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OnePlus Buds Z

OnePlus Buds Z
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OnePlus Buds Z review: specs and price

OnePlus Buds Z

Why is OnePlus Buds Z better than the average?

  • Driver unit size
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    10mmvs9.19mm
  • Charge time
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    0.65hvs1.66h
  • Weight
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    8.7gvs15.92g

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User reviews

Overall Rating

OnePlus Buds Z
8.7
3 User reviews
OnePlus Buds Z
8.7/10
3 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.7/10
3 votes

Sound quality

9.3/10
3 votes

Design

9.3/10
3 votes

Comfort

9.0/10
3 votes

Battery life

7.7/10
3 votes

Comments

Jad

Jad

1 year ago

9 / 10

good earbuds but no anc

Jad

Jad

1 year ago

9 / 10

Pros

  • amazing sound quality for the price
  • ip55 water resistant
  • good call quality
  • Fast Charging
  • heavy bass
  • decent battery life
  • Comfortable to wear

Cons

  • no wireless charging
  • no anc
  • no aptX
  • sensitive pause issue
  • no waterproof
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Trump

Trump

11 months ago

9 / 10

For only 60 bucks! 👌👍

Trump

Trump

11 months ago

9 / 10

Amazing quality, lasting quality, one of the best earbuds you can buy, for only $60?! They even have better bass than my HyperX Cloud 2 headphones. But I am hoping to get enough money soon to buy and try the OnePlus Buds Z2. I can't wait!

Pros

  • Battery life of case is awesome
  • Battery life of buds is (almost) awesome
  • Very comfortable
  • Tap controls
  • Loud sound
  • Clear audio
  • Huge bass
  • Handy design and sturdy design
  • Works well on calls
  • Well worth the price

Cons

  • Battery life could be a bit better
  • Sometimes starts hurting my ears (but only after wearing them for HOURS on end)
  • Tap controls are only on head and not stick
  • Tap controls don't have adjust volume control
  • Tap controls only have double tap option and not single or triple tap options
  • Amazing audio, but hard to find where to adjust and just hard to adjust all the sound leaves to make it sound better
  • LITTLE bit too much lag from phone to buds
  • Sometimes (rarely though) fall out too easily
  • In-ear detection sometimes annoying or doesn't work, and doesn't have option to turn off in-ear detection
  • Gets dusty and attracts ear-wax too easily
0 users found this helpful
Ritvik

Ritvik

7 months ago

8 / 10

Steven Harrington Edition-worth it or not?

Ritvik

Ritvik

7 months ago

8 / 10

i have been using the Steven Harrington Edition of these earbuds for over a year now and i have things to say.. I really do love the illustrations and doodles on the case and on the buds. both of them having a different color also makes it easier to determine which bud is for which ear. although i do have complaints regarding the battery life. a 100% charge on the buds (not case) would last you a couple of hours only.. for long duration-ed meetings, i had to keep the buds in its case for about 10 minutes for it to get its juice back. the battery of the case on the other hand might last you 2 days on light usage and 1/1.5 days on heavy usage.

Pros

  • good sound quality
  • unique design and stands out in crowd
  • very comfortable to wear. doesnt fall of while running of gymming.

Cons

  • mediocre battery life
  • not worth paying 1000 bucks extra just for the design
  • no support of fast charging
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Design

Fit

In-ear

The fit of the earbuds.
The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
weight

8.7g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
has no wires or cables
OnePlus Buds Z
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
wingtips included
OnePlus Buds Z
These earbuds come with wingtips that can be attached for a more secure fit. Wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When used correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
sweat resistance
OnePlus Buds Z
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
has stereo speakers
OnePlus Buds Z
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
waterproof depth rating

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The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Sound quality

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
impedance

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Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
has a neodymium magnet
OnePlus Buds Z
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
has wireless charging
OnePlus Buds Z
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

Has USB Type-C
OnePlus Buds Z
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
has LDAC
OnePlus Buds Z
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX Adaptive
OnePlus Buds Z
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
has aptX Low Latency
OnePlus Buds Z
aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
has aptX HD
OnePlus Buds Z
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
has aptX
OnePlus Buds Z
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
audio latency

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Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your headphones/earbuds. Lower latency reduces audio lag, and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Features

The device can control your smartphone’s camera remotely (without installing third-party apps), allowing you to take shots even if your phone isn't near you.
has ambient sound mode
OnePlus Buds Z
Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
has in/on-ear detection
OnePlus Buds Z
Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
has find earbuds feature
OnePlus Buds Z
You can use the app to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Supports fast charging
OnePlus Buds Z
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
multipoint count

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Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
has a mute function
OnePlus Buds Z
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
can be used as a headset
OnePlus Buds Z
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

Microphone

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
mic sensitivity

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It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
highest mic frequency

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The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
lowest mic frequency

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The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.

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