The latest premium OnePlus earbuds, the Buds Pro 2, were released last week in India. These commitment worked on 48db ANC, have 11mm + 6mm MelodyBoost Double Drivers Co-made with Dynaudio, and are the organization’s first headphones to help spatial sound as a team with Google. Consequently, are these the best true wireless earbuds well worth the Rs? 11,999? Let’s get started on the review to find out.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a shortsighted and tasteful plan. With a few subtle adjustments, the case is very similar to the previous generation. It is a sleek case with a matte finish that fits easily into purses and pockets. The top houses a basic OnePlus logo and Dynaudio marking too to feature the coordinated effort.
Obsidian Black and Arbor Green are the two color options for the OnePlus Buds Pro 2. For review, we received the first variant; however, the Green variant also looks fantastic and matches the OnePlus 11’s Eternal Green color variant. However, it is difficult to open the case with one hand, which is somewhat disappointing. In addition, the matte surface has a tendency to become easily scratched and scuffed over time, so we advise using caution when storing the case.
The charging case includes a Drove battery marker on the front and a USB Type-C charging port at the back. After opening the case, you will likewise see “Co-Made With Dynaudio” within the top. The magnets that hold the buds are strong enough to keep them in place inside the case. There is also a button for pairing here. The general form feels pretty hearty yet the case’s top is somewhat feeble since it isn’t gotten by metal.
Similar to the original OnePlus Buds Pro, the buds look half glossy and half matte. On the stems, you get pressure-touchy controls, which brought about the ideal result. We’ve generally favored pressure-delicate powers over conventional touch controls since they aren’t as inclined to unintentional contacts.
Concerning solace, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 fit pleasantly in the ear. Despite the fact that we were unable to accomplish as secure of a fit similarly as with the OPPO Enco X2, the buds wait during light activities and running. Additionally, they are quite light, making them suitable for prolonged wear. OnePlus has likewise added IP55 residue and water protection from the buds. As a little something extra, you can get an IPX4 water safe charging case!
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 backings Bluetooth 5.3 with LHDC 4.0 Howdy Res sound codec for HD sound quality on upheld gadgets, it likewise upholds AAC codec that works in telephones that have it. According to the company, the LHDC 5.0 will be added via OTA update with a transmission rate of up to 1 Mbps and four times better detail. There is likewise LE Sound help which is coming not long from now by means of OTA update.
The matching system is exceptionally simple for OnePlus gadgets. Simply empower Bluetooth on the OnePlus telephone, open the charging instance of the buds, place the charging case near the telephone, and follow the prompts. To interface with a non-OnePlus telephone or other Bluetooth gadget, place the Buds Star into the accusing instance of the cover opened. Press and hold the arrangement button for the situation for 2 seconds to enter Bluetooth settings. After that, pick OnePlus Buds Pro 2.
There is a quick pair choice which works in most recent Android telephones. We tried it out on the Pixel 7, Galaxy S23, and OnePlus 11, and there were never any issues with pairing or disconnecting. Since the telephone matches with the case and not the headset, you will require the case assuming you need to reconnect it or even turn on the headset on the off chance that it’s separated from the telephone.
You can redo the controls from the settings assuming that you have an OnePlus telephone, or even from OPPO telephones. Other utilize the Hello Song application on Android and iOS.
You can’t alter single press for play/delay and twofold crush for next track. Yet, you can alter triple-press and change it from past track to send off voice associate for one or the other left or right or both the headphones. It actually doesn’t have volume control.
You can likewise pick no less than two from Commotion crossing out, Straightforwardness, Clamor scratch off, when you contact Crush and hold either tiny headphone. You additionally can’t change long touch and hold, which is set to send off Harmony Mode Air as a matter of course.
The Harmony Mode Air which was first presented with the Buds Pro plays background noise. There are five options for white noise: Iceland, Warm sunrise, Mediation, Summer seashore, and Nighttime camping. When you download every one of the sounds, you can save one background noise the mini headphones and enter the Harmony Mode Air by pressing the buds for 3 seconds, despite the fact that in the event that the buds are not associated with the telephone.
The Headphones fit test choice plays music to guarantee that your ear tips make a decent seal with your ear channel for better commotion dropping.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 has MelodyBoost Double Driver that incorporates a 11mm unique driver covering 10Hz – 8kHz and a 6mm planar stomach tweeter covering 8kHz to 40kHz. The organization says that it has been co-made with Dynaudio to deal with high and low frequencies.
