Both Realme Buds 2 and Realme Buds Wireless have the same goal. To provide you with a great music experience. But one is wired and another is wireless/Bluetooth.
Wired and Bluetooth earphones go their own pros and cons. Both are decent earphones but there’s a gap between usability and price.
This Realme Buds 2 vs Realme Buds Wireless 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
Realme Buds Wireless
Design & Build Quality
Looking at Realme Buds Wireless you can actually tell that it’s really the Bluetooth version of Realme Buds 2. Just with a neckband and ear wings. Both are available in the same 4 colours as well.
The earbuds have the same glossy and some matte touch with the solid ‘R’ on the sides. The neckband of Buds Wireless is made of flexible silicone rubber with a metallic control panel.
Those earbuds of Buds Wireless with ear wings will be very useful during running and exercise for a better fit along with the benefit of no wires.
Overall due to angled earbuds and minimal design, both are very comfortable to use. The ear wings can be discomforting after an hour or so.
Bass & Sound Quality
Most of the things about both earphones are the same. The same 20-20kHz frequency range and those great 11.2mm bass drivers.
Realme Buds 2 has 16 ohms impedance and 106dB SPL (Sound Pressure Level). While Realme Buds Wireless has 22 ohms impedance and 98dB SPL.
Impedance isn’t that important here. What’s more important is the SPL. As Realme Buds 2 has higher SPL, naturally it sounds louder.
But that doesn’t mean 98dB SPL is bad. It’s the minimum SPL every earphone should have. Anything below that should be avoided.
Now despite having almost the features and similar bass drivers, Realme Buds 2 sounds much better. The sound is louder and crispier. The bass is even deeper.
I guess you can guess why is that. Yeah, I think we both guessed the same. It’s because Realme Buds 2 is a wired earphone.
Based on my experience so far I have realized that wired earphones still sound better than the majority of Bluetooth neckband earphones.
To conclude, Realme Buds Wireless is a nice go-to Bluetooth earphone for workout sessions, listening to podcasts, and watching videos/web series.
But if you actually want to enjoy and music and want to experience all the instruments properly then I guess Realme Buds 2 can fulfill that need.
Battery Life & Charging Time
Realme buds take around 1.5 hours to fully charge can last up to 12 hours. With the help of the fast charging feature, you can get 10 hours of playback time in just 10 minutes.
Realme Buds 2 on the other side is a wired earphone. So as long as the plug is connected with the device you can just keep going on without caring about the things above.
Remote & Functions
Realme Buds 2 has an in-line remote and Realme Buds Wireless has a magnetic control board. Both have a microphone.
There are 3 buttons on both remotes. The functions are pretty much the same. The universal button is for power on/off (only for Buds Wireless), play/pause, take/end calls, and activating voice assistant.
The two buttons are for volume control.
Connectivity: Realme Buds Wireless has Bluetooth 5.0 with a 10m range and Buds 2 has a 3.5mm silver-plated male jack.
Water-Resistance: Realme Buds Wireless is IPX4. Which can resist normal water splashes. No official mention for Realme Buds 2.
Call/Mic Quality: The mic quality of both is very identical. I’m really satisfied with the mic quality. Decent for calling purposes.
Noise Cancellation: As neither of them has Active noise cancellation (ANC), just make sure to use the ideal ear caps for proper passive noise cancellation.
Accessories: 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
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.
Realme Buds Wireless
The majority of the customers are happy with the quality and features they got. Everything from sound, bass, water-resistance, mic quality, comfort is good.
A very few have complained that the calls are getting discounting and some humming noise in the background but that’s very rare.
Overall there’s no major issue to avoiding this product.
3 Reasons To Choose Realme Buds 2
Better sound & bass: In most cases, it is very common for a wired earphone to have better sound quality with almost the same specs unless a Bluetooth earphone with a high-quality chipset with better codec support.
Affordable: If you don’t have too much money to spend then wired earphones like Realme Buds 2 are some great alternatives.
No battery: A wired earphone can keep going as long as it’s connected to the 3.5mm jack. No headache of battery percentage or charging.
3 Reasons To Choose Realme Buds Wireless
Portability: Because there’s no wire/cable, you can move freely in the 10m range without having to carry your phone or the device. Also ideal during exercise or running.
Water-resistance: Everyone loves IP-rated earphones these days as they want to enjoy music while exercising and Realme Buds Wireless is IPX4 rated.
Long battery life: Yes you need to charge wireless devices but because of 12 hours of battery backup, it will last days. The fast charging can give you 10 hours of playback time in just 10 minutes.
At the end of the day, it depends on your need and budget. If you are okay with wires and want affordable earphones with nice sound quality then Realme Buds 2 it is.
But if you value portability, want to get rid of wires, and have money to spend then you can go with Realme Buds Wireless.
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.