OnePlus Nord 2 is a brand new addition to OnePlus’ ever-expanding smartphone lineup and to complement it like last year, OnePlus has announced a new pair of TWS this year. It is called OnePlus Buds Pro and for some strange reason still does not get the Indian price but the European price in Europe carries 149 and 9149 in US dollars. A direct Google Translate point, priced at Rs 11,000, puts it even closer to the AirPods section.
Compared to the previous OnePlus Buds TWS model, it is expensive, but OnePlus tries to justify the tag by promising many extras and tag improvements. The design is similar to the AirPods Pro and Oppo Enco X, which recently got a new color look in India. OnePlus is selling Buds Pro in white and black variants and we have to say that the design looks unique compared to other AirPods clones.
OnePlus Buds Pro features
The most unique selling point of the Buds Pro is the adaptive sound cancellation system that relies on three microphones to automatically adapt to the surrounding sound. OnePlus says that each earbud can filter noise levels up to 40 dB based on the surroundings, although it can go below 25 dB if necessary. This is part of the smart mode. You prefer to take manual control but there are unconscious and extreme modes.
The 11mm drivers promise an improved audio experience and support for Dolby Atmos, but the big upgrade comes elsewhere. There’s a new OnePlus Audio ID that tunes your audio preferences to a unique profile based on your needs. It uses Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity and drops the latency ratings to 94mm. There’s also a new Zen Mode Air that plays loosely from a choice of five versions
OnePlus added that the earbuds themselves can last up to 5.5 hours on a single charge and with the case you can expect to go up to 38 hours. The Warp Charge solution via USB-C port lets you get 10 hours of backup in just 10 minutes of charging. As expected, KU-standard also supports wireless charging.
Sadly, Indians have to wait for OnePlus in terms of rupee. Priced internationally, the OnePlus Buds Pro can compete with the Dianadio-tuned Oppo Enco X, which currently sells for Rs 8,990. Does this make you interested in OnePlus Buds Pro? Or, are you stuck with cheap buds and bud jade?