Realme Buds 2 and Mi Earphones Basic are some best-selling wired earphones for 500 rupees budget or so.
From the surface Realme Buds 2 might look costlier than Mi Basic without much improvement but it got some features that might come in handy in the long run.
This Realme Buds 2 vs Mi Earphones Basic 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
Realme Buds 2 is designed to attract people. The earbuds have a smooth matte finish with a glossy touch here and there to make them more appealing.
The ear caps are kind of transparent. You can see a glossy ‘R’ logo of Realme on each earbud.
Compared to that Mi Earphones Basic is very normal. Just like any other local pair of wired earphones you can buy from your local stores.
The finish looks a bit cheap. Out of all the colours, I found black is the best one.
The minimal and compact in-line remote, braided cable makes Realme Buds 2 even more attractive. While everything about Mi Earphones Basic is ordinary.
Both are very lightweight and comfortable to use. As per information from the brands, they both almost weigh around 14 grams.
Realme Buds 2 is available in 4 colours and Mi Basic has 3 colours. I’ll suggest going with the black edition for both.
To conclude, Realme Buds 2 has better looks with better material quality. Not to mention the braided cable is way long-lasting compared to the silicone rubber-coated cable of Mi Basic.
Bass & Sound Quality
Maybe Mi Basic looks very ordinary but the performance really surprised me. Both Realme Buds 2 and Mi Basic are equally great.
Both have 32 ohms impedance. Realme Buds 2 and Mi Basic have 106dB and 119dB (SPL) sound pressure level respectively.
As both have 32 ohms impedance and more than 99dB SPL, you can get the maximum output no matter if it’s a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
Because the Mi Basic has a higher SPL, it’s a bit louder compared to Realme Buds 2. You can easily enjoy music in average volume.
Now it’s time for the bass quality. First of all, Realme Buds 2 and Mi Basic have 11.2mm and 10mm bass drivers that produce really deep bass.
Having a bigger bass driver obviously results in deeper thumping bass. The low, mid, and high are very well-balanced.
It can be hard to choose even for more as they both are very identical. But just in case you want more bass then you can consider going with Realme Buds 2.
Mic, Remote & Functions
Here Realme Buds 2 clearly got the advantage as it has an in-line remote with 3 buttons. 2 for volume up & down and one button to answer/end calls, play/pause song/video, activating voice assistant.
Mi Basic has only one button to answer/end calls, play/pause song/video, activating voice assistant but nothing to control the volume.
Both have a good mic. Never faced any problem during calls, online meetings, gaming.
Cable & jack: Realme Buds 2 has a tough braided cable but male silver 3.5mm jack while Mi Basic has a gold-plated L-shaped 3.5mm jack but normal rubber-coated cable.
Water-Resistance: No official mention of any IP rating. For normal walking, jogging, and exercising I don’t think there would be many problems. Just make sure to wear them if you are sweating too much.
Call/Mic Quality: So far both have a really good quality mic. Good for all kinds of purposes such as calling, recording, gaming. Almost no lag during gaming.
Noise Cancellation: Make sure to use the ideal size of ear caps to cut down most of the noise.
Accessories: Ear caps 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.
Mi Earphones Basic
According to users, Mi Earphones Basic is a nice pair of budget earphones that has nice sound quality with 10mm bass drivers.
Users suggest using the enhancer if you are a Realme phone user to increase the bass.
It looks normal but well-built and tough. The wires are really tangle-free. The angled gold-plated jack is also a nice thing to have.
5 Reasons To Choose Realme Buds 2
Deeper bass: Thanks to 11.2mm bass drivers. You get to enjoy deeper bass.
Volume controls: Because of the volume up and down buttons with the in-line remotes, you don’t always need your phone to control volume.
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.
Better design: The overall design, finishing clearly makes it appealing.
2 Reasons To Choose Mi Earphones Basic
Cheaper: Though you have to make some compromise with the bass. You can get almost get the same sound quality by paying around 200 rupees less.
Gold-plated angled jack: Gold-plated jack is always suggested for earphones. Also, it’s rustproof. The angled jack prevents the cable from bending too much.
Both are really good earphones on budget. I agree that Realme Buds 2 is a bit overpriced. But if you are willing to spend more than 500 rupees then I recommend you to go with Realme Buds 2. You won’t be disappointed.
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.