“Back in the game” for the famous Chinese brand OnePlus one would be tempted to say lately. After having been the one who puts the famous kick in the anthill, by breaking the codes of the smartphone market and by offering the first true Flagship Killer in history with the OnePlus, the young Chinese brand has spent the last few years in the industry. total anonymity of those who make “good smartphones but without soul”.
Technically overtaken by Samsung or Apple, crushed on the theme of “value for money” by Huawei, Honor then Xiaomi, it was a long way of the cross for OnePlus before returning to the front of the stage thanks to the release of the OnePlus North , which was to give back its letters of nobility to the brand.
Since then, everything has been better, the OnePlus Nord and even more the OnePlus Nord 2 have been a real success, both critical and commercial, at the same time bringing back the flagships of the brand, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Today OnePlus is doing at its best, very well surrounded by its sister brands, which are Realme, Vivo and especially Oppo which oversees all these beautiful people.
In full confidence, OnePlus has therefore released two new models of true wireless headphones this year, the OnePlus Buds Pro during the summer and the OnePlus Buds Z2 this fall.
Adopting a fairly classic form and close to Apple’s AirPods, the OnePlus Buds Z2 has, it must be admitted, nothing very original in itself. Which is not a fault but an observation. Having a 40 dB active noise reduction (ANC), certified IP55 and offering a battery life with charger 38 hours, they do everything pretty well, neither better nor worse than what we are entitled to expect at this price. However, we regret the lack of volume control by touch control but nothing prohibitive in itself.
Normally offered at 99.99 €, the OnePlus Buds Z2 wireless earphones are very decent for the price, especially at 69.99 € and if you already have a OnePlus smartphone and are loyal to the brand, then they will be perfect companions for your ears.