Without too much of a fuss, the company has unveiled its new Realme Buds Q2 headphones, the follow-up to the original Buds Q via its official website.
The new model keeps the appearance of its predecessor with minimal changes. However, it has been given a slightly increased durability with an IPx4 resistance rating to ensure that the headphones won’t mind getting a bit wet, for example.
Realme Buds Q2: Battery and charging
Realme Buds Q2 picks up where its predecessor left off, in a good way. For example, the battery life continues to be up to 20 hours, of course, when you include its case capacity. A mere 10 minutes of charging will then provide up to 2 hours of music listening, where the full charge will take only about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The blemish on the beauty is now a rather outdated micro USB. In this way, Realme could have already innovated and implement charging via the new USB-C.
The Realme has conducted some internal tests and proved that their new earbuds will survive even in harsh temperature conditions ranging from -45 to 75 °C.
Realme Buds Q2: Lightweight earbuds
The shape of the headphones themselves has also hardly changed while keeping the original 10mm transducers (an electronic device that transforms one energy form to another). The weight of the entire earbud is only 4.1 g (lighter than one piece of A4 paper), which is unusually low by the standards of this type of headphones.
There is a touchpad on each earpiece allowing you to control music or to accept a phone call.
Realme Buds Q2: Gaming mode and how to activate it
It is definitely worth mentioning that the game mode, which although it already featured in the previous Buds Q, the manufacturer has now improved even more. The latency of the headphones gets as low as only 88 ms, which is a big improvement to the predecessor which had a latency of 119ms.
You can activate the special gaming mode either in the Realme Link App or by long holding the touch surfaces of both headphones simultaneously. The headset lacks active ambient noise cancellation, but at least offers ambient noise filtering when making phone calls.
Realme Buds Q2: Sound & Connectivity
The Realme Buds Q2 can be easily paired via Bluetooth, but can also communicate via the Realme Link app where you can customize the sound via BassBoost+, Dynamic or Bright pre-set options.
The Realme Buds Q2 has also got a built-in microphone with ENC (environmental noise cancellation) which helps to block ambient noise during your phone calls making your voice much clearer to the listener.
Except for the earbuds, case and charger, you will also find interchangeable ear tips (in-ear style) in the box.
The Buds Q2 have an approximate 10m range.
Realme Buds Q2: Price
The new Realme Buds Q2 will come in black and blue variants. The price for the UK has not yet been revealed, however, it is expected to be somehow the same as the 2020’s Buds Q model – £29.99.
In countries where the earbuds begin their early launch, the cost has been set at ₹ 1,929 in India and Rs 3,999 in Pakistan.
The earbuds are not for sale in the UK, Europe or the US yet. You can, however, take a look at other similar and currently available earbuds from Realme.