As promised, OnePlus has launched a new pair of wireless earbuds alongside the
Nord 2 smartphone. Here’s what you need to know about OnePlus Buds Pro.
These headphones follow the
OnePlus Buds and
Buds Z and aim to offer ‘pro’ level performance and features at a lower price to the likes of
Bose QC Earbuds and others.
OnePlus says that “The new premium true wireless earbuds feature an industry-leading smart noise reduction system, superior call quality, extended battery performance, and a more personalized sound to create a truly immersive and premium audio experience.”
What is the OnePlus Buds Pro release date?
The Buds Pro will launch on 25 August.
How much are the OnePlus Buds Pro?
The Buds Pro cost £139 and you can
pre-order them from the official store starting 18 August at 12pm BST until 24 August.
However, customers can get €10 off (we assume also £10) via the firm’s ‘Scavenger Hunt’ on the
official Instagram account,
OnePlus website and
“All users who find the hidden code parts from these three platforms and successfully merge them can use the code to get a discount of €10 during the first three hours of presale.”
After this, they will be available to anyone on the official store and
What are the OnePlus Buds Pro specs?
The headline feature here, of course, is ANC although the first letter stands for ‘adaptive’ rather than the usual ‘active’.
OnePlus says the adaptive noise cancelling system “intelligently drowns out unwanted sound frequencies in real time, such as environmental noise or chatter, adjusting the level of noise cancellation accordingly,”
Using a triple mic setup on each earbud, the Buds Pro can reduce noise by up to 40dB with three modes – Faint, Smart and Extreme – and there’s also mechanical design to reduce wind noise and noise reduction for phone calls.
The OnePlus Buds Pro feature large 11mm dynamic drivers with Dolby Atmos support for virtual surround sound. There’s also something called OnePlus Audio ID which the firm says is a “carefully calibrated sound profile that caters to user-specific sound sensitivities.”
This appears to work in a similar way to
NuraLoop by playing tones to map your personal hearing. ZenMode Air offers five different types of white noise for times when you need to focus, relax or maybe even sleep.
Despite the affordable price, the Buds Pro offer long battery life and can last up to 38 hours when combined with the charging case. The firm says a 10-minute charge will give you 10 hours of usage thanks to Warp Charge tech and the case has Qi-certified wireless charging, too.
Other specs include Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and a Pro Gaming mode offering latency as low as 94ms (when connected to OnePlus phones). They are available in Matte Black or Glossy White and have customisable touch controls along with an IP55 waterproof rating.
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