Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • - Tell me that's what I think it is,

  • tell me that's what I thought,

  • new buds who dares?

  • (bright upbeat music)

  • Come on.

  • (sighs)

  • (bright upbeat music)

  • (keyboard typing)

  • - [Man] The next day.

  • Let's just play a quick game.

  • Okay, which one of these earbuds cost $20?

  • Which one cost $80?

  • Which one cost $160?

  • The $80 ones are the OnePlus Buds

  • and the point is OnePlus

  • made an AirPod alternative, it looks just like

  • every other AirPod alternative on the market

  • and like, of course they did.

  • I mean, this stem design

  • has proven to be hello functional.

  • The mic is close to your mouth, the fit fits most people,

  • and the amount of ambient sound that went through

  • is just enough to still feel part of the world around you,

  • but also be able to hear your music.

  • Okay, so the question for the OnePlus Buds

  • is not about fit and form, but instead

  • it's did OnePlus make an AirPod alternative

  • for half of the price that is as reliable

  • and as functional as AirPods?

  • Let's get into that.

  • (bright upbeat music)

  • So the OnePlus Buds, they come

  • in a pretty plasticky oval case, that is a bit wider

  • than the case of the Google Pixel Buds

  • and thicker than the AirPod's case.

  • On the bottom, there's a USB-C port,

  • on the back, a pairing button, on the inside

  • magnets hold the buds snugging the case.

  • They come in black, white and this kinda crazy teal color

  • that I think is a little bit too much of a purple color

  • but I have about Andrew

  • who like is totally gonna take these.

  • On a full charge, the buds get you

  • around seven hours of continuous music playback

  • and the case holds 30 hours of music playback,

  • which is around four full charges.

  • It takes around 80 minutes

  • to charge the case from zero to a hundred

  • and I have had zero issues

  • with battery life while using these

  • and I am a bud's power user,

  • but I'm also a wireless charging super fan

  • and there's no wireless charging in these.

  • OnePlus claims that these buds,

  • hold on, I wanna quote this,

  • I wanna get this right,

  • "These buds have unique noise reduction algorithm

  • and three microphones on each bud to improve clarity."

  • That sounds like a hell of a claim

  • and it also sounds like we need to do a mic test.

  • And we're doing kitchen again, because I really think that

  • (tap water running)

  • this is a hell of a background noise to try to get rid of.

  • First up we had these headphones from Letscom,

  • they were $20 on Amazon, I bought these

  • because they were the cheapest I could find

  • that looks like AirPods

  • and also have pretty decent reviews.

  • And for $80, we have the OnePlus Buds.

  • These have three microphones on each bud

  • so it should really be picking up my voice

  • and I mean, of course these long stems absolutely help.

  • And for $160, these are the AirPods

  • and we say this every time we do a mic test,

  • this is the gold standard, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah

  • but usually it is pretty good.

  • Run the water.

  • (tap water running)

  • Can you hear me now?

  • We have the sink running,

  • maybe when you're washing your hands, washing the dishes.

  • Life cannot stop 'cause you gotta wash your hands

  • we're gonna be like this for a long time folks.

  • And here are the AirPods standing next to you

  • this small waterfall that is my kitchen sink.

  • Can you hear me over this small waterfall?

  • Wow, never so clearly have I been able

  • to hear a price difference.

  • These AirPods blow these other two pairs

  • out of the water and yikes, these OnePlus Buds

  • do not sound much better than this $20 pair,

  • but let me know what you think down below.

  • Okay, I understand my quality is very important to me

  • and maybe not as important to you,

  • so let's talk audio quality.

  • (bright upbeat music)

  • Buds, they sound pretty good

  • like I sat on my couch for a very long time

  • trying to differentiate these from the AirPod Pros,

  • the first gens and I could not.

  • There's a song by JAWNY called "Anything You Want",

  • it has like this subtle shaker in the back of it's chorus

  • and I was really trying to like see

  • who could differentiate that sound better

  • and I couldn't find a difference.

  • I mean, you're not gonna get

  • a crazy amount of bass with this open-ear design,

  • but there are 13.4 millimeter drivers in here

  • that can actually kick

  • and compared to these like $20 ones I got off Amazon,

  • I mean the audio quality on the OnePlus Buds

  • is much better than the $20 version

  • and very comparable to the $160 AirPod.

  • Yeah, these $20 buds, they sound like $20 buds.

  • The words I would use to describe

  • their audio quality is tinny, very small,

  • $20,

  • the end of story. (chuckles)

  • The OnePlus Buds are IPX for water and sweat resistant.

  • These buds will be good in the rain

  • and definitely protected from sweat.

  • A big downfall to these buds though

  • is that you cannot use one bud independently,

  • and as soon as you take one out, your music will pause,

  • and when you put it back in your music will resume.

  • There's also no app for these buds

  • and the tap control out of the box are limited.

  • Double tap a bud to skip to the next song

  • or hold down on a bud for three seconds

  • to switch between synced devices and that's it.

  • OnePlus claims that when these buds

  • start shipping in late July, OnePlus phones

  • will be pushed a software update, allowing them

  • to choose their preferred action for double tapping,

  • including pausing music, jumping to the previous track

  • or activating the Google Assistant.

  • But that's only for OnePlus devices

  • and dudes, (sighs) our $20 faves off of Amazon

  • have more touch controls than the OnePlus do

  • at this moment in time.

  • On the $20 buds, tap once to pause,

  • double tap to skip a track

  • and triple tap to go back to the previous track,

  • which I think are great controls

  • and should just be standard amongst all buds,

  • but you know, to each their own.

  • (bright upbeat music)

  • So are the OnePlus Buds, a half-priced AirPod alternative

  • that are reliable and functional?

  • Yes, yes they are,

  • and if you're a OnePlus user,

  • you're gonna have full control over these.

  • But for everybody else, there is a massive market

  • of AirPod alternatives out there

  • that range from $20 to $160 and beyond.

  • And (sighs) there are other options that maybe have

  • a little bit more functionality than these do.

  • If you'll allow me to be in my feelings

  • for just like two seconds more, (sighs)

  • from a company whose slogan is "Never settle",

  • I was just like hoping,

  • yeah, like really, really hoping,

  • hoping for a little bit more innovation.

- Tell me that's what I think it is,

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

B2 oneplus bright upbeat bud airpods tap music

OnePlus Buds Review: new buds, who dis

  • 0 0
    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
Video vocabulary