For a smartphone model that has solely been round for a little bit over a 12 months, Realme has made fairly an influence on the Indian market. It has shortly risen to a place within the prime 5 relating to smartphone shipments in India, and continues to aggressively tackle the competitors. Its first audio product, the Realme Buds, had been priced competitively, however we had been lower than impressed with the sound high quality.
The newest within the firm’s vary is the Realme Buds 2, which had been launched alongside the Realme 5 (Review) and Realme 5 Pro (Review). This new pair of earphones is priced at Rs. 599, and guarantees higher design in addition to improved sound high quality. We evaluation the Realme Buds 2 to seek out out in the event that they certainly stay as much as expectations.
Realme Buds 2 design and specs
The Realme Buds 2 are very comparable in performance to the Realme Buds — the brand new earphones are a conventional wired pair, utilizing the three.5mm plug to connect with suitable gadgets. There is a three-button in-line distant with a microphone for hands-free use on the precise cable. Other similarities embrace the fabric-wrapped cable under the Y-splitter, and the yellow-and-black color scheme that we fairly appreciated.
We did discover some enhancements to the design and construct high quality — the rubber cables above the Y-splitter really feel much more sturdy on the Realme Buds 2, and there may be additionally now a rubber clip that can be utilized to maintain the cables in place. The earphone casings look a bit completely different however really feel the identical as earlier than, due to the thick plastic materials used.
There are magnets behind every of the casings, letting the 2 stick collectively while you aren’t utilizing them. Since these are analogue (passive) earphones, the magnets do not truly management any perform reminiscent of music playback, and are merely there to make it simpler to retailer the headphones once they aren’t in use.
The Realme Buds 2 has 11.2mm drivers, every with an impedance ranking of 32 ohms, a sensitivity ranking of 108dB, and a frequency response vary of 20-20,000Hz. The gross sales bundle features a complete of three pairs of ear ideas. We discovered the earphones to be comfy, with a safe match and ample passive noise isolation. There was a good quantity of cable noise to be heard above the Y-splitter, however that is anticipated on this value vary.
Realme Buds 2 efficiency
For our evaluation, we used the Realme Buds 2 with a OnePlus 7 Pro (Review) (utilizing its official passive USB Type-C to three.5mm dongle) and an Apple iPad mini (2019). We spent a lot of the evaluation interval listening to music, but additionally examined sound high quality with motion pictures and TV exhibits, in addition to on voice calls.
Starting with Not The News by Thom Yorke, we had been instantly impressed with the sound high quality of the Realme Buds 2, which we discovered to be a lot improved over the primary Realme Buds. While we had discovered the sound to be a bit tough on the older mannequin, the Realme Buds 2 are rather more refined and detailed.
The bass response was positively elevated in comparison with the mid-range, and the bass was even a bit…