buds Air Pro is “pebbles”, which is very appropriate. The overall sleek design of the earphone box makes people want to play with it in their hands.
Whether it is the earphone box or the two earphones, the material and workmanship are excellent. The use of metal material on the shaft seems to be considered for the opening and closing life.
The overall appearance of the earphones is very integrated, with the realme logo on the front and an indicator light on the logo. The Type-c charging port is under the earphones box, and there is a button on the right side for earphones pairing and resetting.
Seeing the promotional picture, the first feeling is that this earphones is too big. After getting the real thing, I found that the earphones volume control is still good. It’s not small, but it looks a lot smaller than the poster.
The realme Buds Air Pro earphones uses a pair of 10mm dynamic units and supports Bluetooth 5.0 and AAC audio transmission coding. In terms of resolution, the Buds Air Pro is no different from the more expensive wireless earphones I have used before. In terms of hearing sense, the mid-to-high frequency performance of this earphones is very good, the low frequency is sufficient but a little turbid.
Limited by the volume factor, it is difficult to differentiate true wireless earphones in terms of sound quality. Before I got this earphones, I had been using Galaxy Buds Live. I am not an old earphone fan and I have never used high-end earphones. I can only say that there is no gap between Galaxy Buds Live and Realme Buds Air Pro. Due to the difference in the prices of these two earphones, I think in terms of sound quality, the realme Buds Air Pro should be considered very OK among the earphones at this price.
The noise reduction master chip of this earphones is Bestechnic BES2300YP, which uses the same chip solution as OPPO Enco W51 and Huawei Freelace Pro. The earphones is equipped with 2 front microphones and a rear microphone for ANC active noise reduction and ENC call noise reduction.
Tested in the library, the active noise reduction of realme Buds Air Pro can basically shield the air conditioning sound in the distance; on the bus, it can isolate a large part of the engine noise and wheel friction sound. For those who need to create a quiet learning environment, this earphones can play a big role. In addition, the experience in transparent mode is also very good, the sound is natural and clear, and the noise control is very good.
Realme Buds Air Pro officially claims that the battery life can reach 5 hours with noise reduction turned on, and 6 hours with noise reduction turned off. After this period of testing, I feel that the endurance should be better than the officially declared value.
The earphone has an in-ear detection function, which supports taking off the earphone to pause the music. The sensitivity of the in-ear detection and the response speed of music playback pause are also very good.
The earphones can be switched between normal mode, noise reduction mode and transparent mode by long pressing the earphones, and the touch functions of the two earphones can be customized separately. In order to prevent accidental touches when wearing, realme Buds Air Pro chose to remove the click gesture, only retaining the function of long press and tap twice or three times. This design is really very careful and reasonable.
Previously, when wearing Galaxy Buds Live, there was a 70% chance of accidentally touching the playback pause function. Blocking touch in the APP can only turn off all touch functions.
In the realme Link APP, you can customize the touch function and switch noise reduction, game mode, bass enhancement and other functions. The game mode can greatly reduce the transmission delay, and the minimum delay can be reduced to 94ms. The most important thing is that the game mode is not limited to mobile phone brands, and the game mode can also be turned on normally on several mobile phones of Samsung and Xiaomi.
What makes me a little dissatisfied during use is the sound of the earphones. When the noise reduction mode is switched, the game mode is switched, the audio quality of the earphone prompt sound is a bit poor. Especially when the game mode is switched on, the prompt sound is very exaggerated and sudden, and I was shocked when I turned on the game mode for the first time. I mentioned this point in the trial activity group. The product manager of the earphones collected opinions and indicated that it would improve in the future. It is indeed commendable that the earphones company can follow up questions and collect opinions so close to users.
The realme Buds Air Pro earphones uses three microphones for noise reduction processing, so the call quality of the earphones is also very good. In a noisy environment, the other party will not be inaudible when talking.
In terms of wearing comfort, the oval eartips fit the ear canal very well, and the wearing stability is also ok. The day after I got the earphones, I wore the Buds Air Pro for a run, and I didn’t have to worry about the earphones falling during normal exercise. In addition, realme Buds Air Pro supports IPX4 waterproof, so you don’t need to worry about sweat immersion during exercise.
Because the surface of the earphones has a smooth texture like baking paint, it is not easy to take out in the charging case. Here is a little Tip: It’s more convenient to hold the eartip and take out the earphones.
When I watched the press conference, I felt that the realme Buds Air Pro earphones might be the product of Enco W51 after replacing the shell, but after intensive use during this period, I changed my view. Realme Buds Air Pro continues the realme pricing strategy, with good noise reduction and sound quality, and excellent basic attributes such as battery life, appearance, and transmission. In detail, the metal hinges and earphones are thoughtful about preventing accidental touches. As Realme’s first true wireless noise-cancelling earphones, it does show an extraordinary level.