Sound quality good, but BASS could be better
My first ever earbuds, the quality of this product is good, however the sound quality could be better. Its lacking bass. I do like how this product syncs with my new Realme X3 SuperZoom phone very easily. However I'm still trying to get the hang of using all the controls while wearing them. Making and answering calls seems to be good. The range is very good, but sometimes signal drops out when there is a wall or obstruction. Charging is very easy, but yet to see how long the usage is before having to recharge it. Overall happy, for my first earbuds.
AirPods for half the price? Not quite...
* AirPod looks and (most) features for $100-$170 less
* Good quality feel and finish.
* Comfy, reasonably secure fit (in my ears anyway)
* Wireless charging case included as standard
* Battery life pretty much as described (though markedly less than its main rival)
* Black and yellow colour options if you want to avoid the 'Apple White' look.
* Sound quality is only reasonable....
Purchased in May 2020.
Something fits ..... !!!
Was provided a set of these for review, and since I’d given up many years ago trying to get things that are designed to sit in ear canals to actually sit in mine ... was VERY keen to check them out. From the early basic straight sided affairs from the 70’s, to the foam tipped flat things that came to us with walkmans and mobile phones in the 80-90’s to the more nouveau anatomically shaped things of more modern times ... all would just sit in my ear for a minute or two ... then drop out.
SO ... my context with contemporary ear buds would be tot...al noob at best. Perfect for testing with what we may call zero context to prejudice the methodology. I won’t go into all the technical details of this product. Earlier reviewer Mike from Perth has covered this exceptionally well. So I’ll just give my thoughts .... The product is well packed, and came with a sparse information sheet, which nevertheless gave enough basics to get the buds running quickly. Found that the battery was fairly well charged out of the box. Battery charging was easily managed via the short USB cable provided. Linking procedure was completely seamless, with no problems encountered from several phones, Apple iPad, Samsung tablet, and one of our car’s entertainment systems. The very first thing I wanted to try was fitment ... for the above reasons. In utter disbelief I can report that they fit snugly ... lightly ... deceptively lightly, leaving a sensation that they would fall out as soon as I tilted my head. Nope ... they somehow clung tenaciously to my ear no matter what I tried to intentionally dislodge them ... from violently shaking my head, to tilting my head and angling the ear downwards and jolting as if trying to dislodge water after swimming. Miraculously the buds held on ... who knows how, because the whole time they managed to feel light and hardly noticeable.
Purchased in May 2020.
Pretty average sound with poor battery life and controls
realme and ProductReview recently offered me the opportunity to review a pair of realme Buds Air - wireless (Bluetooth) earphones.
As a reference point for the review, I should point out that I normally wear a pair of Backbeat Pro, noise cancelling, over the ear headphones when coding and when travelling to and from work on public transport.
The little realme box which arrived contained a simple printed user guide, a short USB-C cable and the white, rounded 50x45x25mm ear bud case which contained the buds themselves. The case has a flip top l...id, a small (almost invisible) pairing button in the front and a USB-C socket at the bottom. For those who are unfamiliar with these devices (as I was) - the box contains the main battery and provides most of the power storage, the buds have only limited power and recharge from the box when stored in it. Opening the flip lid of the case caused a green led in the front to illuminate momentarily, the two earphones were nestled inside in left and right sockets. The led would change colour to orange when the case only held about 2/3 charge and red when it was getting close to empty. The user guide stated that the buds should be paired with the phone by opening the lid and pressing the button on the front of the case for 3 seconds, this simple operation happened easily and flawlessly with my Android phone. I then removed the buds to examine them.
Purchased in May 2020.
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