Dual drivers, Bluetooth LE Audio compatibility, spatial audio, wireless charging, noise reduction… the new OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have many advantages. They will be released globally on February 7th.
January 23 update: OnePlus has finally confirmed the arrival in France of its new high-end headphones. The headphones will be launched on February 7 during the OnePlus Cloud 11 event. It is also on this occasion that the announcement of the global launch of the OnePlus 11 is expected, one month after its launch in China. For now, however, we don’t know at what price the headphones will be offered.
Article from January 4: It’s not just CES in Las Vegas that takes place in early January. In China, the manufacturer OnePlus took advantage of the start of the year to officially present its new high-end smartphone, the OnePlus 11. It was accompanied, as expected, by a new pair of wireless headphones, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2.
It must be said that the presentation of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 is not a real surprise since the Chinese manufacturer had already slipped some information about them and that they had been the subject of several leaks in recent weeks. The earbuds, however, largely take up the design of the earlier rod-format OnePlus Buds Pro with shiny tips and a matte plastic top. The headphones are also in an in-ear format with tips that slide into the ear canal to provide passive isolation. The manufacturer also provides three pairs of tips in the box for its headphones. Finally, note that the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 casing is similar to the previous version with a square and flat format whose lid opens upwards.
Spatial audio with head tracking
For the audio part of its headphones, OnePlus turned to Dynaudio, which is already a partner with its sister brand Oppo in wireless headphones. The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 also feature a dual driver system with a 11mm diameter dynamic driver for bass and a 6mm diameter driver for treble. A system that is reminiscent of Samsung’s approach with its Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, Huawei with its FreeBuds Pro 2 or Honor with its Earbuds 3 Pro.
The headphones are also advertised as capable of broadcasting frequencies from 10 to 40,000 Hz thanks to Hi-Res Audio Wireless certification and LHDC 5.0 Bluetooth audio codec. OnePlus also promises support for the new LC3 audio codec and thus for Bluetooth LE Audio. The headphones also benefit from a Dolby Atrmos-compatible head-tracking 3D audio feature.
Noise reduction to filter out voices
Of course, active noise reduction is also present with an announced reduction of up to 48 dB and an effective range of 4000 Hz to reduce noise from human voices in particular thanks to the integration of three microphones. We can also highlight a promised Bluetooth latency of 54 ms thanks to Bluetooth LE Audio, an IP55 certification for splash resistance, a weight of 4.9 grams and a case that is compatible with wireless charging.
Regarding autonomy, OnePlus announces up to six hours of use with noise reduction and nine hours in classic mode. With the case, this autonomy can reach up to 39 hours.
For now, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have only been announced in China, where they will be available in green or black at a price of 899 yuan, or 123 euros without tax. However, OnePlus France specifies that the announcement of its marketing in Europe could take place from February 7, on the occasion of the launch of OnePlus 11 in France.
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