Realme Buds Air 6 and Air 6 Pro arrive with 50dB ANC, LDAC support, and 40 hours of playback

By Sanjeev 4 Min Read

Realme today silently launched its latest truly wireless earbuds (TWS), the Buds Air 6 and Buds Air 6 Pro, in China. Both models boast features increasingly common in the mid-range market, but the company hasn’t revealed their pricing just yet. 

Looking at the base model, the Buds Air 6 packs a 12.4mm titanium-plated driver and a “bionic back cavity design” for improved mid and low-frequency response. 

The Pro variant steps things up with a dual-driver setup, featuring an 11mm woofer paired with a 6mm micro-planar tweeter. Both models tout Hi-Res certification, and while the Buds Air 6 has LHDC 5.0 audio codec support, the Air 6 Pro gets LDAC high-definition streaming for supposedly high-fidelity audio.

The marquee feature for both earbuds is active noise cancellation (ANC). Realme claims its noise-cancelling system can drown out up to 50dB of noise around you. 

Realme Buds 6 Audio Codec Support
Realme Buds Air 6 and Air 6 Pro support Hi-Res Audio. Image: Realme

The ANC is complemented by 4000Hz ultra-wideband noise reduction that filters out a wider range of noise frequencies. Realme also throws in “adaptive scene-based noise reduction” technology that automatically adjusts ANC based on your environment.

Call quality shouldn’t be an issue either, with both models sporting six microphones and AI noise reduction for clear voice transmission. 

Battery life is rated at up to 40 hours with the charging case, and the earbuds themselves can last for 6.5 hours (Buds 6) or 7.5 hours (Buds 6 Pro) on a single charge with ANC on. The case supports fast charging, so you can get 7 hours of playback time with a 10-minute charge, as per Realme. 

The Buds Air 6 and Air 6 Pro also bring 55ms low-latency support and are IP55-rated for protection against dust and water splashes. 

Moreover, the Realme Buds Air 6 Pro has a feature called “3D spatial sound effects” exclusive to it. It leverages spatial audio algorithms to create a more immersive listening experience, simulating a surround sound field for movies, music, and games.

Realme Buds Air 6 vs Air 6 Pro Specs

FeatureRealme Buds Air 6Realme Buds Air 6 Pro
Drivers12.4mm dynamic driver with titanium-plated composite diaphragm– 11mm woofer
– 6mm micro-planar tweeter
Hi-Res CertificationYes
Audio CodecLHDC, AAC, SBC
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)Up to 50dB
Noise Reduction Features– 4000Hz ultra-wideband noise reduction
– Adaptive scene-based noise reduction
Microphones6 with AI noise reduction
Battery Life (earbuds only)– Up to 6 hours (ANC on)
– Up to 10 hours (ANC off)
– Up to 7.5 hours (ANC on)
– Up to 10 hours (ANC off)
Battery Life (with charging case)– Up to 26 hours (ANC on)
– Up to 40 hours (ANC off)
– Up to 28 hours (ANC on)
– Up to 40 hours (ANC off)
Fast Charging10 minutes for 7 hours of playback
Ingress ProtectionIP55 dust and splash resistance
Colors– Serenity Green
– Titanium Sky Orange
– Fantasy Purple
– Galaxy Titanium Shadow
– Glacier Silver
Additional Features3D spatial sound effects
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