LHDC worked with OnePlus 11, however not with different gadgets, including the lead World S23, which just showed AAC. According to, OnePlus devices such as the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 10R, OnePlus 10T, OnePlus 11, Nord 2 and Nord 2T will also receive LHDC 5.0 via OTA update later this year.
The sound quality is fresh with clear vocals and great measure of bass that is punchy, same as the ancestor. The mid-range is average, while the highs are excellent.
With OnePlus Audio ID 2.0, you can customize your audio experience. It plays various arrangements of sound which you really want to tune in. In light of this, it concocts a consultation upgrade arrangement in view of your hearing qualities. Subsequent to setting this up, I feel a slight improvement in the sound quality, however this could fluctuate relying upon the client.
Interestingly, OnePlus has empowered Spatial Sound in
the headphones coordinated effort with Google for gadget running Android 13, it works with multi-channel sound configurations on YouTube, Google television or basic
double channel sound.
For an immersive head tracking experience, this also makes use of the six-axis IMU and a self-developed spatial rendering algorithm. The spatial sound as of now works just with OnePlus 11, and will be empowered for different gadgets soon, as per the organization.
The tiny headphones likewise support movement level and stance updates produced by the implicit IMU sensors, yet the elements will be empowered in an update not long from now, said the organization.
According to OnePlus, the well-known composer Hans Zimmer collaborated with them to create a one-of-a-kind musical composition intended for use with the company’s Spatial Audio feature.
It highlights four adjusters created with Dynaudio – Blanced (default), Striking, Melody and Bass – so every tune can be heard the way in which it ought to. The update also enabled a brand-new Hans Zimmer Soundscape Tuning. You can likewise make custom EQ.
On the off chance that you feel the bass isn’t sufficient, there is BassWave highlight that supports bass significantly more, and you can choose the strength. Golden Sound lets you adjust the sound to fit your ear canal and how you hear.
In terms of noise cancellation, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) blocks the background sound, which is helpful most of the time. When you listen outside, the difference is obvious. At the cost, it works effectively. Contrasted with 40db ANC in Buds Genius, this offers 48dB ANC and customized ANC that examines the ear channel and offers a reasonable sound. Modes include Smart, Max, Moderate, and Mild.
The Brilliant commotion undoing choice functions admirably in obstructing the clamor from 25db to 48db relying upon the commotion outside. The quality is great, however I actually feel that the Samsung Buds Master at a more exorbitant cost offers better clamor crossing out.
This additionally has Straightforwardness mode that permits you to pay attention to encompassing sound so you can perceive what is happening and any possible dangers. It can turn on the straightforwardness mode consequently when you eliminate a solitary headphone. When compared to the predecessor, the low-latency is now as low as 54 milliseconds. This is useful for gaming, but only works on OnePlus phones with the game mode turned on.
Coming to the call clamor dropping, it utilizes computer based intelligence fueled sound decrease calculation and three ENC receivers to cut outer commotion. This works well to reduce wind and traffic noise. The receiver completely blocked out all wind noise when I used it outside, but traffic noise was barely audible.
While the battery duration of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 is noteworthy, it hasn’t worked on much from its ancestor. You get 39 hours of complete battery reinforcement (tiny headphones + case) with ANC switched off and 25 hours with ANC turned on (headphones + case). The AAC codec was used to achieve these numbers, which OnePlus has provided.
We tested the earbuds with AAC on and ANC on, and we got 5.5 hours out of them and 22 hours out of the charging case all together. Assuming that you switch off ANC, the headphones will last you significantly longer. However, the decrease in battery life compared to the previous generation is negligible, which is disappointing. Especially considering that numerous audio manufacturers significantly extend the battery life between generations, sometimes even doubling it.
The headphones additionally come outfitted with Qi remote charging support, so you can just put the case on any Qi charger and energize the gadget. There’s likewise quick charging support where a brief charge will get you 10 hours of listening time, which is sweet.
By and large, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 offers great sound quality, yet could view as the bass erring on the more grounded side. The commotion undoing is really great at the cost, yet there is contest from Samsung and Apple in the event that you want better ANC and can spend more. It has improved standalone battery life while maintaining its slim design and matte case. Wish the organization had added volume control.
Valued at Rs. 11,999 , which is Rs. It costs 2000 more than the previous model and can be purchased at Amazon.in, Flipkart, Myntra.in, the OnePlus online store, and offline OnePlus Experience stores.
In the event that you needn’t bother with Head following component and the remote charging case, the organization will sell the OnePluds Buds Pro 2R model in Spring for Rs. 9999, which ought to be a more ideal arrangement since you don’t lose a lot.