OnePlus has just released its second true wireless headset OnePlus Buds Z, priced at $45.99, and it will go on sale on November 2. Thus, this product is priced even more aggressively than the original OnePlus Buds. So more people can afford themselves to buy these earphones. As you guess, these earphones were announced alongside the OnePlus 8T smartphone.
The OnePlus Buds Z has added many new features, including better bass technology and virtual 3D audio. Now, it supports Dolby Atmos. Apart from this, the OnePlus Buds Z comes with a 10mm sound unit and supports Bluetooth 5.0.
The manufacturer said that when fully charged, the OnePlus Buds Z can provide 20 hours of total playback time, of which the headset has a single battery life of 5 hours. Due to the fast charging function, even being charged for 10 minutes, it will be able to provide up to 3 hours of battery life. At this price, you’re not going to get wireless charging.
In addition, this headset also supports the ‘quick switching’ function, which can help you quickly switch between the two newly paired devices. You can just hold down on either earbud for 3s to hop between them.
The OnePlus Buds Z should also face no problems when making voice and video calls. OnePlus said they feature environmental noise reduction to help boost your voice over background noise around you.
However, we should also point out that the OnePlus Buds Z comes with a different design. There is almost nothing common with the previous products. They have silicone ear tips instead of the AirPods-like hard plastic. Moreover, we are dealing with a waterproof headphone that has an IP55 certificate. So you can wear it in more scenes. They’ll be available in white and ‘a special-edition color by Steven Harrington’. Also, it comes with three sizes of silicone tear tips included in the box.
At last, in order to understand what has changed, let’s recall the key features of the previous generation OnePlus Buds. OnePlus’s first TWS headset, OnePlus Buds, was released on July 21. The Chinese version is selling for 499 yuan ($73) and it is available in white, blue, and black. This device comes with a 13.4 mm dynamic drive unit, supports OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 8 series Dolby Atmos, Bluetooth 5.0, and IPX4 dustproof and waterproof ratings. In terms of battery life, a single headset has a 35 mAh battery capacity and a 420 mAh charging box. The headset + charging box can be used for up to 30 hours and supports the Type-C charging interface.