Realme Buds Q2 dominates the market for true wireless (TWS) earphones priced around $35 due to their vibrant sound production and extensive feature set, which includes active noise cancellation (ANC).
The company has since released a new pair of headphones called Buds Q2s that resemble the Buds Q2 but lack ANC and have a beautiful casing.
There are also other features available here, such as customizable controls and numerous sound profiles via the Realme Link app.
The design of the earbuds is identical to that of the Buds Q2, with the exception that the Q2s come in a wider range of colors. We received the Paper Green version for evaluation, and it appears to be extremely appealing.
Despite the name being identical, the rear of the Realme GT 2 Pro does not feel the same to the touch, despite having a smooth matte texture. The combination is pleasing to the eye, and the build quality is excellent.
The in-ear fit is really snug and the earbuds are lightweight. With the appropriate sized silicone tips from the three that are included in the package, they provide passable noise isolation that is adequate and do not hurt the ear even after several hours of continuous use.
The earbuds’ IPX4 rating for sweat resistance is a little downgrade from the Buds Q2’s IPX5 rating. But if you choose to wear them to the gym or on a jog, IPX4 is sufficient to protect them from sweat or a light drizzle.
Features and specs
Using the Realme Link app, you can customize touch motions and select between three sound profiles, much like with the majority of Realme earbuds. Both iOS and Android have access to it.
Once paired, you can pair double-tap, triple-tap, or touch and hold gestures to play/pause, previous/next tracks, or voice assistant capabilities. The ability to assign volume control is still unavailable.
You may switch between low latency gaming mode by touching and holding both earbuds at once. According to the company, the latency can also reach as low as 88 ms here, which is fantastic news for gamers. This is similar to their more expensive goods.
AAC and SBC codecs are supported by and comply with Bluetooth 5.2 on the Realme Buds Q2s. The wireless range is excellent, with the earbuds maintaining a strong connection up to 10 meters away from the source device when there is no obstruction.
Even without turning on Volume Enhancer from the app, these earphones are incredibly loud right out of the package. They are clearly audible at 50% volume for the majority of uses.
The Realme Link app has three sound profiles: Bright, Dynamic, and Bass Boost+. The Bright profile was rarely used with the majority of the company’s previous audio products, but with the Buds Q2s, it is the only one that can be used, unless you want boomy, excessive bass.
The case contains a USB-C connector, and using a typical Type-C charger, it takes roughly two hours to fully charge the case and buds. These earbuds also feature quick charging, which allows you to get close to three hours of playtime from a 10-minute charge. Once more, flawless figures.