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OnePlus Buds Professional 2 are Dynaudio-tuned true wi-fi buds

It’s more smartphone supreme than headphone hero, but OnePlus is rapidly gaining ground in the audio world with hot releases like the OnePlus Buds Pro 2. These new true wireless in-ears first debuted alongside the new OnePlus 11 flagship phone in China back in January, and have now been unleashed on the wider world at the firm’s Cloud 11 event in New Delhi.

Essentially a refreshed version of the original OnePlus Buds Pro from 2021, these new ‘buds have familiar styling and promise active noise cancellation, along with Bluetooth 5.3 LE connectivity and sound tuning in collaboration with Dynaudio experts.

There are dual drivers inside (a 11mm woofer and 6mm tweeter), to cover a wider frequency range than rival in-ears that rely on a single driver. A six-axis gyroscopic sensor built into each bud enables spatial audio support, with real-time head tracking and spatial upmixing available on tap. Google Fast Pair should also take the pain out of pairing.

AirPods-style stems are the order of the day, with larger microphone cutouts compared to the OG model which should help step up its ANC abilities. There should be a 45dB reduction, courtesy of three mics in each bud, with adaptive modes based on the amount of ambient noise.

They land in the same green and black colors as the OnePlus 11, plus an Apple-baiting white. IP54 water and dust resistance should mean they’ll cope just fine with a brief rain shower.

Battery life with ANC enabled should reach six hours on a single charge, with the case able to bump that up to 22 hours. Ditch the noise canceling and those figures climb to a substantial 9 and 38 hours. The case supports Qi wireless charging, for cable-free top-ups, and should deliver three hours of juice from a 10-minute splash and dash over USB-C.

The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will be going on sale everywhere you can buy OnePlus gear from the 15th of February. UK prices are set at £179.

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