This story was originally published on February 17, 2023, and last updated on February 22, 2023.
When OnePlus introduced its new phone, the company released a pair of earbuds to go with it. The new OnePlus Buds Pro 2 packs some intriguing features for those looking for a premium pair of Android buds.
This is the first pair of earbuds to support Android 13’s official spatial audio feature, which will work for services like Disney+ and YouTube. Spatial audio gives you that immersive listening experience. If you have the new OnePlus 11, the Buds Pro 2 earbuds also support Dolby Atmos with head tracking.
OnePlus takes this experience further with its partnership collaboration with renowned composer Hans Zimmer. He’s known for film scores on blockbusters like Dune, Top Gun: Maverick, and The Dark Knight trilogy, to name a few. He created a new EQ called Soundscape. This customized EQ has fewer low frequencies, brighter tones, and a wider sound field for that full orchestral sound. It would be the perfect EQ to use when you’re watching movies. And it could potentially give your music that cinematic sound, too.
Zimmer also rearranged his “Lost But Won” soundtrack to allow OnePlus Buds Pro 2 users to test out the spatial audio feature and ensure the settings are at the optimal level.
OnePlus co-developed these buds with Dynaudio to achieve that studio-like sound with its dual drivers. These buds get an 11mm woofer and 6mm tweeter. They also support LHDC 4.0 Bluetooth codec, which promises closer to wired fidelity.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 also support features like Google Fast Pair and a 54ms low latency to reduce the lag between the buds and your mobile gadgets.
OnePlus also boasts improved active noise cancelation, particularly for human voices. These earbuds claim a 39-hour runtime with the included case. But if you can only squeeze in a 10-minute charge, OnePlus promises you can get 10 hours of use out of it.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 come in the same Eternal Green and Titan Black color as the new OnePlus 11. It’s available for pre-order now for USD 179.
In the Philippines, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 retails for PHP 9,990. If you get it with the OnePlus 11 during the pre-order period, you can get PHP 2,000 (around USD 35) off from participating OnePlus retail stores. This promo is until March 2. OnePlus also shared installment offers through Home Credit and supported credit cards. If you get it through Lazada, you get PHP 500 (~USD 10) off any bundled OnePus smartphone purchase with free shipping. This promo is until March 5.
UPDATE: 2023/02/22, 10:19 A.M. GMT+8 BY NICOLE BATAC
Added Philippine pricing and pre-order promos
Not quite as flashy as last week’s Cool Tech, but it still packs in some new tech to get us excited over it! Do you know someone who’d love a pair? Send this story to them!
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