OnePlus has just presented its future wireless headphones, the OnePlus Buds Pro. Active noise reduction, increased autonomy… They have interesting characteristics that we will detail in this special report.
This year, the Shenzhen firm unveiled its OnePlus Watch and its Oneplus 9 range of smartphones. Thursday, July 22, it held a press conference to reveal the contours of its new flagship, the OnePlus Nord 2, a 5G model. equipped with a large photo module. On this occasion, the firm also took the time to announce the arrival of these new True Wireless headphones, the OnePlus Buds Pro. And you will see, the successors of the OnePlus Buds and OnePlus Buds Z have very good arguments to make.
Launch date, battery life, technical characteristics, price… Here is everything you need to know about the new wireless headphones from OnePlus.
OnePlus Buds Pro: release date and price
The OnePlus will be released in a little over a month, namely on August 25th. As for pre-orders, they will start on August 18. Two different versions will go on sale: glossy white and matte black. To acquire it, it will be necessary to invest no less than 149 euros. For comparison, Apple’s AirPods Pro cost a whopping $ 279.
OnePlus Buds Pro: technical sheet
Active noise reduction
Premium headphones oblige, OnePlus obviously did not ignore active noise reduction. As a reminder, this technology makes it possible to attenuate surrounding sounds. Enough to fully enjoy what you are listening to without being disturbed. The Buds Pro thus work with adaptive and intelligent noise cancellation, to use the term used by the manufacturer. And for good reason, the ANC can be modulated instantly depending on the sound context. A feature that can be found in the competition.
Concretely, ambient sounds are reduced by up to 40 decibels when you are on the phone or listening to your playlist. To achieve this result, each earpiece is equipped with three microphones. Note that Buds Pro also benefit from wind reduction. What to prevent the air to invite itself in the headphones. A very good point, the wind can often affect the user experience.
A qualitative and personalized sound
It is possible to choose a listening profile according to your preferences. Indeed, the headphones benefit from the OnePlus Audio ID functionality. Which one offers “10 meticulously crafted acoustic signatures, adjusted by an audio personalization test”, specifies the manufacturer. What’s more, the Buds Pro are equipped with 11mm drivers calibrated to offer a highly qualitative sound reproduction, both treble and bass reproduction. The richness of the bass does indeed promise to be increased with this model.
Its headphones support Dolby Atmos if you have a OnePlus smartphone. “The advanced low latency LHDC ™ audio codec provides high definition audio streaming for expressive sound that sparkles”, promises the brand. However, we will have to wait for the first tests to be sure. Moreover, let us point out the presence of a mode dedicated to the players which makes it possible to drastically lower the Bluetooth latency to 94 ms. By the way, the Buds Pro work with Bluetooth 5.2.
A lot of autonomy
The headphones are on duty for a period of 7 hours. With the charging case, they can reach 38 hours of autonomy, attests OnePlus. Obviously, headphones use more power when active noise canceling is on. Count up to 28 hours of battery life with the ANC and the charging case.
Even more impressively, OnePlus says its wireless headphones work with fast charging. And to promise that 10 minutes of charge will allow your OnePlus Buds Pro to run rampant for ten hours. To do this, he associates the headphones with their charging case, “the headphones require a charging time of 2 hours in the case”, details the brand on the product presentation sheet. The case can also regain energy without going through a wire, Qi charging is compatible.
Resistance and comfort of use
The FreeBuds are able to withstand dust and splash thanks to its IP55 certification. You will not have to fear any splashes of liquid or excessive sweating. However, this certification has its limits: you should not have fun immersing your headphones in water.
Moreover, the ease of use should be there thanks to its curved silhouette and its ergonomic seal. This model is also supplied with three different silicone tips to adapt to different ear morphologies.