OnePlus Buds Z announced: lower price, welcome changes, and one big compromise1
Each bud features a 10mm dynamic driver, which will help them deliver deep bass definition. The drivers will work with Dolby Atmos' dynamic 3D stereo to enhance audio experiences.
The new earphones offer a total of 20 hours of playback time and 5 hours of continuous listening on a single charge. This is actually a step back when compared to the OnePlus Buds, which offered 30 hours of total playback time and 7 hours of continuous listening. Putting the new buds in the charging case for just 10 minutes should be enough for 3 hours of playback.
With an IP55 rating, the new buds get better water resistance than the older model, but this doesn't make them waterproof.
The Quick Switch feature will let you connect to two different devices and switch between them effortlessly with a double tap. They also support Quick Pair, which means your smartphone will ask you to connect as soon as the case opens. The hearables intelligently pause audio when you take them off.
OnePlus Buds Z Price And Availability
A Steven Harrington special edition of the Buds Z will be sold exclusively through OnePlus.com and it will set you back $60.