With the launch of Realme Buds Air Pro in India, Realme continues to expand its TWS earbuds portfolio quickly. It is a successor to Realme Buds Air and Buds Air Neo, which were previously introduced. As the name suggests, the Realme Buds Air Pro brings the much-hyped active noise cancellation feature to the company’s TWS earbuds.
Realme Buds Air Pro: Features & Specifications
In comparison to the half-in-ear configuration of the previous-gen Buds Air TWS earphones, the Realme Buds Air Pro offers a more rounded charging case (similar to the Vivo Neo TWS) and in-ear-style earbuds beginning with the configuration. In addition to a USB Type-C port for charging on the back, you do have an LED indicator and Realme branding on the front.
In contrast to the larger 12 mm and 13 mm drivers found on board their predecessors, the earbuds come fitted with a 10 mm Bass Boost motor. They also have an IPX4 resistance rating for sweat, so it can be worn during exercise sessions and light rains. Each earbud weighs only 5 grammes while it weighs 39.5 grammes in the charging case, which packs a 486mAh battery.
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) support is the highlight of the Realme Buds Air Pro. Two microphones (a feedback and feed-forward microphone) are enabled by the earbuds to provide noise cancellation of up to 35dB. It is backed by a custom 28 nm S1 noise cancellation chip that these earbuds have been baked into by Realme.
Via the Realme Connection app, you can activate or disable the ANC functionality. The earbuds also support a new Transparency Mode that helps you to hear the outside world, a strong bass Bass Boost+ Mode, and a Game Mode that brings down the latency to just 94ms. Over Bluetooth 5.0, the earbuds link, support wear detection, touch controls, and SBC / AAC codec.
How long is the battery going to last? Well, on a single charge, Realme claims that the Buds Air Pro will last up to 5 hours. With ANC off, you can obtain a cumulative playback time of 25 hours and it drops down to 20 hours with ANC switched on. This is perfect for a pair of cheap earbuds from TWS, trying to compete with the AirPods Pro from Apple.
As for charging times, when put in the case, the earbuds take up to 1 hour to completely charge. Realme claims that with only a 10-minute fee, you can get 3 hours of playback.