OnePlus Nord Buds 2 are official with ANC, BassWave & more

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OnePlus has launched a new pair of Nord-series affordable TWS earbuds. The OnePlus Nord Buds 2 arrive as the successor to last year’s original Nord Buds and bring some notable improvements. Most notably, you get ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) with the new wireless earphones. Let’s look at them more closely.

OnePlus Nord Buds 2 specs and features

The OnePlus Nord Buds 2 feature a similar flat-stemmed design to that of the first-gen model. The company hasn’t changed the size either and is still equipping the buds with 12.4mm drivers and a “titanium-coated” diaphragm. You also get support for Dolby Atmos audio, along with a Dirac Audio Tuner and a Sound Master Equalizer, which are accessible via the HeyMelody app. All of this ensures a “crystal clear” sound for an enjoyable music experience.

On top of this, the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 bring ANC as well. The company claims up to 25dB of background noise reduction, allowing you to listen to music without any disturbances. Its new BassWave algorithm “dynamically enhances your sound for a balanced listening experience with deeper bass and crisp, clear vocals to keep you dancing to the beat”. The whole package makes everything sound “clearer and heavier”.

The dual-mic design, paired with an AI-powered Advanced Clear Call function, filters out noise during calls. And should you need to speak to someone when ANC is turned on, OnePlus has added a Transparency mode to let outside sound reach you. Other highlights include Fast Pair support for Android devices, an IP55 rating for sweat and water resistance, and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity.


Coming to battery life, OnePlus has equipped each bud with a 41mAh battery that can last for up to seven hours on continuous music playback without ANC. With ANC, you get five hours of playtime. The 480mAh battery in the case gives you a total playtime of up to 36 hours on a single charge. One full charge of the case takes about 90 minutes, while ten minutes of charging is enough to keep the buds running for about five hours.

Price and availability

The OnePlus Nord Buds 2 is now available through OnePlus.com in Europe, the UK, and the US. The buds come in Lightning White and Thunder Gray colors and are priced at €69/£69/$59. The new earphones will also be available in India for ₹2,999 starting on April 11. Along with the OnePlus store, buyers in India can get the buds through Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Croma, Reliance, and other third-party retailers. OnePlus will bring the Nord Buds 2 to more Asian markets later this month, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, and the UAE.

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