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realme Buds Q2s Review : Grove All Day Long

realme Buds Q2s

realme's newest true wireless earbuds, the Buds Q2s, boast a 30-hour total playback, 10mm bass boost driver, and Dolby Atmos support, promising a "#GroveAllDayLong" experience.

realme Buds Q2s

The realme Buds Q2s is another budget-friendly TWS that is ideal for those who want a wireless earphone that can keep up with the busy lifestyle. We put this new TWS to the test to see whether or not it lives up to its claims of long battery life, high-quality sound with super-low latency, and powerful bass.

realme Buds Q2s

What's in the Box?

⦁ realme Buds Q2s in Night Black color
⦁ Includes extra ear tips
⦁ USB Type-C cable for charging
⦁ Paper materials

realme Design and Build
The earbuds are packed in a spherical, pocket-sized charging case. The battery power LED light is visible on the front. The plastic case has a matte texture, making it resistant to fingerprints and scratches; good thing we got the black color instead of the white version which can be easily stained. It includes a transparent cover, allowing you to see the earbuds within the case, which makes it look cool, but it's susceptible to scratches.

realme Buds Q2s

The case measures 60x35x44x53x2.2mm and weighs only 39 grams, making it surprisingly lightweight and pocket-friendly. On the rear is a USB Type-C port for charging the case and earbuds simultaneously. The earbuds have a modest weight of 4.2 grams. 

The included ear tips are comfortable, the package includes both large and small ear tips for your choice while the medium size is already on the earbuds. Instead of an optical sensor for wear detection like the Buds Q2, it makes use of touch controls.

realme Buds Q2s

Touch controls on the earbud's rear let you play/pause music, activate Google Assistant, and answer or stop phone calls. The headset is well-made for the price.

We like that the earbuds don't easily slip out of our ears and how well they fit, even whether you're running or riding a bike, or simply enjoying your playlist while sipping a coffee. The earbuds are protected from rain, sweat, and splashes thanks to an IPX4 rating. Unfortunately, the case is not waterproof.

Connectivity and Controls
In terms of connectivity, the realme Buds Q2s are compatible with Bluetooth 5.2 and the high-quality AAC audio codec. The realme Buds Q2s can be paired with your smartphone in a snap by just opening the case, going into your phone's Bluetooth settings, and selecting the realme Buds Q2s device.

realme Buds Q2s

As soon as the earphones are extracted from their case, they are ready for use. Sadly, it doesn't support Google's quick pair mode, but the touch controls are conveniently placed.

The realme Link app for Android and iOS, allows users to customize the touch controls in the settings menu. There is no volume control option, but you can simply modify the actions for tapping, and holding one earbud, or touching and holding both earbuds.

Audio Quality
The realme Buds Q2s is equipped with a 10mm Bass Boost Driver with PEEK and Polymer TPU diaphragm and Bass boost Dolby Atmos Support.

realme Buds Q2s

Dolby Atmos adds height channels to surround sound systems, allowing sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. You can blend ambient and scene sound effects for a "cinematic experience." realme Buds Q2s also have Environmental Noise Cancellation (ENC), which separates background speech and noises in real-time using algorithms and DNN (Deep Neural Network).

If you like your music with a lot of bass, you can switch to Bass Boost+ Mode, which is available alongside Balanced and Bright modes. The 10mm driver effectively handles high, middle, and low-frequency ranges, making AAC-enabled audio sound high quality with clear vocals and a good amount of bass.

The Buds Q2s are quite comfortable to wear since they fit snugly into the ear canal and caused no discomfort even when worn for extended periods of time. The audio quality is likewise remarkable, and the bass is prominent without overpowering the other frequencies, creating a balanced sound.

While the low-latency gaming mode benefits gamers by lowering the latency to a manageable 88ms. If you hold down the buttons on both earbuds at the same time, you'll enter the gaming mode.

realme Buds Q2s

The earbuds block out ambient noise effectively, and the two microphones improve call quality. The ENC noise-canceling algorithm in the earbuds helps to muffle ambient sounds, which is especially useful in a busy or noisy setting or when traveling by foot or bike. Given its affordable price, it's a decent TWS overall, but it doesn't fare well in noisy environments like those caused by heavy traffic.

Overall, we enjoyed using the Buds Q2s while riding a bike and commuting to work while listening to our music library, and they are also perfect for watching Netflix or YouTube videos.

Battery Life
The 40mAh battery in the earbuds allows for up to 7 hours of listening time at half volume. Overall, we're able to get around 5 hours out of our AAC usage, which included both light and heavy usage.

Fast charging is supported with Buds Q2s, realme claims that this wireless earbuds and charging case can be charged in just 10 minutes and will give you access to three hours of listening time.

The charging case's 400 mAh provides an additional 30 hours of playtime. The battery is fully charged when the indicator light is green, and the power is low when the light turns red. The earphones themselves take around an hour to recharge, while the carrying case requires about two and a half to charge.

Pros
Nice compact design 
Audio quality is good
AAC support
Great Low-latency gaming
Long battery life 
Fast charging
Clear voice quality

Cons
No volume control
Unable to check case battery capacity
No wireless charging support

Final Thought
Overall, for ₱1,490 the realme Buds Q2s are a solid pair of affordable wireless earbuds. Its great audio quality, touch controls, low-latency gaming, and long battery life are its strong points. But if you prefer ANC wireless earbuds the realme Q2 is a better choice.

The realme Buds Q2s is now available on realme's official store on Lazada.

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7 comments

Anonymous said...

I want one

Gianne Inumerable said...

Thanks for the honest review! I can say that this product is a must try.

Ron Eclivia said...

Nice review hope that I can have that so I can also experience the comfortability and the good Sound Quality of realme buds.😊😊😊

Arlene obien said...

Thanks for the Honest review. Hoping to win this for my son and husband who both love to stream and listen to music

Elinor S. said...

Thanks for the review. Hoping to win for myself... this is so perfect while working from home.

Anonymous said...

I love this Realme Buds Q2s, especially its long battery life. I also love it because it's wireless and compatible to my phone.

Unknown said...

Looks really nice and sexy like me