February 19, 2021
Realme is drumming up a lot of buzz for the February 24 launch of its Buds Air 2 TWS headset. They will be tuned by electronic DJs The Chainsmokers and promise the best in class active noise cancellation (ANC). Here’s an overview of the headset from the event page.
The ANC is rated at 25 dB, compared to 35 dB for the Realme Buds Air Pro. Of course, the Pro are priced INR 5,000/€90 and the Air 2 will be more affordable (the actual price will be announced at the event). The original Air headset was about half that (€50).
These will have a gaming mode that promises to drop latency down to 88 ms. That is actually slightly better than the Pro model, which advertises 94 ms.
Battery life is also slightly better, the Realme Buds Air 2 should last 22.5 hours with ANC enabled (compared to 20 hours for the Pro). With cancellation disabled, you’re looking at around 25 hours of playback. A full charge will require 2 hours, but a quick 10 minute top up is good enough for 2 hours of play time.