Realme Buds Air6 Pro Review: Dynamic Audio Companion For All Your Needs

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Realme has recently introduced the Realme Buds Air6 Pro to its Buds Air 6 lineup in India. Following the launch of the standard Realme Buds Air 6 just a month ago, the Pro version has now been unveiled. The Realme Buds Air 6 Pro boasts a range of features including extended battery life, ANC, Transparency Mode, Fast Charging, Wear detection, and more. With these advanced functionalities, Realme Buds Air 6 Pro is positioned to rival products like Nothing Ear (2), Motorola Buds+ (Review), and others. The question that arises is whether these mid-range TWS Buds will be able to stand out in an already fiercely competitive market segment.

Realme Buds Air6 Pro Review

Smartprix Score 3.9/5

Pros

  • Long battery life
  • IP55 rated
  • Good Sound Quality
  • Seamless connectivity

Cons

  • ANC could have been better
  • The case is a smudge magnet
  • The app needs log in to work

Realme Buds Air6 Pro Price and Availability

Realme Buds Air 6 Pro is priced at Rs. 4999. It comes in Titanium Twilight and Silver Blue colors and will go on sale on 27th June at 12 PM IST. As a part of the launch offers, you will get flat Rs. 800 off on purchase of Buds Air 6 Pro thus making its effective price Rs. 4199.

Realme Buds Air6 Pro Review: Design and Fit

When it comes to experimenting with design, Realme is a brand that always likes to stay ahead. The brand has tried to do something similar with the recently launched Realme Buds Air6 Pro TWS Buds. While most of the Buds in the segment come with a matte finish and colors like blue, green, black, and white, Realme has adopted a totally different look for the Buds Air 6 Pro. It comes in Titanium Twilight and Silver Blue shades, out of which I received the former for review purposes.

One look at the case of the buds and I was attracted to its unique look. It has a titanium metal style design that has a super glossy look and feel. Holding the case in my hand, it felt smooth and slippery, so much so that I feared it would slip out of my grip if not held firmly. The case has a reflective finish so one can use it as a mirror when needed.

It is light as a feather (37.3 grams) and sleek as well which makes slipping it into pockets easy. The case has a bold and unique design that can prove to be a great fashion accessory but it might not be acceptable to those who like modest and minimal design for their TWS cases. Also, the case has a glossy design which might look good but is a magnet for smudges and fingerprints. All you have to do is hold it in your fist and you will see loads of smudges on it.

case with visible smudges

The case has Realme branding at the top and an LED indicator at the front. On the right side is a single button for pairing and reset while the bottom side features a USB-C port for charging.

Talking about buds, their color is the combination of shades visible on the inside and outside of the case. They have an ergonomic, lightweight (4.7 grams), and slim design making them fit different ear shapes conveniently. The buds fit into my ears perfectly and even after wearing them for hours, my ears didn’t feel stressed or irritable.

This time Realme Buds Air 6 Pro comes with an IP55 rating for being waterproof which means using the buds while jogging, or exercising is totally protected. They are safe against sweat as well as light splashes.

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Realme Buds Air6 Pro Review: Connectivity, Control & Features

Realme Buds Air 6 Pro comes with support for Realme Link Application that can be downloaded for free via Play Store or Apple Store. The app allows you to access all the capabilities of Buds Air 6 Pro in full glory. It can be used to switch between Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode depending on needs.

Also, there are four EQ Modes- Serenade, Original, Pure Bass, and Deep Bass available. 360-degree spatial audio, High-definition sound, and dynamic bass can also be enabled using the app. There is a volume enhancer as well to further increase the volume of your audio device.

Smart features include low latency game mode, dual-device connection, mindflow mode (selection of downloadable sounds that can help concentrate, meditate, or sleep better), in-ear detection, and various gestures as well. By default, you can double-tap on the bud to play/pause a track, triple-tap for the next track, and touch and hold to switch noise control modes. However, you can customize these gestures the way you want. The app also shows battery levels for both buds as well as the case.

One standout feature is the Golden Sound Test, which is a personalized tuning feature. Testing it ensured that the sound got brighter and more suitable for my needs.

Pairing the buds with smartphones is super easy. All I had to do was enable the Bluetooth on my device and open the case with buds inside. As soon as I opened the case, the LED turned green and I got a prompt asking me if I wanted to connect Realme Buds Air 6 Pro to the smartphone, tapping on ‘Connect’ paired the TWS with the device within seconds. After this, every time I opened the case buds connected to my device automatically whenever the Bluetooth was turned on.

