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OnePlus Buds Z Review Rundown

OnePlus | Published on 20 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of OnePlus Buds Z
  • Bass-forward sound signature
  • Good battery life
  • Compatible with OnePlus 6 and higher
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The $50 Buds Z are solid true wireless earphones for bass lovers with a OnePlus phone. They deliver a bass-forward sound signature that will satisfy anyone looking for a little extra low-frequency push. By default, double-tapping either bud skips ahead to the next track, but you can customize this feature on OnePlus 6 phones or higher to play/pause, return to the previous track, or activate the voice assistant.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
At $49.99, the true wireless OnePlus Buds Z are $10 less than the standard Buds. They use removable eartips instead of buds, and are rated for five hours of power. The controls on the earpieces are sensitive to touch and adjustable to a degree, but only on OnePlus phones.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful audio performance with rich bass depth and crisp highs
  • Long battery life
  • Easy-to-use controls
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

rtings[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus Buds Z Truly Wireless are comfortable, well-built in-ears designed to have a bass-heavy sound profile. They have different sizes of silicone tips, so you're able to get a comfortable fit for your needs. By default, double-tapping either bud skips ahead to the next track, but you can customize this feature on OnePlus 6 phones or higher to play/pause, return to the previous track, or activate the voice assistant.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Good build quality
  • Good bass-heavy sound profile
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Only works when paired with a OnePlus phone or higher
  • Not compatible with Xbox One or PS4

techadvisor[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Buds Z look an awful lot like the original Buds - which is mostly to say that they look quite a lot like Apple's AirPods. Importantly, they use silicone tips for your inner ear. This not only makes them substantially more comfortable than the first-gen Buds, but also helps them block out a lot more external noise. They also have an IP55 rating, which means they should be able to survive some rainfall or sweat, making these a solid budget exercise option.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Solid sound quality
  • IP55 water-resistance
  • Solid battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ OnePlus Buds Z Review. Pcmag. 2021-01-06. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ OnePlus Buds Z Truly Wireless Headphones Review. Rtings. 2021-01-13. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ OnePlus Buds Z review. Techadvisor. 2021-01-20. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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