RANK #45

OnePlus Buds

"The OnePlus Buds are middling for mixed usage. Their bright sound profile lacks a lot of low-bass, which may be disappointing for fans of neutral sound. Also, they don't isolate against background noises typically found in an office or during your commute. They're stable enough for low-intensity workouts, but they may not stay in your ears while you're at the gym."
As posted by rtings.com

Pros

  • Fast charging
  • IPX4 water-resistance
  • Good sound quality
  • Well-built, portable design
  • Great battery life
  • Very comfortable

Cons

  • Limited touch controls
  • Limited noise isolation
  • Not stable enough for intense exercise
  • Phone calls aren't clear

Overall Rating

80.5%
The overall rating was calculated based on 44308 customer and expert reviews from 24 review sites and 1 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Headphones:
  • 85.9%
    Comfort
  • 71.9%
    Controls
  • 97.1%
    Build Quality
  • 84.3%
    Phone Calls
  • 75.9%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 89.0%
    Battery Life
  • 81.4%
    Design
  • 87.1%
    Sound Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
4
Good
19
Fair
1
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

Expert Reviews

The OnePlus Buds are a great pair of earphones for OnePlus smartphone owners, but the poor fit, limited functionality, and just okay sound quality make these far less competitive than the price tag suggests. Unless you're already wading through OnePlus' ecosystem, consider alternatives from JLab, Anker, or Mobvoi.

Read more on soundguys.com

Pros

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

Cons

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

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

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Good sound quality
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Limited on-device controls
  • No EQ

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.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

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

Cons

  • Uncomfortable to wear
  • Limited noise isolation
  • No always-on assistant

The OnePlus Buds are middling for mixed usage. Their bright sound profile lacks a lot of low-bass, which may be disappointing for fans of neutral sound. Also, they don't isolate against background noises typically found in an office or during your commute. They're stable enough for low-intensity workouts, but they may not stay in your ears while you're at the gym.

Read more on rtings.com

Pros

  • Well-built, portable design.

Cons

  • Terrible noise isolation.
  • Disappointing microphone recording quality.
  • Not stable enough for intense exercise.
  • No sound customization options.

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

Read more on laptopmag.com

Pros

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

Cons

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

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.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

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

Cons

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

The OnePlus Buds look great on paper, but there are compromises - especially if you don't pair them with a OnePlus phone.

Read more on techadvisor.com

Pros

  • Solid sound
  • 30-hour total battery
  • Fast charging

Cons

  • Dated design
  • Uncomfortable fit
  • Limited support on other phones

At this price, the OnePlus Buds takes on the Oppo Enco W51, JBL C100, boAt Airdopes 431, and Mi True Wireless Earphones 2.

Read more on timesnownews.com

OnePlus has come out swinging with its first entry into the headphones market. The OnePlus Buds look great (even if they borrowed their look), but more importantly they sound great too, especially for their incredibly low cost. Sadly, the rigid design means they won’t suit everyone’s ears though, and they offer mediocre noise cancellation.

Read more on toptenreviews.com

Pros

  • Slick design, especially in blue
  • Good sound quality
  • Long battery life plus Warp charge
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Rigid design won’t suit all ears
  • Average noise cancelling

OnePlus Buds: Like AirPods but for Android users, the OnePlus Buds sound good and are super comfortable to wear

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Very comfortable
  • Excellent battery life
  • Quick pairing

Cons

  • A little harsh in the high frequencies
  • Microphone could do with retuning

There are other truly wireless earphones that sound better, but the next iteration of Samsung's totally wireless earphones are a definite improvement over their predecessors.

Read more on cnet.com

The OnePlus Buds give you a very decent level of quality in return for not much money at all, though a lot about the earbuds is pretty ordinary. They're definitely worth considering, but only if you have a OnePlus phone (which gives you access to all the Buds features).

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Impressive audio quality
  • Fast battery charging
  • Customisable touch controls

Cons

  • No noise cancelling
  • Best with a OnePlus phone
  • No aptX codec support

The OnePlus Buds offer great battery life and compelling value, particularly for customers who also own one of the company’s phones. But muddy sound, an uncomfortable and cheap-feeling design and limited playback controls make it just average for everyone else.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Long battery life
  • Easy pairing and connectivity
  • Low price
  • Good call quality

Cons

  • Overly bassy sound
  • Uncomfortable design
  • Limited controls

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