Realme Buds Air 6 Pro supports Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, Voice assistant support, and voice calling as well.

The only problem with the app is it needs you to log in first. The app doesn’t allow you to access any features until you log in to it. Most of the TWS apps allow a handful of features to be accessed without any logging in, so this was a bit annoying.

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Realme Buds Air6 Pro Review: Sound & ANC

The most important aspect of an audio device is its’ sound and audio performance. In terms of specs, the buds are equipped with dual 11mm+6mm real boost Dual Drivers. They have Hi-Res audio certification, personalized audio effects, and 360-degree spatial audio effects.

In order to evaluate this in a practical setting, I decided to utilize my carefully curated playlist that serves as a benchmark for testing the audio devices I come across. As a devoted enthusiast of Hindi music, this playlist encompasses songs from a wide range of genres and moods. Notably, the drumbeats and chorus in tracks such as “Taal se Taal Mila” and “Main Albeli” were distinctly discernible and left a significant impact. Additionally, songs like the title track of “Ishq Vishq,” “Laal Peeli Akhiyan,” “Akhiyan Gulaab,” and more were rich in bass and beats, and the earbuds did not disappoint as each beat resonated powerfully and with utmost clarity. One particular aspect that I pay close attention to when testing my TWS Buds is how effectively they reproduce the artist’s voice, with depth and precision. To assess this, I listened to tracks like the title track of “Mere Humsafar,” “Who Humsafar Tha,” “Ishq” from the album “Lost & Found,” and “Yeh Ishq Na Ho,” and all of them ensured that the artist’s voice stood out prominently, even during parts without accompanying music.

The loudness levels are satisfactory. I found that listening to music at approximately 60% volume was sufficient. However, when I increased the volume to 100%, it became excessively loud and my ears couldn’t tolerate it for more than a minute. The earbuds enhance the audio experience by supporting codecs such as AAC, SBC, and LDAC. As for call quality, it is acceptable.

Let’s talk about an equally important aspect of Active Noise Cancellation aka ANC now. Realme Buds Air 6 Pro supports up to 50dB of ANC which seems like the best ANC level in the segment, but how effective it is became clear when the buds were used. The ANC of Realme Buds Air 6 Pro is a mixed bag. I turned it on while working in a noisy room and the background noises were still very much audible. Although the hum of AC and Fan wasn’t audible even the noise of my own keystrokes could be heard clearly. Turning the ANC on to listen to music in outdoor traffic proved to be even less effective as the cacophonous sounds of engines, horns, and much more kept disturbing my listening session. Although the intensity of the sounds was obviously less, still they were seeping through the ANC mode.

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Realme Buds Air6 Pro Review: Battery Life & Charging

In today’s fast-moving world, we are always on the lookout for a device that doesn’t need to be charged frequently, and Buds Air 6 Pro fits into the category perfectly. The case packs a 520mAh battery while each bud packs a 60mAh battery.

With the case being 100% charged, you get around 38-40 hours of playback time. I didn’t need to charge the case for almost a week with 5-6 hours of usage every day. This was in normal mode without ANC being off most of the time. Talking about buds, one complete charge offered around 10 hours of playback time at once, which was super impressive.

Fast charging is also available. Charging the case for merely 10 minutes offered a playback time of around 7-8 hours.

Review Verdict: Should you buy Realme Buds Air6 Pro?

The Realme Buds Air 6 Pro proves to be a commendable upgrade from the Realme Buds Air 5 Pro. With an improved IP55 rating, enhanced sound quality, and extended battery life, these earbuds offer a great value proposition. Additionally, features such as wear detection, dual-device pairing, Transparency mode, and more are included at a price point below 5000. Despite the slightly underwhelming ANC and the case’s susceptibility to smudges, the earbuds seamlessly connect with various devices and appeal to those who appreciate a bold, stylish design. The support for the Realme Link app and fast charging further add to the appeal of these TWS earbuds. Overall, priced at Rs. 4199, the Realme Buds Air 6 Pro presents a compelling option.

Realme Buds Air 6 Pro Review Rating: 3.9/5

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Reasons To Buy

  • Long battery life
  • IP55 rated
  • Good Sound Quality
  • Seamless connectivity

Reasons Not To Buy

  • ANC could have been better
  • The case is a smudge magnet
  • The app needs log in to work
Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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