Bass lovers rejoice: Realme buds T300 review and analysis

Balanced performance with impressive battery life

realme buds t300

"The sub-3,000 TWS segment seems to be crowded by the week. We have many options available these days from the likes of OnePlus, Oppo, JBL, and now Realme has launched its Buds T300 TWS at Rs. 2,299. Let’s try to find out if they can stand out with their performance or not.

Design: The buds T300 come in a matte finish plastic case that has the realme branding on the front, USB type C port at the bottom and a small LED between them. The interiors of the case have wooden-like brown colour (same for the realme branding outside) that looks nice. The buds fit in well and I didn’t notice any shifts or movements inside while carrying them around in the case. The charging case may not be the most premium built case but it still feels sturdy enough when closing or opening the lid.

The buds have stem-cell design with rubber eartips and these also come with two extra pairs in the box for different sizes. The case weighs about 41grams and buds weigh 4.1grams each and were found to be quite comfortable to wear for even extended periods. You have small left and right indicators marked on the respective bud, which also carry 4 mics for noise cancellation.

The Buds T300 are IP55 water and dust resistant, so using them in the gym and under light splashes should be okay.

Sound and features: The buds come with Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity and support SBC, AAC codec along with Dolby Atmos (if your phone and source stream support it too). They are powered by 12.4mm drivers that we have seen on previous realme buds, too. There’s 360-degree Spatial Audio audio support, again if your source has it.

In terms of sound quality, the buds are high on the bass, clearly. They are aggressive with the lows and tend to give it more weightage compared to other frequencies. It handles vocals well, but sound is a bit melow for trebles and various instruments when played together and so is the soundstage, but that’s expected for a wireless pair of earbuds at this price point.

Talking about its active noise cancellation, the buds have decent ANC quality for low frequency noises, but the sound quality does tend to suffer a bit with ANC switched on.

There’s transparency mode, too. There’s very little lag in the earbuds for watching videos and even for gaming, it’s not that much with Game mode enabled using the realme Link app.

Each earbud features touch controls for pause or resume playback, ANC on or off, changing track, answering a call and turning on Google Assistant. These do not have Google’s Fast pair connectivity, though I did find them to pair with a smartphone pretty quickly most of the times

Battery life: Each bud has 43mAh battery pack while the case carries 460mAh battery. You can expect 6-7 hours of playback on a single charge (with ANC turned off) and over a day and a half of total playback with the charging case as power backup.

Verdict: In a nutshell, the Buds T300 don’t have the most accomplished sound quality at this price point, but what they do have is a bass-heavy sound output with great battery life. If these two are your priorities for wireless earbuds, then you should consider these Realme earbuds; otherwise, the Redmi Buds 4 Active and Realme’s own Buds Air 3 Neo are still the ones to consider."

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