Bluetooth technology is evolving, and the same applies to Bluetooth audio technology. Recently we have seen several wireless earphones and TWS offering great audio and noise cancellation at pocket-friendly prices. So, I recently purchased the realme Buds Wireless Pro Bluetooth in-Ear Earphones a few months back, and I am pretty satisfied with the product.
However, just like any other gadget, there are some shortcomings too. So, today I am here on How2shout with a brief review of realme Buds Wireless Pro with active noise cancellation technology. If you are looking for Bluetooth earphones under Rs. 4,000 that offers active noise cancellation, the realme Buds Wireless Pro with active noise cancellation can be a great choice for you.
So, without any further delay, let’s get started with the review of the realme Buds Wireless Pro Bluetooth in-Ear Earphones.
realme Buds Wireless Pro with active noise cancellation box contents
Let’s have a look at the box contents of the realme Buds Wireless Pro with ANC.
- realme Buds Wireless Pro with ANC
- 1 USB to USB Type-C cable for charging
- 2 pairs of ear tips (one attached to the earphones)
- 1 user manual and warranty card
So, that was all about the box contents.
Features of realme Buds Wireless Pro with ANC
Let’s have a look at the features of the realme Buds Wireless Pro Bluetooth in-Ear Earphones with active noise cancelation.
- The USP of the realme Buds Wireless Pro Bluetooth with ANC is its noise cancelation ability. The realme Buds Wireless Pro supports active noise canceling up to 35 dB.
- Talking about the speakers within this gadget, it has a pair of 13.6 mm sound drivers that support Sony LDAC high-resolution audio offering rich bass. The realme S1 chip offers efficient noise cancellation for seamless audio playback and calls.
- The realme Buds Wireless Pro is IPX4 water-resistant making it safe from accidental splashes of water, and rain. The buds also come with a 119 ms super-low latency mode that can be useful if you are into gaming.
- The earphones come with Quick Charge technology that offers 2 hours of playback for just 5 minutes of charging. Talking about battery life, the realme Buds Wireless Pro offers 17 hours of playback when ANC is turned off, and 13 hours with ANC on.
- The realme Buds Wireless Pro Bluetooth with ANC supports Google Fast Pair technology offering quick pairing with your devices, and it is also possible to switch between paired devices effortlessly.
- Besides ANC, the realme Buds Wireless Pro Bluetooth also has a transparency mode that is exactly opposite to ANC. This can be useful, if you want to use the earphones, and be aware of the surroundings at the same time.
- The realme Buds Wireless Pro is also compatible with the realme Link app. Through the realme Link app, you can switch between modes, customize the buttons, and do a lot more with the earphones.
So that was all about the features of the realme Buds Wireless Pro.
Now that you know about the features of the realme Buds Wireless Pro with active noise cancelation, let’s have a look at the pros of the gadget.
- First things first, the most important aspect of earphones is audio quality and coming to the realme Buds Wireless Pro with ANC, the audio quality is pretty decent, considering the budget. The realme Buds Wireless Pro with ANC doesn’t offer powerful and punchy bass like most other earphones, but I would say, it offers balanced bass, and most users will like that. However, you can tweak your music player’s equalizer settings for richer bass.
- If you aren’t in a very noisy environment, the realme Buds Wireless Pro Bluetooth with ANC offers decent noise canceling, while traveling, and in other everyday situations. If you are in a vehicle, you might feel the humming noise of a vehicle, but it won’t disturb your listening experience. As the earbuds offer noise cancellation up to just 35 dB, a lot must not be expected. Talking about noise cancelation during calls, the other party never complained about external noise, if obviously, the ambiance is not extremely noisy.
- Comfort is an important aspect while considering earphones, and that is very important if you are planning to use them for 13 continuous hours as per realme’s claim of 13 hours of battery backup with ANC on. Talking about comfort, the realme Buds Wireless Pro with ANC is very comfortable to use. I didn’t find it heavy or find the earbuds bothering me, thanks to the weight of the earbuds, which is just 33 grams.
- Google Fast Pair is really useful to connect this device to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other similar devices. After the device is paired already, it just takes 3 or 4 seconds to connect after the earbuds are unsnapped and eventually turn on the earbuds.
