realme Buds Air 5 Review: A Leap in Wireless Audio Technology

10/23/23

realme Buds Air 5 Review

In the ever-evolving world of wireless audio, realme has been a prominent player known for offering affordable yet feature-packed quality products. The realme Buds Air 5, the latest addition to their Buds Air series, continues this trend by promising to deliver an exceptional audio experience while remaining budget-friendly. In this review, I will delve into the design, audio quality, battery life, and other noteworthy  features of the Realme Buds Air 5 to help you determine whether it live up to the hype.

Design and Build Quality

realme has always been on the cutting edge of design, and the Buds Air 5 is no exception. The earbuds feature a sleek, minimalistic design with a glossy finish, giving them a premium look and feel. The case is compact and easy to carry around, making it ideal for on-the-go use. It comes in two colors: Arctic White and Deep Sea Blue.


The earbuds fit snugly in the ears, ensuring comfort during long listening sessions. My ears don't feel tired or achy at all. The IPX4 water resistance adds durability and makes them suitable when I want music while jogging or working out.

Audio Quality

realme has made significant strides in audio quality with the realme Buds Air 5. Equipped with 12.4mm mega titanizing driver, these earbuds produce rich, balanced sound with impressive bass depth. The audio quality is a significant improvement over their predecessors which is 10mm. Whether you're listening to music, watching videos, or taking calls, the sound quality is crystal clear. The earbuds support various audio codecs, including AAC and SBC, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of devices.

realme Buds Air 5 Review

Battery Life

Battery life is a crucial factor in any wireless earbuds and realme Buds Air 5 doesn't disappoint. The earbuds themselves offer up to 7 hours of playback under normal mode on a single charge, and the compact charging case provides a total of 38 hours of battery life. This means you can use them for an extended period without needing to constantly recharge. A 10-minute quick charge provides up to 7 hours of playback, which is incredibly convenient when you're in a hurry.

Smart Adaptive Noise Cancellation 

realme Buds Air 5 comes with a smart adaptive noise cancellation feature that intelligently switch automatically between three levels of noise reduction. It's not as potent as what you might find in premium headphones, but it does a commendable job at making your listening experience more immersive, especially in noisy environments. When using the noise reduction mode, the battery life of the Buds Air 5 is up to 4.5 hours compared to 7 hours under normal mode.


Touch Controls and Connectivity

These earbuds feature intuitive touch controls, allowing you to adjust volume, change tracks, answer calls, and activate voice assistants with a few taps.  Double tap to play/pause, or to answer/decline a call while triple tap will play the next track.  If you wish to switch to noise control mode/transparency mode, all you have to do is press and hold for 2 seconds.

realme Buds Air 5 supports Bluetooth 5.3, ensuring a stable and low-latency connection, which is essential for seamless audio and video synchronization. The realme Link app further enhances the user experience by providing firmware updates and customization options.

Microphone Quality

For those who rely on earbuds for voice calls, the realme Buds Air 5 features a total of 6 microphones with AI environmental noise reduction. The call quality is clear and crisp, even in noisy surroundings, making them a practical choice for work-related or personal calls.

realme Buds Air 5 Review

The realme Buds Air 5 is a strong contender in the budget wireless earbuds segment. With impressive audio quality, comfortable design, reliable battery life, and active noise cancellation, they offer great value for their price of only PhP3,499. 

realme has managed to blend style with substance, making these earbuds an attractive option for individuals seeking an affordable yet feature-rich audio solution. Whether you're a music enthusiast, a frequent traveler, or a remote worker, these earbuds are sure to meet your audio needs. realme has once again raised the bar in the budget audio space, and the realme Buds Air 5 is a testament to their commitment to innovation and user satisfaction.