Better sound and battery but at quite a high price.
As we all know OnePlus is best known for its smartphones, but it has also marked it’s territory in the segment of bluetooth earphones.
China-based smartphone giant OnePlus announced OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 at the launch, its second-generation Bluetooth wireless earphones. Lets’s if it can live upto the hype.
During the launch event for the OnePlus 7 series, the company gave some hints and details about it’s Bullets Wireless 2 earphones, stating that there were some changes made in the second generation wireless audio product.
Talking about the changes, first in terms of price, OnePlus has increased the price of the second generation earphones, “bluetooth wireless 2” by nearly $30 (Rs. 2000) and it now costs Rs. 5990.
Second is slight tweaks to the design along with improvements in the hardware of the wireless earphones.
DESIGN AND CONNECTIVITY
Bullets Wireless 2 which comes with in-ear style earbuds have a matte rubber finish on the band and a glossy metallic sheen on the earpieces, available in black colour with red highlights.
It comes with a stainless steel design instead of aluminum in the first generation. The earpieces power downs automatically when snapped together and gets powered up and automatically re-pair with your bluetooth device when snapped apart.
The neckband and controls on the OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 remain the same as on the original Bullets Wireless. The sales package contains a total of three pairs of silicone ear tips, a rubber carrying case, and a short USB Type-C to USB-A cable.
There has been quite a big change in its specifications list. These earphones feature Bluetooth 5 for connectivity, with support for the aptX and aptX HD Bluetooth codecs. They have a frequency response range of 20-20,000Hz.
The Bullets Wireless 2 is a hybrid triple-driver headset; each earpiece consists of two balanced armature drivers to handle mids and highs, and one dynamic driver to tackle the low-end, this is the most noted change in this specification sheet. Therefore, all of this makes these earphones very well specified for the price.
The OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 supports the company’s Warp Charge standard. The overall battery life has been upgraded in this second generation earphones. The earphones will be fully charged in 20 minutes by a standard charger, with 10 mins of charging providing 10hrs usage and a full charge can last up to whooping 14 hours, which is amazing for a pair of wireless earphones.
We used the OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 paired with a OnePlus 6T for most of our review by playing the music through spotify as well as other high resolution audio files.
As stated above there are three drivers in each ear internally, each earpiece has two Knowles balanced armature drivers and a single 10mm dynamic driver. On tracks like Lone Wolf by Zomboy, a bass-heavy dubstep track, Bullets Wireless 2 deliver solid bass depth, and at top, unwise listening levels, there’s no distortion. While at the low-end the bass is still powerful and sounded as we’d expect from a decent pair of budget wireless earphones. The three drivers give the earphones a detailed sonic signature, with a wide soundstage that sounded clean and sharp.
OnePlus has hit another home run with the Bullets Wireless 2 earphones. Not only do they look pretty good, but they’re also comfortable and sound amazing good too. It is worth investing in if you are ready to spend Rs.6,000 from your pocket for wireless earphones. OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 deliver a bass-forward listening experience and provides some solid high frequency too.
I would give it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 considering all its aspects, Design/comfort, audio quality, battery life and value for money.