After comparing all the Realme buds wireless series with OnePlus Bullets Z, finally, it’s time to compare the Realme Buds Wireless Pro.
Realme buds pro doesn’t come in the same price range as Bullets Z. We will see what makes it costlier and if it deserves the price.
This OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z vs Realme Buds Wireless Pro 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 Pro
Design & Build Quality
OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition comes in 3 colours – Bold Black, Bass Blue & Reverb Red, and Realme Buds Wireless Pro can be found in 5 colours – Black, Blue, Green, Yellow & Orange.
The design and build quality of both of the earphones are the same almost except for the earbuds and magnetic board part.
But for the material, it’s the same. The main material is plastic which seems high quality, the magnetic board is metallic. There’s a smooth silicone rubber coating on the neckband.
Based on the other variants of Realme buds wireless there’s barely any difference in terms of design and build quality. What is different is the weight.
Compared to other variants like Realme buds 2 Neo and OnePlus Bullets Z, it is almost 10 grams and 7 grams heavier.
It might not feel like a huge deal. But when it comes to comfort each grams matter. 23-26 grams is considered the ideal weight for neckband earphones. So, it’s heavy.
At least it’s relief that the design is sleek and compact. Those extra weights won’t bother much in the long run.
it’s a tie when it comes to design, material, and build quality. But for comfort, the OnePlus Bullets Z is better because it’s lighter.
Bass & Sound Quality
Based on the price, I was expecting better impedance but just like budget wireless earphones, it has the same 16 ohms. Can’t say about Bullet Z.
In terms of sound quality and clarity, I have to say both are great. Barely noticed any difference.
I was expecting a thumping bass from Realme buds wireless pro because of the 13.6 mm drivers but it almost felt like a bass of 11.2 mm drivers.
But I’m not saying the bass is bad. It’s obviously better than Bullets Z bass edition’s 9.2 mm drivers.
Realme buds pro produces balanced bass which doesn’t overpower the vocals as BoAt earphones do.
It is smart enough to produce natural bass when needed just like Bullets Z instead of forcing a bass boost on the overall song like BoAt earphones.
In terms of sound quality, it’s a tie but Realme buds pro got deeper bass. Based on the price of Realme buds pro, the sound quality could be even better.
Battery Life & Charging Time
This is the section, OnePlus Bullets Z has multiple advantages almost in everything.
First, the fast charging. Realme buds pro gets 2 hours of backup from 5 minutes of charge while Bullets Z can last up to 10 hours from 10 minutes charge (or 5 hours in 5 minutes).
The second is the full charge time. Bullets Z takes around 50-55 minutes to fully charged while Realme buds pro needs 1.5 hours.
The only exception is the full battery life. Bullets Z bass edition has a total battery backup of 17 hours where Realme buds pro lasts 22 hours.
Remote & Functions
Both have a magnetic board in the neckband with all the necessary functions like play/pause songs, taking/ending calls, activating voice assistant, etc.
The Realme link android app gives some additional features like Game mode, Voice enhancer, Bass boost, Active noise cancellation, etc.
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 pro has IPX4 water resistance. Where IPX5-IPX7 is common, IPX4 feels outdated.
Call/Mic Quality: The mic quality of both is okay in my opinion. It will do the job when it comes to regular calls but don’t expect too much.
Noise Cancellation: Bullets Z has passive noise cancellation (PNC) and Realme buds pro has active noise cancellation (ANC). ANC works better than PNC but raising the volume can often create some disturbing noise.
Accessories: USB-C and Micro-USB 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 Pro
As I mentioned, music lovers were expecting a bit deeper and punchy bass but again according to users’ the bass is at a very ideal level. Not too high, not too low.
On top of that, because it has active noise cancellation, it is not necessary for them to set the volume too high. All these things reduce the chances of ear fatigue.
The rest of the things like sound quality, build quality are satisfying. Few are disappointed about the Micro-USB for charging.
6 Reasons To Choose OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition
Lighter: It’s approx 6-7 grams lighter. The lighter earphones are the better for comfort.
Shorter charge time: It gets fully charged in about 55 minutes. Almost 30-35 minutes shorter then Realme buds pro.
Lower latency: Bullets Z bass edition has a latency of 100 ms where Realme buds pro has 119ms latency. The lower the better for competitive gaming.
Affordable price: You have to compromise with the bass and active noise cancellation but it costs around a thousand rupees less which makes it pocket-friendly. Also, Realme buds pro is clearly overpriced.
USB-C & Fast charging: USB-C is a huge reason behind the 10 hours in 10 minutes fast charging feature of Bullets Z where Realme buds wireless pro is still using Micro-USB.
IP55 dust & water resistance: Not only resists jet spray but also resists dust to keep earbuds unclogged.
3 Reasons To Choose Realme Buds Wireless Pro
13.6 mm drivers: Not exactly 13.6 mm drivers level bass quality but surely better than Bullets Z bass edition.
Last 5 hours longer: Realme buds pro lasts up to 22 hours where Bullets Z bass edition lasts 17 hours.
Active noise cancellation: It allows you to listen to music at a low volume and rescue the chance of ear fatigue.
based on the pricing and all the features and specs I would prefer the OnePlus Bullets Z bass edition over Realme buds pro.
I’ll miss out on the bass but the re-engineered 9.2mm drivers of Bullets Z are good enough as well.
The majority of the features of Realme buds pro do deserve the price except for the bass drivers and active noise cancellation.
Now it’s totally up to your preferences. I tried to provide as much information as possible.
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.