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OnePlus Buds

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of OnePlus Buds. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the durability and usability are generally positive. The reliability and sound also get good feedback. The portability and bass quality get negative reviews, and views are divided on the noise isolation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the OnePlus Buds is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

OnePlus Buds Review


Affordable ; Good sound quality ; Long battery life

Limited on-device controls ; No EQ

The simple, stylish OnePlus Buds earphones offer very good wire-free sound quality for significantly less money than Apple's AirPods.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

OnePlus Buds review: cheap AirPods for OnePlus phones


There are no ear tips, so a lot depends on how well they'll fit you.

Appealing $79 price ; Very good battery life ; IPX4 water and sweat resistance

Rigid design won’t work for all ears ; Like AirPods, you’ll deal with a lot of outside noise ; Requires a OnePlus phone to customize controls

I think future OnePlus true wireless earbuds will put a bigger emphasis on sound and have a design more in line with the company’s Bullets series. But with the OnePlus Buds, the focus was clearly trying to come up with a cheaper version of AirPods for...

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Alex Bracetti (

OnePlus Buds review


The OnePlus Buds are promising wireless earbuds held back by exclusivities.

Strong wireless performance ; Audio better than expected ; Great charging case ; Gaming mode lowers latency

Customization and special features exclusive to OnePlus owners ; Mediocre call quality ; Touch controls need more work ; Zero noise isolation

Colorful, loud, and wirelessly powerful, the OnePlus Buds cater mostly to those who own a OnePlus smartphone.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Myriam Joire (

OnePlus Buds Z review: high on value, low on compromises


If you've been shopping for true wireless earbuds on a budget recently -- for something way more affordable than the $159 Apple Airpods (currently $129) or $129 Samsung Galaxy Buds -- you've probably noticed that If you've been shopping for true...

Excellent value ; Decent sound ; Competitve battery life ; Passive sound isolation

Too bass-heavy ; Less comfortable than some

Finally, affordable true wireless earbuds that don’t suck

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Radoslav Minkov (

OnePlus Buds Review


With the new Buds, OnePlus is looking to make a splash on the budget wireless earbuds market, much like the company did with its OnePlus Nord for the midrange smartphone market. But are the OnePlus Buds the best overall option out there? I spent time...

Good sound comparable to AirPods; Great value for the price; Quick initial pairing

Only one earbud may start playing if you didn't keep them in the case; Case and earbuds design is a bit thicker and less refined than AirPods

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Lily Katz Lily Katz (

OnePlus Buds Z review: Cheaper and better than the OnePlus Buds


The OnePlus Buds Z are more affordable than the OnePlus Buds, but are they actually better? Find out in our full review!

Affordable ; Good fit ; Fast charging ; IP55 dust- and water-resistance ; Automatic ear detection ; Bluetooth 5.0, quick switch ; Dolby Atmos support (limited)

SBC and AAC only, no aptX ; Companion app still in development ; Limited onboard control

The OnePlus Buds Z are unpretentious true wireless earbuds for listeners on a budget. If you don’t need bells and whistles like noise-cancelling or multipoint connectivity, you may be enticed by OnePlus. Even with the affordable price point, the Buds Z...

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Lily Katz Lily Katz (

OnePlus Buds review: A good deal, but poor fit (On sale!)


OnePlus is pivoting toward the consumer market with its OnePlus Buds to accompany the Nord. Let's see if these are worth your time.

Fast charging ; IPX4 water-resistance ; Auto ear detection auto play/pause ; Microphone quality

Connection drops ; Discomfort and unstable fit ; Limited touch controls ; AAC and SBC only, no aptX

OnePlus did a great job tailoring these earphones to its pre-existing customer base, and has since expanded firmware updates to most Android devices. The pricing is reasonable for the earbuds, given their impressive feature set, but none of that...

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : David Nield (

OnePlus Buds review: affordable companions to your OnePlus phone


The OnePlus Buds offer respectable audio quality, good battery life, and a neat trick or two – but they're really best for OnePlus owners

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

OnePlus Buds review: Budget AirPods alternative bring buckets of bass


OnePlus has launched its first pair of true wireless earphones. But are these in-ears any good? Here's what we think...

Great battery life ; Solid wireless performance ; Very affordable price point ; Lots of detail ; Lots of bass

Design is a little uninspiring ; Fit isn't always secure ; Lots of bass ; Touch controls are currently very limited ; Phone calls aren't clear

OnePlus' first attempt at true wireless in-ears has resulted in a pair of earphones that's reliable, convenient and does its job. However, the bass might be a bit too much for some.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Nick Pino (

OnePlus Buds review


The OnePlus Buds have a tempting price and stellar 30-hour battery life, but it's just not enough to make them a better Apple AirPods alternative.

Great price for true wireless earbuds 30-hour combined battery life Tight integration with OnePlus phones

Uncomfortable to wear Limited noise isolation No always-on assistant

The OnePlus Buds’ ridiculously cheap price and 30-hour battery life make them feel like a mighty appealing alternative to the Apple AirPods, but some major issues with fit, noise isolation and limited voice assistant support prevent them from stealing...

Oct, 2020

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