OnePlus Launches Buds Z2 With Active Noise Cancellation

The successor to the OnePlus Buds Z arrives.


OnePlus unveiled the Buds Z2 at its launch event on Wednesday. The new earphones are a successor to the previous OnePlus Buds Z, the company’s budget Truly Wireless Stereo earbuds. Along with the Buds Z2, OnePlus announced the only “T” version of its OnePlus 9 smartphone lineup, the OnePlus 9RT.

The primary feature of the newly launched Buds Z2 is its noise cancellation. The earphones can reduce noise up to 40 dB. With TWS earbuds going mainstream, noise cancellation features are arriving at budget earbuds as well.

OnePlus Buds Z2 Specifications

The Buds Z2 have some advantages over the previous Buds Z. Compared to the earlier 103ms latency, the Buds Z2 have 94ms audio latency. Lower latency means lesser delay while watching media or gaming. Moreover, the upgrade is mostly about noise cancellation features.

FeatureBuds Z2 Specifications
Audio11mm moving coil drivers, 94ms latency
ANC40 dB Active Noise Cancellation
Battery40 mAh battery per earbud, 520 mAh battery in the case.
38-hour battery life with case (without ANC)
FeaturesDolby Atmos, IP55 water and dust resistance,
Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, Transparency Mode
Mic3-mic array with AI Noise Reduction

The earphone pair comes in 2 color variants – Black and White.

Pricing and availability

The Buds Z2 starts at CNY 499 (~ $80) and will be available starting October 19 in the Chinese market. The OnePlus 9RT and the Buds Z2 are expected to arrive in other markets later this month.

Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth Dudeja

An engineering student with a keen interest in most aspects of technology. Likes to write about Microsoft, Apple, Laptops, Gaming, etc.
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