The Cloud 11 event that is set to happen on February 7, 2023, in India will see both the launch of the OnePlus 11 and the OnePlus Buds 2 Pro. This event will commence the global launch of both of these products, but before that, they will already be available in China as of January 4, 2023. Now, OnePlus launched its Buds Pro in July 2021, and this was their first TWS on the market. Though OnePlus entered the earbuds market a bit later than its competitors, Buds Pro came with some premium features and boasted decent sound quality. Now the question is will Buds 2 Pro be able to topple the performance of Buds Pro and qualify as a worthy successor? Check out the leaked specifications to get an idea of what the OnePlus Buds 2 Pro is bringing with it.
Box Contents: Before jumping into the specifications, let us first see the contents of the box that the OnePlus Buds 2 Pro comes in. The premium-looking box has the red and white color module with the earbuds, a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable, two extra silicone ear tips (small and large), and documentation.
Design: The OnePlus Buds 2 Pro has not gone through a huge design transformation and looks quite similar to the OnePlus Buds Pro. The earbuds come with an in-ear fit and have a closed back with an elongated stem-like design similar to the Apple AirPods Pro. The only major difference from the Buds Pro is the large microphone cutout on the stem of the earbuds, which seems twice the size of the cutout present in its predecessor. The dual-tone finish on the earbuds looks absolutely stunning, with a glossy finish on the lower side and a matte finish on the top. The Buds Pro was available in Radiant Silver, White, and Obsidian Black and came in a rectangular box. From the leaked images, it can be confirmed that OnePlus has kept the box shape similar but replaced the Radiant Silver color with a new Arbor Green one. The name Dynaudio, with whom they have tuned the earbuds, is also engraved on the OnePlus Buds 2 Pro case, which was absent on the Buds Pro case.
Audio: The OnePlus Buds 2 Pro have an ergonomic design, so they are expected to fit comfortably in the ear. The earbuds come with a 6mm planar diaphragm and an 11mm dynamic driver. This dual setup will help the earbuds provide a perfect mixture of bass and treble, which is of prime importance. The earbuds have 102 dB (+/-) 3 dB @ 1 kHz sensitivity, which is decent and similar to the Buds Pro model. The OnePlus Buds 2 Pro has a frequency response range between 10 Hz (minimum) and 40 kHz (maximum) and supports audio codecs like AAC and SBC. Reports suggest that each earbud is equipped with three microphones and has an adaptive ANC of up to 45 dB. The presence of adaptive ANC is extremely useful, as it automatically adjusts to the environment, the amount of leakage, and the tightness of the fit in the ears and helps users seamlessly switch between calls and music. The OnePlus Buds 2 Pro will be able to eliminate 99.6% of noise effectively, and along with that, will offer 4000 Hz ultra-wideband noise reduction. The spatial audio support of the LHDC 4.0 audio codec will help the earbuds provide a theater-like sound, too.
Battery: According to reports, the OnePlus Buds 2 Pro will have decent battery life. If you leave the ANC turned on, you will have 22 hours of power, and if you turn it off, you will have up to 38 hours of power. While the earbuds with ANC can last up to 6 hours, and without it can last up to 9 hours. Warp charge is available for the OnePlus Buds 2 Pro, with which a 10-minute charge can provide you with 10 hours of backup (charging case and earbuds). In general, it takes 1.5 hours to get the device fully charged, and it also supports wireless charging.
Connectivity And Controls: The OnePlus Buds 2 Pro will come with Bluetooth 5.2 and will have a range of 10 meters. Along with effective pressure-sensitive controls, the earbuds will also have features like a voice assistant and monaural support. HeyMelody, which is also used by OPPO for its headsets, will be the companion app for these OnePlus earbuds. The earbuds support Transparency Mode and have 94 ms Ultra Low Latency with IP55 protection.
When you carefully examine all the specifications, you will notice that OnePlus has refined the previous model with various minor upgrades and put them on the OnePlus Buds 2 Pro. On paper, it is deemed to provide better performance than the OnePlus Buds Pro, but we can only confirm that after its release and use. Though OnePlus has not revealed the price of the earbuds, it is expected to be around $150, which is quite competitive in the recent market.