Although the OnePlus 8 is fresh and exciting in the minds of fans of the company, another product from its audio division has been generating its own buzz of late. The third pair of wireless earphones from OnePlus, the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z was launched in May 2020. Interestingly, like the heavily rumored low-cost OnePlus Z, these new earphones are the most affordable yet from OnePlus. Amazon Prime Sale starts on 06-August-2020, so grab it.
Amazon Prime Sale: Price
Rs. 1,999, the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z should have wide appeal, promising quality at a reasonable price. Affordable is always a good thing, but how has OnePlus managed to reduce the price of the Bullets Wireless Z to a third of what 2019’s OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 originally sold for? What can users expect from this affordable approach to audio, and what sacrifices come with a much lower price? We’ve tried to answer these questions and more in our review of the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z.
Design And Features : Amazon Prime Sale
There’s no radically different design on the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z; the headset looks the same as the OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 which launched in 2019. The earphones and neckband look the same with the same buttons as well, but small changes in the color of the accents, as well as the new OnePlus logo on the neckband, signify that this is indeed the newer ‘Z’ headset. Amazon Prime Sale- made this cheap.
A contentious feature on the earphones makes a comeback – the magnetic power switch. The earphones power on and off depending on whether the two earbuds magnetically attached to each other. This is something we trouble with on earlier Bullets Wireless models, since the earbuds often separated when in storage. This made the device turn on and connect to a paired smartphone, overriding the phone’s earpiece and mic, and draining its own battery. OnePlus hasn’t done much to improve this, and the magnetic switch is still quite accident-prone.
features that have been retained are the USB Type-C port for charging, superior battery life, and fast charging, which are all impressive for an Rs. 1,999 wireless headset. We were able to fully charge the earphones in just over 20 minutes, and got almost 20 hours of mixed-use per charge during our review period. There are some other useful features including dust and water resistance with an IP55 rating, and a low-latency mode for gaming (which only works on OnePlus smartphones with Fnatic Mode active).
Pros And Cons
- Looks good
- USB Type-C, fast charging, excellent battery life
- Useful Quick Switch feature
- Decent sound for the price
- No aptX support
- Sound isn’t very detailed
Ratings (out of 5)
- Design/ comfort: 4
- Audio quality: 3.5
- Battery life: 5
- Value for money: 4
- Overall: 4