Along with the announcement of the brand’s first mid-range device, OnePlus has also revealed its first true wireless earbuds called OnePlus Buds. Sadly, it is yet another TWS earbuds that mimics AirPods’ stemmed design.
I am not a fan of earphone with stem, lest it is wired, and I never will. However, if you have no issue with it, then OnePlus Buds could be yet another alternative to the sea of offerings out in the market.
Each earbud is outfitted with a 13.4 mm dynamic driver while Bluetooth 5.0 maintains connection between the earbuds with your Bluetooth-enabled source device.
With OnePlus Buds, it promised environmental noise cancellation, powerful bass boost, low latency mode. It also has Dolby Atmos and support for Dirac Audio Tuner.
In the control aspect, you’d be able to customize the double tap and long press functions, which is kind of cool. However, the fit is not customizable as it follows the footsteps of Apple, opting for a fixed earbud. It does, however, has IPX4 rating and therefore, it is good for active lifestyle use too.
Each earbud is packed with 25 mAh battery good for up to 7 hours of music playback (or 4 hours of calls) and with the 420 mAh from the charging case, it will up to 30 hours of listening time. While it does not have wireless charging, OnePlus’ take on TWS has fast charging which will yield 2 hours of use with 10 minutes charge, or 10 minutes for 10 hours for charging box plus earbuds.