I compared Realme Buds Wireless with Bullets Z just a few days ago before this article. Now it’s time for Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo.
Realme did some helpful changes in this model but there are some things that really needed to be updated but for some reason, they didn’t. Also, it’s a lot cheaper.
This OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition vs Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo ultimate comparison article will go deep into each earphone and include all the things you need to choose the right one for you.
So, let’s dive in.
OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition
Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo
Design & Build Quality
OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition comes in 3 colours – Bold Black, Bass Blue & Reverb Red, and Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo can be found in 2 colours – Black (wires are yellow) & Blue.
Realme Buds Wireless 2 has exactly the same design as the previous version. Overall it has a very basic and normal design. But it has a very clean design.
Bullets Z on the other hand almost identical to Realme Buds 2 Neo. The only changes are the earbuds, control panel design. I’ll say the finishing is better compared in comparison.
What is surprising is Realme buds 2 Neo only weighs 23.1 grams which is even lighter than Bullets Z. There are very few earphones that can be as light as Bullets Z.
Personally, I have no complaints about the design, Both are super light, compact looks elegant. But who will in terms of audio quality and other features?
Let’s find out!!
Bass & Sound Quality
First thing first, both have the ideal frequency of 20Hz – 20KHz.
In terms of the sound quality of Realme buds 2 neo I barely noticed anything better or different which means It has the same 22 ohms impedance.
But I’ll say the sound quality itself is good and very clear but not enough to beat Bullets Z.
The bass is what I felt a bit heavier than last time. But again despite having 11.2 mm drivers it is having a hard time matching the bass quality of Bullets Z’s 9.2 mm re-engineered drivers.
For a price of under 1500 rupees the sound quality and bass Realme buds, 2 neo providing is pretty amazing but not enough to beat Bullets Z bass edition.
Battery Life & Charging Time
The feature alone makes OnePlus Bullets Z a dominator of the wireless earphones market.
Bullets Z can give you 10 hours of battery life just by charging 10 minutes. On the other hand, 10 minutes charge can give Realme buds 2 neo 120 minutes (2 hours) of battery life. Realme managed to increase the battery life by 20 minutes with this model.
Both Bullets Z bass edition and Realme buds 2 neo can last up to 17 hours with a full charge that will take around 20 minutes for Bullets Z and 1.5-2 hours for Realme buds 2 neo.
Realme managed to increase the quick charge battery backup and total battery life as well but is still far behind Bullets Z.
Remote & Functions
Both are on equal footing here. You get to see all the necessary buttons to control volume, voice assistant, and calls.
There’s no separate remote for those buttons. The buttons are attached at end of the neckband. This makes the earphones look even more clean and compact.
Bluetooth Version: Both editions have Bluetooth 5.0 with a 10 m range.
Water-Resistance: Bullets Z have IP55 dust, sweat, and water resistance (it can survive jet spray). Realme buds 2 neo has IPX4 water resistance. When I saw this is IPX4 again, I was like seriously? At least make them IPX5 water-resistance.
Call/Mic Quality: Realme buds 2 neo promised crystal clear call quality and successfully fulfilled that. Bullets Z also comes with a mic but few have complained about a static noise during calls.
Noise Cancellation: Both offer passive noise cancellation. Based on the actual usage the Bullet Z is better at canceling noise than Realme buds.
Accessories: USB-C cable for charging, earbuds of different sizes, and all the required papers like the manual, warranty card, etc are included.
Users’ Report, Pros & Cons
Oneplus Bullets Wireless Z
Bass lovers are highly satisfied with this modified version of OnePlus Bullets Z. Also the passive noise cancellation is better compared to the normal edition.
Users also found the low latency mode very helpful when playing online competitive games. Few have complained about a cracking sound during calls and songs as well.
Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo
According to budget wireless earphone users, it’s a very good deal in such a competitive price range. It’s a lot lighter than before, call quality is pretty decent, sound and bass good enough.
The thing that bothers a few customers is the shape of the earbuds which makes them uncomfortable for longer sessions. Overall for a price range under 1500 rupees, it’s a very decent wireless earphone.
4 Reasons To Choose OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition
Better sound & bass: I know there’s a big gap in price range but I really expected better bass with 11.2 mm drivers compared to 9.2 mm of bullets Z. But turned out Bullets Z still excels in both.
IP55 dust & water resistance: The IPX4 water resistance ou Realme buds 2 neo is kind of outdated. Where OnePlus Bullets Z is IP55 rated. This means it can resist dust along with sweat & water.
Fast charging & long battery life: As I mentioned 10 minutes of charge is enough for 10 hours of playback time and you get up to 17 hours of full battery backup (5 hours more than Realme buds wireless).
OnePlus Bullets Z is a great pair of wireless earphones to enjoy music. The only issue to avoid is the call quality.
If you need wireless earphones mainly for calls then it might not the best option. In that case, can consider choosing Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo. However, those complaints are coming less these days.
I hope, this article will help you to make the ideal choice. If you have any questions then feel free to ask in the comment section below.