Like everything from Realme, the Realme Buds Q come in a bright golden-yellow box. Inside this container is your usual stuff: a charging case, some different tip sizes, a (short) charging cable, a user guide, and, of course, the earbuds themselves.
In a short span that has taken people away by surprise, realme has come a long way with its budget-friendly and intuitive smartphones and audio gadgets. With a six-range audio device now, realme gives you its trendsetting realme Buds Q, the first and true wireless earbuds with the in-canal fit.
Designed to stack up well with the Redmi Airdots S, realme Buds Q comes in a light design with just about 3.6g in terms of weight. The sophisticated design, specifications, and performance, these earbuds are available at a decent price! But the big question, of course, is what makes them worth buying?
Drawing its inspiration from the warm, soft and comfortable aesthetics of the cobbles, realme Buds Q feature a typical anthropomorphic design with the shape of cobbles fully integrated into them, thanks to realme’s collaboration with José Lévy, the renowned French artist, in designing the product.
The buds are light, compared to the Redmi Airdots S, which weighs 4.1g. At just 3.6g each, the feel of these devices in your ear is negligible. That means realme Buds Q is super-comfortable. Coupled with the in-canal ear design, you can enjoy your music with decent passive noise isolation.
Realme Buds Q is available in three color options. You can opt for the white variants, the yellow or the black ones. All these colors feature awe-inspiring elegance and with the hint of the manufacturer’s shade of yellow trademark that is visible on the inside of the included ear tips, these buds are an absolute beauty!
They come in a case with a magnetic lid and a micro-USB port for charging the buds at the back. The case itself is impact, light, and can fit your trouser, shirt, or coat pockets effortlessly.
To ensure you enjoy uninterrupted music or listening through the earbuds, realme added touch-sensitive controls on each of the pieces. While wearing them, you can tap the touch zones to control music playback or receive calls.
Better yet, the controls are fully customizable using the realme Link app not to mention that you can easily summon the voice-command assistant on your realme smartphone or toggle the low-latency gaming mode using the intelligent touch control.
With the app, you can also see the level of battery percentage of each of the earbuds to know when to charge.
Connection and Performance
Nobody wants earbuds that they fidget with trying to connect with a smartphone pr music device. To this end, the Realme Buds Q offers SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs support, which, quite frankly, are unbelievably impressive for the price and the premium design.
The buds are fitted with 10mm dynamic drivers that utilize Bluetooth 5 for connectivity. As a result, instant connectivity and beautiful sound ranges are obtained easily. The fact that realme Buds Q are IPX4 rated for water resistance is also a plus!
Interestingly, realme Buds Q comes with a specially customized R1Q chip with low latency, accurate synchronization of sound and picture, and more accurate game playing experience. In sync with the clear and beautifully produced sounds by the 10mm dynamic range, these buds boast a true virtual experience with a sound that matches video pictures in gaming and smooth transitions.
realme Buds Q has an in-built 40mAh battery, which can easily give you up to 3 hours of mixed usage, and 4.5 hours of continuous music playback time. Its charging compartment comes with a 400mAh battery, which can be used together to obtain a total of 20 hours of continuous music.
Speaking of playtime, the sound quality is way better than you would expect, thanks to the AAC codec support and the in-canal design. The sonic signature, the volume, and the clarity of the sound have all been improved to deliver balance and uniformity during usage. The bass is quite noticeable and rings so well sending your whole world into a rhythmic symphony. As such, these earbuds will work best for those looking to step away from the neckbands for affordable premium design earbuds.
Worth a buy. Not only are realme Buds Q affordable, but they also deliver the best sound, have an impressive playback time and they feature a no-nonsense design. The incredible performance on calls is a bonus.