Realme Buds Q vs Redmi Earbuds S: Best TWS EarBuds Under 2000?

Best budget TWS EarBuds? Redmi Earbuds S or Realme Buds Q, which to choose? Realme Buds Q launched in India at Rs 1,999 and it directly goes against the Redmi EarBuds S at Rs 1,799. So, which pair of budget truly wireless earbuds should you pick?

Realme Buds Q vs Redmi Earbuds S: Best TWS EarBuds Under 2000? 

The Redmi Earbuds S is Redmi’s first audio product to be launched in India.

Both the budget truly wireless earbuds from Redmi and Realme are available at under 2,000 rupees in the country.

The truly wireless earbuds market is growing rapidly in India and recently Realme became the second largest seller with its Buds Air earbuds after selling over a million pairs. Redmi Earbuds S stands as a perfect competition at a more affordable pricing point.


Redmi Earbuds S vs Realme Buds Q: The Budget TWS Comparison

Redmi’s first ever audio product in India seems like a perfect hit in the game. Xiaomi sold 1,00,000 Redmi Earbuds S units in just seven days. The new competitor in the game, the Realme Buds Q is available at under Rs 2,000 with similar features.

Both the Realme Buds Q and Redmi EarBuds S are solid contenders in the budget TWS category.

Starting with the price to performance ratio, both Realme Buds Q and Redmi Earbuds S do a really good job for the price point. The sound output is on point, and there’s optimum amount of bass. Here’s an in-depth comparison.

Design, Build: Who’s Got The Edge?

Starting with the main factor, form and design. Both Realme Buds Q Nd Redmi EarBuds S offer a similar stem-less design compared to other budget truly wireless earbuds. They feature a sporty design. Realme Buds Q has been designed by with French designer Jose Levy.

Both Realme Buds Q Nd Redmi EarBuds S features a pebble-like design without any stem.

So, if you are looking for a pair which would stick into your ears and can be there even if you are working out or involved in some activity, both the Redmi EarBuds S and Buds Q by Realme are a good choice to go with. They fit perfect and are great for day to day use.

Gestures, Buttons: Touch Over Buttons?

Redmi Earbuds S offers connectivity with buttons on top for control. Redmi Earbuds S come with clickable buttons which have multiple functions which can be used to control music playback, fire up voice assistant, accept / reject calls and more.

In comparison, Realme Buds Air Neo doesn’t have any clickable buttons. It’s touch-enabled. You get to use gestures on Realme Buds Air Neo. 

The gestures give Realme Buds Air Neo an edge here adding some premiumness to it while the clickable buttons could be an issue for some.

Waterproofing, IPX Rating: A Tie?

Both Redmi EarBuds S and Realme Buds Q are IPX4 rated, which means both can survive mere splashes and are sweat proof. Both the budget TWS EarBuds from Realme and Redmi offer some sort of waterproofing, but they can’t be used in the shower or rain.

Activity enthusiasts, you get a green signal here. 

Realme Buds Q are 10mm drivers with a lightweight design. Redmi Buds are 7.2mm drivers. Each Realme earbud weighs just 3.6 grams and with the case Buds Q weigh 35.3 grams.

Connectivity, Noise Cancellation: The Game-Changer!

The new earbuds by Redmi and Realme both use the latest Bluetooth v5.0 for connectivity. Redmi Earbuds S also comes with DSP noise cancellation with a low latency mode for gaming which can be activated by three presses.

Gaming mode on Buds A is powered by R1Q chip which also includes Super Low Latency Mode. 

As for the gestures on the Realme Buds Q, you can use press and hold, double tap, triple tap finger gestures to answer a call, control music playback, skip a song, end call, activate voice assistant and activate / deactivate the super low latency mode.

Calling, Hands-Free Operations: Great For The Price?

Calls are okay on both the Redmi EarBuds S and Realme Buds Q, and there won’t be any difficulty on both the budget earbuds to talk for hours. Redmi Earbuds S supports fast pairing but with Mi and Redmi smartphones. Realme Buds Q supports Google Fast Pair. 

Redmi Earbuds S on Gaming Mode can go till 122ms and has a wireless range of 10 meters. Wireless range on Buds Air Q can also work upto 10 meters.

Battery, Case: Oozing For The Best

Finally coming to battery life, Redmi Earbuds S comes will offer up to 11 to 12 hours of battery with the case. Without the case, the Redmi Earbuds can run for upto 4 hours. Redmi Earbuds S packs in 43mAh battery in each of the earpieces. The charging case has a 300mAh battery. 

Realme Buds Q house in a 40mAh battery on both the buds with the charging case offering a battery capacity of 400mAh.

The company claims at a single charge can provide up to 4.5 hours of continuous playback. Realme Buds Q charging case supports 30W Fast Charging via micro-USB port.

VERDICT: Redmi Earbuds S vs Realme Buds Q – Which One To Choose?

Redmi Earbuds S directly goes up against the Realme Buds Q, and are only Rs 200 apart. Realme Buds Q have some edge with the touch controls making it a little more premium. Apart from gesture control, Buds Q have a larger battery and fast charging support for case.

Both Realme Buds Q Redmi EarBuds S are pocket-friendly with everything you would want on a budget pair of truly wireless earbuds. 

The completely wireless earbuds by Redmi will be available for Rs 1,799 in a single black colour variant.

Redmi Earbuds S is available via and Amazon India. Redmi Earbuds S offline availability has been confirmed as well. Redmi EarBuds S will be available via offline stores very soon. Realme Buds Air Q is available via and Flipkart.

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