Today we’re going to review the Realme Buds Q earbuds. And these are pretty good, except for some odd choice. I don’t understand why they went with it. But as per sound quality and battery backup, this is amongst the best earphones under 2000 rs in India. Hey guys, I am Shamik, and let’s get started.
Realme Buds Q Review: Is it the Best Earphones Under 2000?
In the box, you get earbuds, a case, and instructions on how to turn them on for the first time. Then you get a micro USB cable, some extra ear-tips of different sizes, and finally Realme Buds Q manual with warranty card.
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Realme Buds Q Design:
Realme says that Jose Levi has designed these earphones from France, who gave it this pebble-like shape. And you can see how incredibly difficult. It must have been to come up with this complex masterpiece in design. It does feel pretty nice in hands, though, even if the plastics used here. Still feel kind of cheap and good.
It uses a Micro USB port. Opening the magnetic lid will take you to the earbuds, which are well designed and look better than other budget earbuds. They do have a shape that feels like it made to insert in your ears. And the subtle yellow accents on the ear-tips are also an excellent addition.
The side surface of the Realme Bud Q is touch-sensitive plastic. You can touch it to control the playback of your music. So you can play/pause with a double-tap, change tracks with a triple tap. And you can change these assignments with the Realme Link app. So you can add the functionality for Voice assistant also.
You can also hold both earbuds to enable game mode, which we will talk about later. But I have to say that this touch functionality is a pretty hit or miss with these earbuds. And about 25% to 50% time it just doesn’t work. I am not sure what the reason for this. As I did try to touch the touch area precisely, but it still didn’t register it very well.
So I would’ve just preferred buttons instead of this touch functionality that doesn’t work correctly. Unlike most other earbuds on the market, Realme Buds Q doesn’t have LEDs on the earbuds. So you won’t know if they are turned on or not, or if they have finished charging in the case or not. Also, read: Realme Buds Air Vs Mi True Wireless Earphones 2: Which One to Buy?
The case also doesn’t indicate what the battery level is. I am not sure if it blinks red to note that the battery is low. I kept charging it because one of the earbuds wasn’t working, and I thought it wasn’t charging. But it was fully charged. Then I had to touch and hold it for 5 seconds like you have to do for the first time, and then it was fixed.
So it isn’t a big issue, but this is the kind of problem you have when you don’t see any LEDs blinking on either the case or the earbud. And for a company boasting about how good their design is, this is a massive oversight.
Battery Quality of Realme Buds Q:
The battery life is right on Realme Buds Q which makes it one of the best Bluetooth earbuds in India. The earbuds offer a 4 hour playback time, which was accurate in my test. The case provides up to 20 hours of battery backup. But I wasn’t able to verify this as I charged it multiple times as I thought it not charged.
But the good news is that the frustrations mostly end there, as the comfort on these is pretty good. They do fit well in my ears. And at first, I thought they were going to fall out of my ears because of how they provide. But that didn’t happen, and I was able to wear these for hours comfortably. I still had to go with the bigger ear-tips for the proper sound, which weren’t as comfortable. But I think most people should find the medium tips to be the best for them.
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Realme buds Q also has an IPX4 water resistance rating. It means they can protect from splashes of water and shower. But you can’t immerse them in water. There’s a game mode on these. So when you press and hold on both the earbuds, you hear a cheezy sound of a car engine starting, and that is the game mode. You can also check all features form the Realme official website.
It does make it better for watching videos, as the videos get more in sync with the audio. And while it also does somewhat reduce the sound delay while gaming. There’s still a significant delay.
So it’s not going to be as good as wired earphones. But for games like PUBG, I don’t mind the slight delay in gunshots. I don’t like what the microphone sounds like, and it is not bad. But it is not that great either, in my Redmi Earbuds S Review. You can see that the microphone on those sounds a little better, but this isn’t bad either. But I didn’t’ find any problems during calls.
Realme Buds Q Sound Quality
It is finally coming to the sound quality. It is also a complicated matter. The sound of Realme Buds Q is outstanding which makes this one of the best earphones under 2000. The not-so-good news is that you will have to use an equalizer to get that right sound. So I will talk about how they seem without using equalizer first. Then I will explain why using equalizer is necessary.
So the bass on these is good for the price. It boosted, and punchy, but it sounds correct. So it doesn’t seem muddy. The mids on Realme Buds Q earbuds are not bad. But the vocals don’t look great because of how the highs are tuned. The tops on these are what I found to be too accentuated. And that keeps them from achieving the cohesion that would have given them an overall great sound.
The upper mid-range of vocals and some parts of treble also boosted too much. So vocals don’t sound natural. The treble is also not very pleasant to listen for long periods. It just seems quite harsh.
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But thankfully, most of this can be solved easily with an equalizer. You can use these settings to tame the treble down, and then it sounds pretty good. Generally, I use an equalizer to enhance the sound of audio gear. Still, with Realme Buds Q earbuds, I feel it’s kind of necessary.
The Soundstage on these is pretty good, though, which does make the music fun to listen enough. So overall, I do think that for the 2000 Rs. Price point, the Realme Buds Q does offer excellent sound quality. And they could be one of the best earphones under 2000 rs.
Realme Buds Q Could be One of The Best Earphones Under 2000
The design is good, and the battery life is also high. But the lack of proper indication of battery levels, and a lack of controls that work correctly are the drawbacks. But if you are sticky for the best earbuds under 2000 range, you can surely purchase it. I think you won’t be disappointed with these as they deliver on the essentials and don’t sound like cheap earphones. And if you use an equalizer, they seem reasonable. Overall, this is an average Bluetooth earbud under 2000 rupees.
So that was it for this review. I’ll have links to buy these in the below of this article, so you are interested in buying it. Let me know what you think about these in the comments section below. And share this article on your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, so your friends also get to know about the Realme Buds Q earbuds. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you in the next review very soon.