The recently announced budget OnePlus earbuds, the Nord Buds, will now also come to the US market. These new cheap earbuds are available for just $39.
While the cheap earbud market has been quite competitive, it’s a rare sight to see a reputable brand like: OnePlus comes in. Let’s see if these new Nord Buds are good value for money or not.
OnePlus Nord Buds Design
The new OnePlus Nord Buds have a new smaller design with a matte finish. The earbuds are in-ear, with rubber tips, and are available in two colors: white marble and black slate. The latter should especially appeal to the matte black fans. The charging case of the Nord Buds also has a matte finish. Its body is round, while the top and bottom corners are quite tense. This makes the case look quite stylish, especially considering the price of the product.
However, these aren’t the smallest earbuds out there. Each measures 27.76mm x 20.72mm x 23.49mm so stick out more from the ear than some comparably priced earbuds. In any case, they are quite light, weighing in at 4.8g per earbud. The charging case measures 67.9mm x 35.5mm x 28.68mm and weighs 41.7g.
These new budget earbuds have IP55 water and sweat resistance, which makes them suitable for sports.
OnePlus Nord Buds Specifications
OnePlus’ Nord Buds earbuds feature 12.4mm titanium audio drivers with a sensitivity of 98dB ± 3dB. While these should produce rich bass and clear highs according to OnePlus, these earbuds don’t have ANC (active noise cancellation). This is of course normal, given their price of $39. You do get Dolby Atmos support with spatial audio technology.
The OnePlus Nord Buds have a total of four microphones. They also use AI (artificial intelligence) technology to filter out background noises such as wind and traffic.
The new budget OnePlus earbuds feature Bluetooth 5.2 technology with a range of up to ten meters. They also support low latency mode when connected to compatible OnePlus phones. The HeyMelody app makes it easier to connect your earbuds to your phone and customize their settings. The app is also available for non-OnePlus Android devices.
In terms of battery life, the new earbuds would last 7 hours and 30 hours in combination with the charging case. Speaking of charging, the earbuds have Flash Charging technology, which gives you 5 hours of audio output from 10 minutes of charging with the case.
Availability and Package of OnePlus Nord Buds
The budget Nord Buds will be available in the US and Canada in mid-June for $39 USD and $49 CAD. The audio accessory is sold on Amazon and OnePlus.com. As for the package, it includes three pairs of earbuds of different sizes, a USB-C charging cable and a OnePlus Nord sticker.