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Redmi AirDots S vs Realme Buds Q: Which TWS is More Worth Buying?

ByLydia Scott 2020-05-26 2864

On May 25th, Realme not only released the latest Realme Buds Air Neo, but also brought us a lower-priced Realme Buds Q true wireless Bluetooth headset. Realme Buds Q is very similar to Xiaomi's recently released Redmi AirDots S in terms of appearance and functionality. So what are the similarities and differences between Realme Buds Q and Redmi AirDots S, and which one is more worth buying? In this post, we’ll cover all the specifications and functions about Realme Buds Q and Redmi AirDots S TWS, please read on!

Redmi AirDots S vs Realme Buds Q: Specifications

At first, let’s have a quick look at the specs and features about Realme Buds Q and Redmi AirDots S true wireless earphones.

  Redmi AirDots S Realme Buds Q
Specs Colors Black Black/White/Yellow
Weight 4.1g (per earbud) 3.6g (per earbud)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
Battery Capacity 43mAh (per earbud)
300mAh 
(charging case)
410mAh 
(charging case)
Charging Time 2 hours 1 hour
Music Time 4 hours 4.5 hours
Standby Time 12 hours 
(with charging case)
20 hours 
(with charging case)
Driver Unit 7.2mm dynamic 10mm dynamic
Audio Codec DSP/AAC/SBC AAC/SBC
Support Protocol HFP/HSP/A2DP/AVRCP
Waterproof IPX4
Interface Micro-USB Type-C
Features Pop-up Window No Yes(Realme phones)
Music Control Yes
Phone Calls Control Yes
Volume Control No
Voice Assistant Yes
ANC No
Wearing Detection No
Wireless Charging No
Price in India $17.85
About $20


According to the above comparison table, we can find that the functions of Realme Buds Q and Xiaomi Redmi AirDots S are very similar. Next, we will introduce it in detail.

Redmi AirDots S vs Realme Buds Q: Design

In appearance, both Realme Buds Q and Redmi AirDots S adopt an oval design style, which looks like a small pebble. As the French designer José Lévy reveals, this is the inspiration behind these Realme Buds Q designs. There is no straight line between the earplugs and the charging box. They are inspired by soft, round pebbles that fit the curves of the palm and ear canal.

The Realme Buds Q weighs only 3.6g per earplug, while the charging box weighs 35.3g, which means it is small and easy to bag. While the weight of Redmi AirDots S single headset is strictly controlled at 4.1g. Three models of earplugs are prepared to meet your higher requirements for closeness and firmness, and you don't have to worry about falling off even when you're running, boxing, and listening to music on the road.

 

Redmi AirDots S vs Realme Buds Q: Audio Quality

Realme Buds Q has a 10mm bass enhanced driver compared to the 13mm drive on the Realme Buds Air Neo. But, Realme Buds Q also supports ultra-low latency mode (reducing wireless latency to 119ms) and touch controls.

 

On the contrary, the Redmi AirDots S is equipped with a 7.2mm sound unit, which is powerful in low frequency and delicate and soft in medium and high frequency. In the compact design, also equipped with DSP intelligent environment noise reduction technology, do not have to worry about call quality, can remove the ambient noise, the other party can hear your voice clearly.

 

Although the Redmi AirDots S and Realme Buds Q have different sizes of driver units, the actual experience of the two true wireless Bluetooth headsets is not much different. The effect is similar to that of the previous generation of Realme Buds Air TWS.

 

Redmi AirDots S vs Realme Buds Q: Battery Life

Redmi AirDots S is used for about 4 hours at a time, and accumulatively for about 12 hours with the charging box. The storage box is also a Redmi AirDots S charging box, which is a round-the-clock solution for you. It can not only protect and receive the headphones but also charge the headphones twice. But Realme Buds Q can enjoy 4.5 hours of battery life at a time, combined with Realme Buds Q charging box can last 20 hours of use. This is quite good for the price.

 

However, both of the Redmi AirDots S and Realme Buds Q are not supporting wireless charging.

 

But it's worth noting that both Redmi AirDots S and Realme Buds Q support IPX4 waterproofing, which means headphones can easily survive splashes and can be used in the gym every day without worrying about ear damage in case of sweat.

 

The Verdict

According to the above comparison, we can find that Redmi AirDots S and Realme Buds Q are entry-level true wireless Bluetooth headsets, they have a very high performance-to-price ratio. But if you want more color choices and longer battery life, then the Realme Buds Q is worth buying. If this is the first time you have bought a real wireless Bluetooth headset, then the lower price of the Redmi AirDots S may be more worthy of choice. Redmi AirDots S vs Realme Buds Q, how would you choose?

 

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