Recently I did a comparison of Realme Buds 2 vs JBL C100SI. This time JBL C200SI to compete with Realme Buds 2. Is JBL C200SI any better than C100SI? We’ll see.
This Realme Buds 2 vs JBL C200SI 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.
Realme Buds 2
Design & Build Quality
All of the JBL C series SI earphones are just so obvious. The same design and features. There’s literally nothing new to say.
The same round like angled earbuds with a glossy finish. But this time I noticed some texture on the body. I don’t know how to explain it seems like steel.
Realme Buds 2 on the other hand, has an overall matte finish with some glossy touch and an ‘R’ logo on the flat area. At the time of the first usage, you can tell how well-built and smooth the finishing is.
Both brands didn’t make any compromise to use good quality material and on the finishing quality.
Just like the promise of the JBL C series, C200SI is very lightweight. I guess Realme Buds 2 weighs the same as well.
Realme Buds 2 comes in 4 colours and but JBL C200SI comes in 3 colours.
To conclude, Realme Buds 2 is more design-focused with various finish types and colours while JBL C200SI is pretty simple yet looks classy and minimalistic.
Bass & Sound Quality
The 16 ohms impedance and 100dB SPL of JBL C200SI indicate that it is mainly designed for devices like smartphones & tablets.
While Realme Buds 2 has 32 ohms impedance and 106dB SPL that successfully meets all the criteria to be ideal to use with smartphones/tablets/laptops/desktops.
Note that higher SPL (Sound Pressure Level) indicates louder sound. Both have the same as the usual 20-20kHz frequency range.
JBL C200SI and Realme Buds 2 have 9mm and 11.2mm bass drivers respectively. The 11.2mm driver in an in-ear earphone is pretty rare.
The 9mm bass driver is pretty mediocre, you can barely feel anything. But the treble is good of JBL C200SI.
Personally, looking at the price, I had much higher expectations from JBL C200SI. I’m pretty disappointed.
In short, Without any doubt, I can say that Realme Buds 2 is sounds and produce much deeper than C200SI. The balance between treble and bass is just so sweet.
Mic, Remote & Functions
Both have an in-line remote with a mic. The universal button allows you to take/end calls, pause/play music/video, double-tap to skip tracks, and long press to activate voice assistant.
Now the remote of Realme Buds 2 has 2 additional buttons for volume control which is like a cherry on top. You don’t always need to take out your phone from your pocket to adjust the volume.
Cable & jack: Realme Buds 2 has a tough braided cable but male silver 3.5mm jack and JBL C200SI has normal rubber coated cable with 3.5mm gold-plated male jack.
Water-Resistance: No official mention of sweat or water resistance from the brands.
Call/Mic Quality: Both have a good quality mic for calling purposes. JBL mentioned that C200SI has a noise-canceling mic.
Noise Cancellation: Make sure to use the ideal size of ear caps to cut down most of the noise.
Accessories: Ear caps/tips of different sizes, and all the required papers like the manual, warranty card, etc are included.
Users’ Report, Pros & Cons
Realme Buds 2
Based on customers’ feedback, Realme Buds 2 is very promising. It has clear and crispy sound quality with great bass.
The braided cable and magnetic features are handy for many users. Also because of the volume control buttons, users don’t need to use their phones often.
Some suggested that it could be cheaper. The straight silver jack is also a disappointment of many.
According to users, it’s a good pair of earphones with necessary features but based on the price it is totally overpriced.
The majority say that it is the same as JBL C100SI with no noticeable changes. So, it is better to look at other available options.
7 Reasons To Choose Realme Buds 2
Availability: Sennheiser CX 180 stays unavailable most of the time on major online stores. But that is not the case with Realme Buds 2.
Cost-effective: Paying hundred rupees less you get the same sound and bass quality.
Angled earbuds: Despite having such big drivers like 11.2mm it doesn’t cause discomfort due to angled earbuds.
In-line remote & mic: It has an in-line remote with 3 buttons and a mic.
Versatile: Realme Buds 2 is designed for smartphones/tablets/laptops/desktops.
Braided cable: Braided cables usually last longer than rubber-coated cables.
Magnetic tip: When not using or putting in your backpack, the magnetic tip comes in handy to keep them organized.
Personally, I will never suggest to anyone to spend 800-900 rupees on mediocre earphones like JBL C200SI. Realme Bus 2 is also a bit overpriced but worth it in the long run.
Hope this article will help to make an ideal choice. If you are having difficulties choosing based on some of your own personal reason then please let me know in the comment section.