New Competition for The AirPods Pro

New Competition for The AirPods Pro

By julianapardogonzalez

 Competition has arrived for the AirPods Pro, and it is from none other than OnePlus. And who is OnePlus? 

It is a smartphone manufacturing company, founded by Pete Lau and Carl Pei in China in 2013 (can you believe it? It is only 10 years old). Since the successful launch of its first smartphone, the company has grown exponentially in more than 34 countries in Asia and Europe, as well as the United States.  

OnePlus has a simple but ambitious vision: to share the best technology with the rest of the world. In a brief time, they have innovated in the smartphone industry and constantly strive to stay one step ahead of their competitors. In fact, the brand’s latest product, OnePlus 6, has earned the title of Phone of the Year. 

Although OnePlus is well known for its smartphones, the company also offers accessories such as headphones, keyboards, cables of varied sizes and smartwatches. These headphones are here, and they aim to compete with the best wireless headphones. 

OnePlus Buds Pro 2 is now official 

The Chinese company, now owned by OPPO, has unveiled the OnePlus Buds 2 Pro, OnePlus’ most ambitious headset to date, to kick off the year with a bang. 

The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are the OnePlus audio alternative to compete with the best on the market for under 200 euros. These wireless in-ear headphones, feature an 11 mm dynamic driver, and noise cancellation (ANC) up to 48 dB. They have a transparency mode for when you need to hear your surroundings, and OnePlus has included IP55 water and dust resistance on the headphones. 

Dynaudio sound and low latency 

But to be honest, the focus of these headphones is on audio quality. As they feature high fidelity sound in collaboration with Dynaudio and HiRes sound, with the promise of delivering studio quality. They are also compatible with Dolby Atmos, being able to work in 3D to deliver spatial sound.  

The frequency range goes from 10 to 40 KHz, and they are compatible with the LHDC 5.0 codec (of course, provided that the phone is also compatible with that codec), to offer a transmission rate of up to 1 Mbps. 

The company says it has worked together with the Danish sound company to improve the setup. So, there are three equalizer options to choose from in the app, there is also a spatial audio feature, but it only works when paired with a OnePlus 11 and only with specific apps, so it will not be a relevant feature for most people. 

As for the battery 

OnePlus claims it lasts nine hours with ANC off, or six hours with ANC on, which is like most premium wireless headphones.  

On the other hand, the charging case has a lower IPX4 rating, but can be powered via USB Type-C port or Qi wireless charging. And the case extends the battery life to 39 hours with ANC off and 25 hours with ANC on, before having to plug them in or place them on a wireless charging dock. 

You can buy the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 for $179 or €179 from the company’s online store. And there are two colors available: “Eternal Green” and “Titan Black”. 

As a curious fact 

These headphones promise to take care of the cervical posture of our body. For they can analyze our posture to analyze the cervical load, and thus give us data on the overload of the same. They also have integrated several types of white noise, to help us to a greater immersion along with noise cancellation. 

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