In addition to the OnePlus 8T, OnePlus announced a new set of genuine wireless earbuds today. OnePlus Buds Z promises deep bass, 20 hours of playing time with the case and fast charging all in one $ 50 package. It̵7;s a lot for not a lot of money.
For $ 50, OnePlus Buds Z wireless earbuds are aggressively priced, especially compared to other items like the $ 150 AirPods. But OnePlus promises that you will still get many features despite the low price tag.
The company threw in 10 mm drivers along with “basic amplification technology for heart-pounding sound”, virtualized 3D sound, Bluetooth 5.0 and IP55 rating for sweat resistance. Despite this IP55 rating, however, the warranty does not cover water damage.
Unlike the original OnePlus Bud’s genuine wireless earbuds, this new set uses standard silicone tips and includes several sizes in the box. Of course, you also get a charging case that should give you about 20 hours of playback time. And OnePlus says you can charge the knobs in just 10 minutes to get 3 hours of audio playback.
In addition to Bluetooth 5.0, you also get Google’s quick pairing system for easy pairing and Google Assistant built into your earbuds. OnePlus also created a “quick switch” system that lets you jump back and forth between the two most recently connected devices. All of this looks good on paper, but we need to go through to really know for sure.
The OnePlus Buds Z earphones come in $ 50 white and a “special edition by Steven Harrington.” OnePlus did not share prices for the special edition yet. You can not buy the earbuds until November 4, but you can register and receive a notification as soon as the company releases them on the OnePlus website.