OnePlus has announced the Buds Z2 wireless earbuds. The headphones cost €99, feature active noise cancellation, 11mm drivers and up to seven hours of battery life per ear. Buds Z2 have 94ms latency and Dolby Atmos, but only with compatible OnePlus phones.
According to OnePlus, active noise cancellation can produce a maximum of 40 dB of counter frequencies provided three built-in microphones are used for each earbud. Noise reduction has two modes: soft and extreme. The Buds Z2 has Bluetooth 5.2 and 11mm drivers that are also used in OnePlus Buds Pro headphones and supports SBC and AAC encoding. Dolby Atmos is also supported but only on OnePlus 7, 7T, 7T Pro, 8, 8 Pro, 8T, 9, 9 Pro, 9R, and 9RT devices. The earbuds can handle a 94ms latency, but again they are only integrated with the aforementioned OnePlus phones and when Game Mode is activated on those devices.
Both Buds Z2 earbuds received a 40mAh battery, which, according to the manufacturer, makes them last seven hours on a charge with active noise cancellation turned off. When activated, the earbuds last for five hours on a single charge. After ten minutes of fast charging in the case, the headphones last for two hours again. The included charging case houses a 520mAh battery. Combined with the case, the earbuds will last for a total of 38 hours if active noise cancellation is inactive, 27 hours if active. Users can make 3.5 hours of phone calls using the earphones.
The earbuds have an IP55 rating. This makes it resistant to dust and water splashes. The case has an IPX4 rating and is therefore splash-proof only. The Buds Z2 should cost €99, which puts the price between the Buds Z, which costs €59, and the Buds Pro, which costs €149. Both Buds Z2 versions are available Via the OnePlus website. The white version will be available from the end of December, and the black version will be delivered at a date to be announced.
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