Realme is a brand everywhere in India; with its product range getting wider every day, it recently added a new neckband to its Buds series called the Realme Buds Wireless 2S. This neckband comes with a price tag of Rs. 1,499 but right now is being offered for about Rs. 1,299. It is an entry-level feature-rich neckband with an affordable price tag.
The Realme Buds Wireless 2S seems to be a successor of the Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo and promises a better battery life along with improved connectivity with the latest Bluetooth 5.3 technology. Well, that’s all on the paper; let’s see what we have on the actual grounds with our review of the Realme Buds Wireless 2S.
Realme Buds Wireless 2S Specifications
|Codec||Supports AAC and SBC|
|Battery||Up to 25H (60% volume), Fast Charging|
You will get a user manual in the box that guides you about how everything on the neckband works. Next, you get two different-sized pairs of extra ear tips that you can replace with the medium-sized ear tips that are placed by default. You also get a small USB Type-C charging cable along with the Buds Wireless 2S. I got the Realme colored Yellow & Black variant, but you can also choose to go with the all Blue color variant.
Design & Build Quality
Starting with the design of the neckband, it has a minimal-looking design with no unique elements making it look similar to the other neckbands in this price segment. However, the Yellow colored variant which I got is realme themed, which undoubtedly stands out compared to the other similarly priced neckbands. Realme has done a pretty good job with the build quality, and I felt that the moment I picked the neckband up. It feels pretty well built and solid for its price point, especially the neckband, which is pretty soft and flexible but also feels sturdy in hands.
The neckband is pretty comfortable, and the credit goes to its lightweight build, which makes it weigh around 24 grams. This light body helps in making the neckband feel comfortable when worn for a long time. You get magnetic ear tips that instantly snap as soon as you plug them out of your ears. It comes with IPX4 ratings, which means it can easily withstand dust, sand, and light showers of rain.
You get all the controls on the right side of the neckband, including a play/pause button and volume up and down buttons. The play/pause button can be used to power on/off the neckband and can also be used to access your Google Voice Assistant. This button can also be customized using the Realme Link app.
Next, let’s talk about Realme Buds Wireless 2S’s overall comfort. As mentioned earlier, the neckband is lightweight and comfortable to wear, even for a long time. I wore it for about 4-5 hours during my testing period, and it was pretty comfortable, similar to the previous generations of the Realme neckbands. The ear tips are well designed as they perfectly fit inside the ears and block a decent amount of background noises. These ear tips are plastic built and therefore weigh much less, not making your ear feel uncomfortable.
Features & Connectivity
We all love Realme for its feature-rich products, and they have done a pretty impressive job with the Realme Buds Wireless 2S as well. Firstly, you get the latest Bluetooth 5.3, making it the first neckband in its price range with Bluetooth 5.3.
The next impressive thing would be the magnetic ear tips that instantly get disconnected from your device when both ear tips snap together. The good part is that they get reconnected the moment you take them apart, and it barely takes time to reconnect. This feature is impressive as most of the Bluetooth-powered devices in this price segment often take a long time to reconnect.
The latest Bluetooth 5.3 performs very well and offers low latency along with a strong and stable connection. With the Realme Link app, you get three preset music modes that you can switch according to your mood. You also get a low latency gaming mode which works really well by decreasing latency and is a good feature for those who want to play games with their neckband on. This neckband also comes with Dirac Audio support, which enhances the audio quality and is supported by almost all the latest Realme, Oppo, MI, and OnePlus devices.
The neckband’s microphone also does a pretty impressive job and captures clear audio with very few background noises. Yes, you would get a decent amount of background noises when using it outdoors, but you can still use it for calls and meetings without any issues.
Finally, coming to the most critical part, the audio quality. You get large 11.2 mm drivers, which offer a decent bass-rich audio output. The Buds Wireless 2S comes with SBC and AAC codec support which is expected from a neckband at this price point. You get an overall decent sound output with a decently wide sound stage. The mids and vocals sound very rich; meanwhile, the treble sounds a bit high, sometimes overpowers the vocals. You also get AI ENC noise cancellation, which does a reasonably decent job of canceling background noises.
Overall, the audio quality is pretty decent for its price range. Yes, it would be easily outperformed by some of the other neckbands under the price bracket of Rs. 2,000 but is one of the best under Rs. 1,500.
Now, coming to the battery, Realme promises that the Realme Buds Wireless 2S can offer a battery life of about 24 hours which is an improvement over the last generation Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo, which offered only 17 hours of backup. On the actual grounds, I got a backup of about 20 hours which is pretty decent. Yes, it is not the best in the segment, but it is enough for most users. The good thing is that the neckband comes with Dart charging support which means a quick 20 minutes of charge can offer you a backup of about seven continuous hours.
Realme Buds Wireless 2S Worth Buy?
The Realme Buds Wireless 2S is a feature-rich neckband with a plethora of features on offer. As you might as already read, the Realme Buds Wireless 2S is a pretty good neckband at its price point. The audio quality it offers is fairly decent, and the features it provides are very impressive for its price point. Yes, it is one of the best-sounding neckbands under the budget of Rs. 1,500, and it would indeed be added to Geekman’s list of best neckbands under Rs. 2,000. However, if you can extend your budget to Rs. 2,000, you can get some better options with better audio quality.
Lastly, if you have any suggestions or queries, feel free to drop them down in the comments below, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for reading.