OnePlus Buds Pro vs. AirPods Pro: Head-to-head Specs Comparison

OnePlus is going up against Apple in the premium TWS category.


During the OnePlus Nord 2 5G launch event, OnePlus finally announced its debut into the premium TWS (True Wireless Stereo) category with the brand new OnePlus Buds Pro. Coming with features such as Adaptive Noise Cancellation and impressively long battery life, OnePlus Buds Pro will try to give Apple‘s Airpods Pro — the gold standard for TWS — a run for its money.

Keeping in mind that the Chinese firm’s TWS comes packed with attractive specs at a way lower price, it might actually be giving a tough competition to the Airpods Pro.

Let’s take a look at how OnePlus Buds Pro features stack up against Airpods Pro features:

OnePlus Buds Pro vs. AirPods Pro Comparison

SpecificationOnePlus Buds ProApple’s Airpods Pro
Price$150 (Approx 11,000 INR)$249 (Approx 19,000 INR)
Noise Cancellation TypeAdaptive Noise CancellationActive Noise Cancellation
Transparency ModeYesYes
Number Of Microphones34
Battery Life (ANC On/ANC Off)Up To 5 Hrs/Up To 7 HrsUp To 4.5 Hrs/Up To 5 Hrs
Battery Life (With Charging Case)38 Hrs24+ Hrs
Charging Speed10 Hrs Playback In 10 Mins*1 Hr Playback In 5 Mins*
Bluetooth Version5.25.0
Sweat ResistanceIP55, IPX4IPX4
Colour VariantsBlack, WhiteWhite
Weight56.35 g56.4 g
AvailabilityAug 25 (Europe), Sep 1 (US & Canada)Available
Comparison Table

As is clear from the comparison table, while AirPods Pro has one extra microphone, OnePlus Buds Pro obliterates it in almost every other department. One more thing that Apple’s TWS offers, while OnePlus’s doesn’t, is Adaptive EQ (adaptive equalizer).

A look at the two color options available for the OnePlus Buds Pro.

However, considering the huge difference in price point and other crucial factors such as battery backup, this shouldn’t drastically tilt the balance away from the OnePlus Buds Pro.

OnePlus Buds Pro vs Airpods Pro: Preview

Overall, OnePlus’s newest venture in the TWS sector looks like a wake-up call for Apple, which has been very patient in releasing a revamped version (rumored for 2022) of the original Airpods Pro (released in 2019). It will be interesting to see how OnePlus Buds Pro fares against its Apple counterpart when the former releases later this year.

*As specified on the product pages of OnePlus Buds Pro and Airpods Pro.

Priye Rai

Priye Rai

Priye is a tech writer who writes about anything remotely related to tech, including gaming, smartphones, social media, etc. He prefers to be called a "video game journalist" and grimaces when he doesn't get to be "Player 1." If you want to share feedback or talk about games, reach out to @priyeakapj on Twitter.
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