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.
|Feature||Buds Z2 Specifications|
|Audio||11mm moving coil drivers, 94ms latency|
|ANC||40 dB Active Noise Cancellation|
|Battery||40 mAh battery per earbud, 520 mAh battery in the case.|
38-hour battery life with case (without ANC)
|Features||Dolby Atmos, IP55 water and dust resistance, |
Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, Transparency Mode
|Mic||3-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.