Realme Buds Wireless Pro review: Active Noise Cancellation is a luxury, a friend said last weekend while checking out a premium headphone I had recently reviewed. Not anymore, I replied, handing him over the Realme Buds Wireless Pro. The newly launched neckband-style earphone from Realme offers the otherwise elite ANC at an affordable price point. In fact, the Realme Buds Wireless Pro are priced so aggressively at Rs 3,999 (available for Rs 2,999 till Dilwali 2020) that you can’t find any competitor for it in the country, at least at the moment.
The earphone succeeds popular Realme Buds Wireless neckband-style earphones and come with some impressive features on paper like transparency mode, low latency mode, IPX4 water resistance, and fast charging. But, as I always say – you need to be more investigative before buying a product when it is offering too much for too less.
I have been using the Realme Buds Wireless Pro for a week now and here is our review of the same.
Realme Buds Wireless Pro review: Design and Build
The Realme Buds Wireless Pro sport a familiar design language, used on the previous earphones by the company as well. The earphones have been launched in two colour variants – Party Yellow and Disco Green. We had the first for review purposes that flaunt company’s design language of Black and Yellow. The touch of yellow on the wires and control buttons make the earphone slightly refreshing against the monotonous colour options available in the other market.
The overall design concept is also similar to the Realme Buds Wireless. The manufacturer has stuck to a flexible rubber neckband design which connects to yellow rubber cables and plastic earbuds. The buds have a glossy and matte dual texture.
The neckband is plain from one side and features the control buttons on the other. These include – volume controls, a multi-function button, a Noise Cancellation Button and an LED light. Right next to the buttons, you can also find the Type-C USB charging port which is covered by a flap.
Moving down the neckband, you get the yellow-coloured tangle-free wires which have the plastic buds at each end. Both the buds come equipped with magnets that connect them and also perform the power on/off feature. For those unfamiliar with this feature, the earphone turns on as soon as you separate the buds from each other. Attaching them back, switches off the earphone.
If you have used an earphone which supported this feature, the experience becomes seamless and convenient. If you haven’t, it will take some time before you get used to it.
Overall, while the design is something that we have seen in the past, the build quality is quite good for the price. Realme hasn’t made much compromise with the quality of material, the neckband weighs only 33 grams and the colour scheme should appeal to the youth.
The neckband is also very comfortable to wear and carry around. The lightweight ensures that you can wear it for a longer duration while the eartips don’t cause any discomfort in the ears. The buds on the neckband are slightly big though, especially when compared to what we saw on the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z earlier this year. But, that shouldn’t make much difference to your use experience.