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October 4, 2018

OnePlus Bullets Wireless review: Cheaper BeatsX for Android

by John_A

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless design mimics that of the more expensive BeatsX.

The contentious OnePlus 6T rumor mill continues to churn, spitting out word of an in-display fingerprint sensor in lieu of a headphone jack. Rather than focusing directly on the anticipated flagship, we turn our attention to the scarce, aptX-supported OnePlus Bullets Wireless.

Read SoundGuys’ in-depth review

What are the earbuds like?

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The aluminum alloy housings look nice but sport a dubious build; the right earbud panel of our review unit dislodged itself, and I used tape to remedy this. Once the earbuds were reconstructed, the auto-play and pause controls worked flawlessly.

While OnePlus states that listeners can run but not swim with the earbuds, I was cautious about exercising in them because the OnePlus warranty states that the company “makes no guarantees” about water-resistance and that liquid damage isn’t covered.

While you can exercise in it, OnePlus’ warranty doesn’t cover liquid damage.

Although these look like a copy of iOS-compatible BeatsX, the sound reproduction benefits from greater clarity and a more neutral bass response. Again, to dive into how the response affects the sound signature, read the full review.

Should you buy the OnePlus Bullets Wireless?

OnePlus Bullets Wireless review: The USB-C cable inserted into the neckbud input.

By charging for 10 minutes via the included USB Type-C cable, listeners are afforded five hours of playback.

Yes, if you’re a OnePlus user who isn’t bothered by the fact that the OnePlus 6T is lacking a headphone jack. It’s just $69 and the aptX compatibility is a huge plus and allows for CD-like streaming quality. That said, the durability is disappointing and it’s a hard product to come by, but if you happen upon it when it’s in stock, grab it because it sells faster than hot-cakes.

Get the Bullets Wireless at OnePlus!
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