Now that everyone has been forced to adapt to a digital lifestyle, it seems that we’ve all been stuck in online noise almost 24/7. Work doesn’t have boundaries anymore and schoolwork has been fused with usual rest hours at home. These scenarios make me want to turn off the noise and just turn up the volume of the songs that help me relax.
We can’t ditch responsibilities, though, so it’s good to use devices that can quickly adapt to our multitasking needs – from attending classes or doing work to watching our favorite shows or listening to our playlist. If you can relate to such scenes, then the realme Buds Air 2 Neo is for you. This TWS is one of realme’s newest active noise-cancelling earbuds with flagship-like features and an affordable price tag.
Its small earbuds are equipped with 10mm Bass Boost+ bass enhancement solution – a feature created through the brand’s collaboration with American electronic music duo The Chainsmokers. It also has a Transparency Mode, which enables users to listen to ambient sound with just a tap – very useful when you want to listen to conversations around you while also playing something in the background, but you can also easily switch back to Active Noise Cancellation of up to 25dB anytime. These earbuds can also make any music seem livelier with its Lively Sound Effects function, too! These features are very useful both for work and play, and it can keep up with our low latency needs as well. Turning on Game Mode can enable its Super Low Latency at 88ms. Plus, it comes with AAC high-quality audio technology, an encoding algorithm with high compression rate provided by Dolby Laboratories for higher fidelity.
The realme Buds Air 2 Neo won’t easily budge even when you’re tuning in to multiple things. It can keep up with anyone’s lifestyle for 28 hours without noise cancellation, and up to 20 hours with noise cancellation. In case the battery drains out, no need to fret because the Buds Air 2 Neo is also capable of fast charging. 10 minutes of charging time is already good enough for around 120 minutes of playback, while 2 hours of charging can put the battery back up at 100%.
My favorites, however, would still be its design and Dual Mic Noise Cancellation feature. Similar to the realme Buds Q, the realme Buds Air 2 Neo also has a cobblestone design which is very compact, smooth, and easy to carry around. Since the earbuds do not have a stem, it’s also very convenient to use while binge-watching my favorite shows while in bed as it doesn’t hurt my ears even if I lie down on one side. It can also adapt to whatever mobile or laptop brand you’re using, but of course, it’s still best to use it with a device that has a realme Link app.
I can now take calls and attend online meetings even while seated next to an electric fan. No whirring can be heard on the other line and my audio remains clear according to the people I’ve talked to in the past few days.
More details about the Buds Air 2 Neo can be found here:
|Weight per earbud||4.5g|
|Interface of Charging Box||Type-C|
|Charging time||2 hours|
|Bluetooth version||Bluetooth 5.2|
|Noise Cancellation||25db noise reduction|
|Audio Codecs||AAC, SBC|
|Communication distance||More or less 10m|
|Sound driver size||10mm|
|Water Resistance||IPX5 (earbuds only)|
|Features||Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, Bass Boos Driver, Dynamic and Lively Sound Effects, Dual Mic Noise Cancellation, Fast Charge, Touch Control|
|Colors||Active Black, Calm Grey|
|Inside the box||Earbuds (left and right), Charging Case, Type-C Cable, Earbud Tips (small, medium, large sizes), Getting Started Guide, Warranty Card, Info Card|
PRICE AND WHERE TO BUY
The realme Buds Air 2 Neo is now available in-store and online via Shopee for only Php 2,490 – that’s Php 1,500 cheaper than the realme Buds Air 2 which is already in stores as well.
Overall, I would recommend the realme Buds Air 2 Neo to digital natives under a budget. Its Intelligent Touch Controls are easy to use, it looks good with any #OOTD, and the noise cancellation features are superb. Good enough for both work and play!