- Talking about the customizability of the buttons of the realme Buds Wireless Pro, the middle multi-function button, and the dedicated mode switch button can also be customized. The ability to customize the functionality of the buttons within the realme Link app is really useful, to say the least.
- The transparency mode is very useful when we need to talk and be aware of the surroundings at the same time. Even when you are just wearing the earphones, with the transparency mode on, you can listen to the ambient noise, just like you are not wearing anything. As all earphones offer some sort of passive noise cancellation, obviously when ANC is off, the transparency mode is really useful.
- The earphones automatically turn off when the two buds magnetically get paired. You will not need to manually turn off the earphones, which is something I like. If you want to use the earphones only during calls at your office, or during WFH calls, you can wear them, and magnetically snap them after, turning it off, and that will save battery. When you need to accept calls, you can simply unsnap the earbuds and attend your calls. This offer the perfect blend of convenience and power saving, while other earbuds just offer the convenience of magnetic pairing
- Talking about battery backup, the claims made by realme about the battery life of realme Buds Wireless Pro shouldn’t be taken with a pinch of salt. With ANC on, I didn’t get 13 hours of battery, however, it was around 11 hours 30 minutes to 12 hours, with 60 to 75% volume at different stages of usage. As the earbuds automatically turn off when magnetically snapped, this battery life is enough, if you are planning to use them for your daily commute.
So, that was the list of pros.
Let’s have a look at the shortcomings of the realme Buds Wireless Pro with active noise cancelation. The realme Buds Wireless Pro is a great device, with minor cons, and thus, won’t do any sort of nitpicking here, as usual.
- If you are purchasing the realme Buds Wireless Pro with ANC for enjoying music while working out, I will recommend you not to go for it. The fit of the earbuds within the ears is not strong enough to be in the ears for a long time when you are running or jogging. This might make you think, that the earbuds are bulky, and yes it is, to some extent. But the design is still elegant enough to be used by both men and women.
- The transparency mode on the realme Buds Wireless Pro with ANC is a feature to keep the listener aware of the surroundings. However, I didn’t find the transparency mode to be very much effective. If you are listening to some fairly loud music, you can’t listen to what somebody else is talking about. However, if you are out, you can still listen to the vehicle horn, and it also works, if you are listening at a very low volume.
- Only the middle button of the realme Buds Wireless Pro is multi-functional. It means you can remap different pressing activities like the long press, single press, double press, and triple press to change songs, accept or decline calls, call the voice assistant and do more. If you are doing everything with just one button, you might easily forget, what kind of pressing corresponds to which activity. I wish the volume up and down buttons were also customizable. However, the other mode switch button can also be customized to make it switch modes, and switch between devices.
- There is no other way to turn off the realme Buds Wireless Pro with active noise cancellation, other than magnetically snapping the two buds. This is handy, but I wish there was another way to turn the gadget off. If you are carrying the earbuds in a bag or somewhere in the pocket, the buds might accidentally unsnap, and it will result in an automatic connection to the last connected device, even when you have no intention to use the earbuds. This will result in the earbuds getting discharged, and you will not be able to use them when you are supposed to.
So, those were some minor cons that I observed while using the realme Buds Wireless Pro with ANC. As you might observe, none of the cons is a deal-breaker, and you can go for this pair of earbuds if you are looking for a set of earbuds under Rs. 4,000.
Well, concluding, the realme Buds Wireless Pro is a good product under Rs. 4,000. Currently, at the time of writing the review, the realme Buds Wireless Pro is available at just Rs. 3,499, which is pretty decent, considering the features it has to offer. The build quality is also good, and the design too is pretty elegant. The realme Buds Wireless Pro is available in two colors, neon green, and yellow, which also has a black color on it. This realme Buds Wireless Pro might not be great for workouts, but not everybody is looking for a pair of earphones to use during a workout. Considering everything, the realme Buds Wireless Pro with ANC is great for users who want to accept calls on the go, use it as a WFH gadget, or simply want to enjoy music and shows.
So, that was all about the realme Buds Wireless Pro with an active noise cancellation review. Do you have anything important to add? Feel free to comment on the same below.
Build Quality: 9 / 10
Audio Quality: 9 / 10
Comfort: 8 / 10
Value for money: 8 / 10