OnePlus may be better known for its smartphones, but Bullets Wireless 2 wireless headphones are proof that the Chinese company is also good at making audio devices.
In recent years, OnePlus has been creating a name within the mobile industry. Surprisingly, at the same time, it has also been manufacturing high-quality headphones at a very affordable price.
The Chinese company seems to have followed this trend with the new Bullets Wireless 2, an update of the Bullets Wireless that launched last year that have an improved audio quality, a more powerful battery and a faster load capacity.
Yes, they are somewhat more expensive. Then, you can read an analysis based on all the pros and cons and in almost a week of use. For now we can not give a final sentence, but you may be interested to know what our first impressions are.
Price and availability
The OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 headphones were announced at the same time as the new flagships on May 14, but will not reach the stores until next May 21 with the OnePlus 7 Pro.
When they are put on sale officially, you can purchase the new headphones through the website of OnePlus and online stores such as Fnac or El Corte Inglés at a price of € 99, somewhat higher than the first generation.
Design and manufacturing quality
The new Bullets Wireless present some differences in terms of design. OnePlus refers to the new design as ‘Nautilus’, as it has been inspired by the spiral shell of the Nautilus. To be honest, it costs a bit to see the similarity.
Be that as it may, helmets have an elegant and curved design, thanks in part to their metal casing. In addition, they are very comfortable and we applaud that you can choose between several sizes so that the headset fits perfectly in your ear.
At one end of the rubber strap that goes around the neck you will find the battery, USB C charging port and a button to move from one device to another, while at the other end we find the same piece that really only serves to balance the weight.
On the left band there are also three buttons that are used to pause and resume the music, turn up and down the volume and skip the song. There is no power button, but they work through a magnetic system.
The headphones will turn on when you separate them, while they will turn off when the headphones are in contact again. You can also configure them so that the music resumes the moment they turn on.
In our experience, this system works quite well. If you are worried that the headphones will separate and turn on when you have them in your backpack, you should know that they will turn themselves off after five minutes of inactivity.
The first Wireless Bullets surprised us by its design (and its price), while the sound quality left something to be desired. OnePlus seems to have taken seriously the task of solving this and has completely redesigned the headphones.
Now, these wireless helmets have three drivers instead of one, and are also compatible with Bluetooth 5.0 and the aptX HD codec, which has completely improved the sound quality and stability.
The result is a pretty good sound quality. The basses have better quality than you would expect from a headset of this type, although it stands out clearly in the high and mid sounds. In addition, all this even at the maximum volume.
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Something that does not surprise at this price is that it does not have noise cancellation, but it is able to isolate you from the noise enough if you do not mind losing a little time in finding the correct head and adjust it well to the ear.
You will see that it is not complicated to pair these headphones with your smartphone , especially if it is OnePlus. When you separate them, you will get a notification on your mobile that will allow you to link them easily. You will also find them in your Bluetooth list.
Finally, we must also highlight very positively the battery’s autonomy. According to OnePlus, it can last up to 14 hours, although its compatibility with the 30 W Warp Charging fast charge is still more impressive.
As it has also done in the case of the new OnePlus 7, the company does not specify what level of water resistance the headphones have. It seems sensible to think that they will be resistant to rain or sweat but it is not advisable to go into the shower with them.
List of specifications
- Typology: In-ear headphones with strap
- Battery life: 14 hours
- Connections: Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD
- Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Headset size: 10 mm
With a price of € 99, Bullets Wireless 2 will not be so attractive for those who do not want to spend a lot of money on a headset, especially if we consider that the previous generation cost less.
However, improvements in design, battery and audio quality seem to justify this rise in price. Of course, OnePlus must compete with rivals who will not make it easy, although the owners of a mobile company have no better option.