Last year’s Realme Buds Air 2 pleased us with good sound quality. Active noise cancellation Realme took the time to tweak the packaging and launched the Buds Air 3. These new wireless earbuds provide Realme with the strongest noise cancellation to date. with a slightly new design shorter vaping and wireless charging €60
So are Buds Air 3 a better buy than last year’s model and how do they stack up against competitors in the same price point? Let’s find out.
The Realme Buds Air 3 offers three familiar designs from its predecessor. But there are a few tweaks. Most notably, the shorter stem, which made the Buds Air 3 lighter and better fit my ears. Replaceable silicone eartips provide a perfect fit, just like the competition.
The Realme logo has been moved from the center of the case to the top of the lid and placed behind the clear plastic window gives it a unique look. We’ve already reviewed the Starry Blue color, but Realme also offers the classic Galaxy White option. The earplugs are all made of plastic. with clear earplugs on the built-in ears and matte finish on the body and body They hold fingerprints well and are easy to hold in your hand.
The housing holds the buttons vertically with magnets. and the cap closes with a click securely and securely—no tearing or shortening. The headphones are IPX5 waterproof, while at home there is no such level.
Realme Buds Air comes with a lot of features for the asking price. You get customizable ANC. multi point match wireless charging Low latency gaming mode and customizable sound profiles Pairs via Bluetooth and supports SBC and AAC audio codecs. Select phones can also use Dolby Atmos with profiles for movies, music and games, including Smart Mode that automatically selects optimal conditions based on the conditions. surrounding
Each headset has dual microphones to help filter out about 42 decibels of noise around you. The ANC does a pretty good job here and can provide some protection against static in the low frequency range. It copes well even in windy conditions. Which cannot be said about competitors like Xiaomi Buds 3T Pro, you can use the headset.
The Buds Air 3 offers two-device multi-device pairing. And this feature works fine for me. Because it’s a solid connection between my laptop and my phone. Although there are some latency issues. The headphones switched between the two sound sources just fine. There’s also an in-ear detection feature that pauses playback as soon as you remove the earplugs from your ears.
The touch controls generally work fine. Even though I encountered repeated delays between touch detection and operation I also had quite a few unregistered clicks. In the Reame link, you can set double-tap, triple-tap, and long-press on both earbuds. The app works on both Android and iOS devices, which is a welcome addition.
Realme Link offers a number of additional features such as battery indicators for headphones and cases. noise canceling mode switch Hearing-adjustable sound profiles volume up and a play mode that only uses a delay time of 88 milliseconds
Sound quality and fit
How does the Buds Air 3 sound? They produce a loud, rumbling sound with 10mm dynamic drivers with good bass. The word “balance” comes from the Buds Air 3’s standard sound profile, and this is one of the best-sounding headphones I’ve used recently. I love the crisp highs and mids from the buttons. And also appreciate the decent amount of bass that doesn’t distort other aspects of the sound.
I listen to different types of music, watch a few YouTube videos, watch a few basketball games. and listen to podcasts with the Buds Air 3. They perform well in any situation with a solid connection and reliable sound. Noise cancellation works just like any other in-ear headphones. and can prevent a little static noise But that’s about the Nipple Fit, which covers my ears well.
The Buds Air 3 comes with three audio profiles: Balanced, Bass Boost+ and Bright, the last of which is standard. Clean mode sounded the best for me. while the Bass Boost+ option enhances the bass for a more mellow sound profile.
Realme also has a personalization feature that adjusts the sound output according to your hearing. It works by playing various sounds. at different frequencies in the left and right headphones and asks you to register the reception This should create a personal sound profile for each user. To be honest, I didn’t see much difference in tone before and after tuning.
The total battery life of the Realme Buds Air 3 with the case is 30 hours with ANC off and about 22 hours with ANC on. Realme lasted about 5.5 hours with the noise filter on the button. Each button has a 43mAh battery and the case is 460mAh rechargeable.
I found real scores when testing the Buds Air 3 and can confirm that battery life is good and lasts up to a month on a budget. Even if the battery is low, a 10-minute charge gives you 100 minutes of fast playback, and a full charge gets 100 minutes of playback. You can charge the case via the faster USB-C port, or use it wirelessly via a Qi charger or phone. that supports.
If you’re after above-average sound quality, potent noise cancelation and a rich feature set alongside a robust companion app that works on both Android and iOS then look no further than the Realme Buds Air 3. These sleek, lightweight earbuds offer sound and features that punch above their price while still delivering solid build, great looks and ample battery endurance.