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OnePlus has launched the Buds Z2, the second generation of its recently announced TWS headphones. Externally, the new model looks almost exactly the same as its predecessor, but it comes with an important improvement – an active noise filtering system. This, as is customary in the market, allows for a number of different filtering modes, from a “transparency” mode where calls or announcements can still be listened to, to a full filtering mode that is supposed to isolate most of the outside world noises.
Despite the addition of the noise filtering system (ANC), the battery life of the new batteries is actually improved compared to their previous ones: 5 hours of listening with noise filtering, and 7 hours without. Together with the battery in the carrying case, the battery life increases by no less than 38 hours, while with a USB-C connection, the headphone battery can be charged within 10 minutes.
Also in the specifications of the Buds Z2:
water resistance and sweat in the IP55 standard, support for surround sound in Dolby Atmos coding, and play mode with extremely low latency. One thing that has not changed at all seemingly: the sound quality. This is because the Buds Z2 comes with exactly the same 11mm components that were also installed in the original Buds, and earned it fairly good reviews especially compared to other headphones in this price range.
The Buds Z2 support Bluetooth 5.2 connection, and Google’s Fast Pair standard for fast and automatic connection to supported devices. Of course iPhone users are also welcome to use them, with all the additional settings regarding voice filtering accessible via an app called HeyMelody (even Android users who do not have a device made by One Plus will be asked to install it).