Oneplus Bullets Wireless 2 in the field test

Together with the new 7 Series smartphones, Oneplus has also introduced the second generation of its Bullet Wireless neckband headphones. The convinced in the practical test almost all the way.

Per

  • Design and feel very good
  • good sound
  • clever extras simplify operation
  • USB-C connection
  • long battery life of about 14 hours

Contra

  • no IP certification
  • supplied plastic case looks cheap

Conclusion

Workmanship and sound are great for this price range, plus a battery life of over 14 hours and clever extras. Recommended.     OutstandingDISPLAY

The Bullets Wireless 2 are available directly from Oneplus for 99 euros. Design and workmanship can be seen in this price range. The matte plastic is non-slip, feels good and tolerates a rain shower according to the manufacturer. However, there is no IP certification – a fate that the Bullets 2 share with the Airpods and many other Buetooth headphones. 

Compared to its predecessor Oneplus has upgraded the design of in-ear plugs. Their case is now made of stainless steel and pleases with a rounder, organic shape. The few buttons on the neckband (volume rocker, stop / call, function key) can feel good and have evenly balanced pressure points. There is nothing to complain about here.

The outsides of the two in-ears are magnetic and stick together so you can wear the Bullets Wireless 2 around your neck like a necklace. The weight is low at 32 grams, even after prolonged wear, the neckband has not bothered us. Clever: If you put the two pegs together, the music pauses automatically, so you can easily get in the same place again. Oneplus has also elegantly solved the (often annoying) switching between two Bluetooth sources: With a double dip on the function key, the Bullets Wireless 2 automatically pair with the last connected device when it’s nearby. It is therefore easy to switch between a laptop / tablet and a smartphone by pressing a button.

The interior has been completely redesigned, a three-stage driver structure is said to produce “exceptional detail and clarity” according to the manufacturer. This is undoubtedly exaggerated, but it remains to be noted that the sound in this price range is very good: the basses are pushing and the highs are reproduced neatly. The higher frequencies lack a bit of clarity, but that does not surprise – if you want to have a more sophisticated sound, you have to put a few euros more on the table. When talking on the phone, the Bullets 2 also look good. The interviewee is a bit dull, but still well understood, you yourself is well understood on the integrated microphone under the volume rocker, noise is effectively filtered out.

The battery life is another plus. The ironing headphone with a load easily through 14 hours, the manufacturer’s specification, we can thus confirm in the test – not just AirPods users look over there jealously. Strong as well: The USB-C port supports fast charging, so it lasts 10 minutes at the power outlet for about 10 hours of music playback.

Conclusion

The USB-C interface already shows that Oneplus has modernized the connection options. In addition to aptX HD also Bluetooth 5.0 is supported, which especially improves the stability of the connection. Our test conclusion is therefore very positive: In this price range, the Bullets Wireless 2 are absolutely recommended. The only thing that deserves criticism is the included plastic case, which feels cheap and a bit too small for the headphones. But that’s not a broken leg.

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