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Comparing Realme Buds A6 Pro, Oppo Enco Air 3 Pro and OnePlus Buds 3 Under 5000 rupees

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We’re diving into the world of budget truly wireless earbuds with the newly released Realme Buds A6 Pro. The big question: does it sound better than other two?

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Design and Build

  • Realme Buds A6 Pro: The case has the same pill-shaped design I like, but the glossy plastic material used is a fingerprint magnet and very slippery.
  • Oppo Enco Air3 Pro: Also features a pill-shaped design but with matte plastic, making it less premium-looking but more practical—it’s not slippery and doesn’t attract fingerprints.
  • OnePlus Buds 3: Has a jewel case design with matte plastic, which looks very premium. However, the design makes it less practical for quick, one-finger access.

Magnet Strength and Fit

All three earbuds have strong magnets that keep them secure in their cases. Here’s the breakdown of fit:

  • OnePlus Buds 3: Most comfortable for me.
  • Realme Buds A6 Pro: Comfortable but not as much as OnePlus.
  • Oppo Enco Air3 Pro: Least comfortable for me, but fit can vary from person to person.

Connectivity and Controls

All three earbuds support Google’s fast pair:

  • OnePlus and Realme: Both have a dedicated Bluetooth pairing button on the case.
  • Oppo: Lacks a dedicated pairing button.

The touch controls on all three earbuds are largely similar for playing/pausing music and changing tracks. OnePlus stands out by adding slide up and down controls for volume.

App Support

  • OnePlus and Oppo: Connect to the HeyMelody app.
  • Realme: Connects to the Realme Link app.

Both apps offer similar features, including:

  • Visual representation of battery charge.
  • Noise control modes (active noise cancellation and transparency modes).
  • Custom EQ settings (available on Realme and OnePlus, but not Oppo).

Audio Quality

Realme and OnePlus use similar dual-driver setups, while Oppo uses a single dynamic driver. Here’s how they compare:

  • OnePlus Buds 3: Has a bassy, dark, and unclean sound compared to the other two.
  • Realme Buds A6 Pro: Features a U-shaped sound signature with good treble extension, making it less fatiguing but not as natural-sounding.
  • Oppo Enco Air3 Pro: Despite having a single driver, it offers better imaging, sound staging, and instrument separation. It sounds more natural and lifelike, making it the best in sound quality.

Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode

  • OnePlus Buds 3: Best noise cancellation and transparency mode.
  • Realme Buds A6 Pro: Second best.
  • Oppo Enco Air3 Pro: Least effective in these aspects.

Latency and Gaming

  • Oppo Enco Air3 Pro: 47ms latency.
  • Realme Buds A6 Pro: 55ms latency.
  • OnePlus Buds 3: 94ms latency (low latency mode works only with OnePlus phones).

For gaming, Oppo and Realme offer better low latency performance.

Battery Life

Tested with LDAC on and 70% volume:

  • Realme Buds A6 Pro: 6 hours and 22 minutes.
  • OnePlus Buds 3: 6 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Oppo Enco Air3 Pro: 5 hours and 15 minutes.

Conclusion

  • Best Sound Quality: Oppo Enco Air3 Pro.
  • Best Controls and Noise Cancellation: OnePlus Buds 3.
  • Best Middle Ground: Realme Buds A6 Pro.

If sound quality is your top priority, go for the Oppo Enco Air3 Pro. If you want the best controls and noise cancellation, the OnePlus Buds 3 are your best bet. If you want a balance of features and sound, the Realme Buds A6 Pro is a solid choice.

I hope this helps you make a better purchase decision.


I hope this review provides a clear comparison to help you choose the best budget wireless earbuds. Stay tuned for more tech reviews!

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