OnePlus is reportedly developing its own AirPods and Galaxy Buds rivals

OnePlus is reportedly developing its own AirPods and Galaxy Buds rivals
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The wireless earphones market is growing rapidly and virtually every brand is keen to cash in. New products releases are becoming more frequent as a result but, pretty soon, the competition will become even more intense.

Tipster Max J. is best known for his reliable Samsung leaks but has lately built up a solid track record with OnePlus products. His latest tweet teases the brand’s first pair of truly wireless earbuds which will reportedly allow you to “listen without the cords in your way” during workouts, calls, and other uses cases.

Because no further information was provided, it’s unconfirmed at this stage what sort of design OnePlus is aiming for. However, the brand’s short history in the wireless earphones segment would suggest an AirPods-inspired design is unlikely. Instead, the upcoming product will probably resemble a cordless version of the Bullets Wireless lineup. 

These, like many other earbuds, use adjustable silicon tips which often provide a better fit and help improve noise isolation. The design also benefits active noise cancelation when present, although whether OnePlus has plans to incorporate the feature remains a mystery.

Regardless, OnePlus is expected to undercut its mainstream rivals significantly. This means that, without active noise cancelation, the earbuds could be priced at $99 and acts as a replacement for the existing Bullets Wireless 2. If the feature is on board, on the other hand, a price tag between $150 and $200 could be on the cards.

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7 Comments

1. CEDEOTB

Posts: 477; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

They should work on improving their camera quality

2. Alcyone

Posts: 608; Member since: May 10, 2018

My left galaxy bud just crapped out on me. It was bound to happen. 9 months old, and usually used 6+ hrs a day 5 days a week since then. Getting a new pair sent, the customer service helped quite a bit to make return easy. One+ hopefully will be know the same type of service.

3. Alcyone

Posts: 608; Member since: May 10, 2018

Update: I don't know what I did, other than wipe down the buds with alcohol wipes, the left works now. I'm inclined to say the sensor was just really gunked up. Happy it works.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5806; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Good, the AirPods and Sony's are very overpriced

7. michaelny2001

Posts: 355; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

yes they are but also good quality sound. i have the OP7PRO bu ti don't know if i would buy these. i am currently waiting for Bose 700 buds with ANC. it will be the end of all others.

8. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 745; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Both may be overpriced. But they both offer good ANC wireless earbuds.

5. Poptart2828

Posts: 498; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

There is a plethora of true wireless in ear buds out there that offer more for your money than the same old names mentioned here.

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