Gadget Guide For You – Realme Buds Q
Realme has come a long way with its audio products in no time. The range, which now consists of six products, includes wired headphones, wireless neckband headphones and true wireless headphones. All this was launched in just 18 months. Especially for true wireless headphones, Realme has now launched its third headset of its kind, the Realme Buds Q. This is the lowest pair of Realme wireless headphones to date, and also the company’s first with a seat in the channel.
Positioned for redmi s headphones and even OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z neckholder style, the Realme Buds Q is the company’s smallest and lightest. With modern specifications and design and the promise of high performance for the price, are the Realme Buds Q the most impressive product in Realme’s True wireless range to date? Find out in our review.
The Realme Buds Q headphones weigh only 3.6 g each
I thought the 4.1 g weight of each of the Redmi Earbuds was impressive, but incredibly, Realme has managed to make the Q Buds even lighter. With only 3.6 g each, the Realme Buds Q could hardly be felt in my ears and were therefore very comfortable. The adjustment in the channel and the small size of the headphones also helped, which allowed them to achieve acceptable passive sound insulation and a generally non-annoying fit.
The headphones were developed in collaboration with the famous designer Jose Levy. Both the headphones and the powered station look like pebbles and are available in three colors: black, white and yellow. I liked the understated elegance of the black variant that was sent for testing, and I was also pleased with the characteristic yellow tone of Realme that is visible in the included end caps. The cover has a magnetic cover and a micro USB port for powered on the back. It is quite compact and easily fits in my pocket.
Unlike other budget options, the realme Buds Q have touch controls on each headphone. However, it didn’t work well for me at all. The touch areas are too small and were not easy to find when I was wearing the headphones. Even when I typed firmly on one area or another, she did not always respond. It often got to the point where I just took my smartphone to control playback or receive calls, and that’s a big shortcoming for Realme Buds Q.
The controls are customizable through the Realme Link app, and you can also call the voice assistant on your smartphone or switch to low latency game mode with these gestures-if they work, of course. The app also allows you to see the approximate battery levels for each headphone( in 10% increments).
While we usually see some form of status indicators and battery level indicators on the headphones or powered box with the most true low-budget wireless options, the Realme Buds Q has none. The only way to know that the headphones are on is through audio prompts, and you have to rely on your smartphone to tell you how much energy you have left. You will only know that the cover is turned off if the headphones are not fully charged. It’s not terribly embarrassing, but it’s a drawback that comes with the price.
The Realme Buds Q supports the SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs, which is impressive for both price and form factor. The headset has dynamic 10mm drivers and uses Bluetooth 5 for connectivity. The headphones are IPX4 for their water resistance. There is also a low latency game mode that would reduce latency to about 119MS.
I was able to get about 3.5 hours with the headphones at higher volumes and with mixed use. The cover has added four more charges for approximately 14 hours of total consumption per charge cycle.