- Realme has launched its first Active Noise Cancellation products in India.
- These include the Buds Air Pro and Buds Wireless Pro.
- The Realme Buds Air Pro and Buds Wireless Pro go on sale starting October 16.
Realme Buds Air Pro and Buds Wireless Pro debut in India today. These are important upgrades over the last-generation Buds Air and Buds Wireless audio devices. Realme is packing active noise cancellation on both the new products under the distinction of the word "Pro". There are new designs for both models, as well as new functionalities on Realme's wireless products in the audio segment. But before we dive into them, let us get the price and sale details out of our way.
Realme Buds Air Pro Price, Buds Wireless Pro Price
Realme has priced the Buds Air Pro at Rs 4,999 and the Buds Wireless Pro at Rs 3,999. The price points are attractive given they do not stray too far from what the predecessors cost. The Realme Buds Air was launched for Rs 3,999 while the Buds Wireless was launched at Rs 1,799. The Buds Air Pro comes in Rock Black and Soul White colours while the Buds Wireless Pro has Disco Green and Party Yellow colour options.
But what if I tell you that you do not even need to pay these prices but less. Realme is offering a special discount on its newly launched range of products for Diwali. So, the Realme Buds Air Pro will cost you Rs 4,499 and the Buds Wireless Pro will be available for Rs 2,999 during the Flipkart Big Billion Days and Amazon Great Indian Festival sales. These prices will be reversed after a limited period but when is something the company has not made clear.
The first sales for both products begin at noon on October 16. The Buds Air Pro will be available on Flipkart and Realme online store while the Buds Wireless Pro will sell on Amazon. The offline availability will also kick in soon, the company has said.
Realme Buds Air Pro, Buds Wireless Pro Features
Powering both new audio products is active noise cancellation, which is a lot better than what conventional budget wireless earphones offer. It uses an environmental noise cancellation-based algorithm to cancel out the surrounding noise, belting out clear audio to your ears. The Buds Air Pro is equipped with the company's customised S1 noise cancellation chip, which is claimed to deliver the strongest noise cancellation effect while consuming low power.
The design of the Buds Air Pro resembles that of the Oppo W51 TWS earbuds, although there are discernible differences between them. The TWS earbuds carry a 10mm bass boost driver for a rich audio quality but I am holding my opinion on this until I review the device.
There is dual-mic noise cancellation for a call, along with instant auto-connect & Google fast pair using Bluetooth v5.0. There is a charging case with a 486mAh battery that is rated to deliver a total battery life of 25 hours. But when you turn the ANC on, the battery life comes down to 20 hours. But that should not be an issue because the Buds Air Pro can go about for 3 hours with a 10-minute charge.
For people who are looking to buy this pair of earbuds for gaming, Realme is offering the gaming mode with 94ms Super Low Latency that is triggered when you long-press an earbud. Each earbud is 5 grams heavy but the total case weighs around 48.8 grams.
The Buds Wireless Pro brings the same Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology onboard for less price. It is not as wireless as the Buds Air Pro because the two earbuds are connected by a neckband. These earphones support LDAC codec for even richer audio quality. LDAC is a codec that is superior to SBC and is found on a range of smartphones, including Realme's.
There is a 13.6mm bass boost driver inside these earphones along with the S1 chip and magnetic connectors. These connectors stick automatically when dangling around the neck to pause music and save battery. When you separate them, the music playback resumes. This one also has a Super Latency mode with 119ms latency for gaming usage.