Users were left with a very good impression of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2. Its exquisite appearance and excellent sound quality performance have established it as a benchmark product in the TWS Bluetooth headset industry. New products like the OnePlus 12 and OnePlus Ace 3 have been launched by OnePlus, introducing a new TWS Bluetooth headset—the OnePlus Buds 3.
The design of the OnePlus Buds 3 continues the style of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, featuring a very exquisite appearance and using the same ultra-clear coaxial dual unit as the flagship headset for sound quality. This design and flagship sound quality combination makes the Buds 3 the most noteworthy TWS headset at the beginning of 2024.
OnePlus Buds 3 has a simple design, offering a comfortable feel with its rounded body. The battery box’s surface adopts a matte process, providing a tactile touch that avoids fingerprints, keeping the appearance clean and tidy.
The battery box’s opening cover is equipped with chamfers for easier opening, and it includes an indicator light at the bottom to show the headset status and battery information. The charging port of the Buds 3 is located on the back of the battery box.
Upon opening the battery box, the Buds 3 headset body is revealed. The button in the middle of the two earphones serves as the pairing button, which can be pressed and held to initiate pairing with a new phone.
The earphones of the Buds 3 have a metallic texture due to the use of a metallic paint injection molding and spraying process. The headphone box features a seamless integrated design, appearing exquisite and textured.
Thanks to improved craftsmanship, the OnePlus Buds 3 headphone shell has an aluminum alloy metal texture, giving it a delicate look.
Apart from its exquisite appearance, the Buds 3 has also been optimized and upgraded for wearing comfort. The earphones are lighter, weighing only 4.81g per ear, making them light and burden-free to wear.
Additionally, a million-level human ear scanning model database has been utilized to create a highly fitting wearing comfort. This not only alleviates discomfort during long-term wear but also allows them to be worn during exercise.
OnePlus Buds 3 supports IP55 dust-proof and waterproof capabilities, providing confidence for use in sports scenes and the rain.
OnePlus Buds 3 delivers balanced noise reduction for a quiet experience and peace of mind. The hardware of the OnePlus Buds 3 incorporates deep noise reduction capabilities, achieving 49dB active noise cancellation and supporting 4000Hz ultra-wideband noise reduction. This effectively eliminates 99.6% of background noise, providing a quieter headphone experience for users. The noise reduction of the Buds 3 has earned the German Rheinland High-Performance Noise Reduction Certification.
A 3-microphone system in the Buds 3 automatically detects environmental noise and intelligently adjusts the noise reduction depth. This balances noise reduction effectiveness and comfort, choosing the most suitable noise reduction mode. The headphones, using self-developed algorithms, offer personalized noise reduction based on the user’s ear canal shape and environment. Users can manually set their preferred noise reduction mode, with options including light, medium, and deep.
Additionally, Buds 3 features a transparency mode, allowing wearers to remain aware of their surroundings. This mode proves convenient in offices for unimpeded communication and outdoors for safety, enabling clear hearing of surrounding sounds like approaching vehicles.
During the music audition, noise reduction was turned off. Settings included master tuning, Hi-Res mode, golden listening blessing, and OnePlus spatial audio. Two songs were selected for the vocal test: “I Will Love You All My Life” and “Sky.”
“I Will Love You All My Life,” sung by Charlie Landsborough, has a slow tempo. The 10.4mm composite diaphragm bass unit of the OnePlus Buds 3 captures the depth of his voice, enhancing the song’s texture with rich instrumental layering.
In “Sky,” Faye Wong’s ethereal vocals are perfectly rendered by Buds 3, showcasing the high frequency and tonal shifts. The treble planar diaphragm unit complements her voice, integrating well with the song’s bass and stereo field.
For instrumental music, “The Rain” from “Summer of Kikujiro” was chosen. It highlights the mid-to-high frequency performance of the OnePlus Buds 3, showcasing the harmonious blend of piano and violin.
Another selection, “First Step” from “Interstellar,” challenges headphone performance with its blend of piano, organ, and electronic instruments. OnePlus Buds 3 handles these with clarity, offering a well-balanced low, mid, and high-frequency sound that transports the listener to a vast, interstellar space.
In summary, the OnePlus Buds 3 demonstrates excellent sound quality, ranking highly in the TWS headphone market and confidently meeting the needs of users with high sound quality standards.
OnePlus users prefer the Buds 3 headset
The OnePlus Buds 3 seamlessly pairs with OnePlus mobile phones, offering an IGRS experience that includes a convenient cover-opening pairing mechanism. Each time the user connects the headset, a pop-up window displays on the phone, showing the battery status of both the headset and its charging box.
The OnePlus Buds 3 enables touch control. Users can adjust the volume by sliding their fingers on the ear handles and switching songs or noise reduction modes using pinch gestures. This new sliding adjustment method enhances both convenience and precision.
The Buds 3 has an impressive 44-hour battery life with its charging box. A quick 10-minute charge provides up to 7 hours of music playback, ensuring reliable battery life for daily commutes.
Furthermore, the Buds 3 supports dual-device connections, allowing users to switch seamlessly between multiple devices. With a Huanlu account, the headset’s pairing records synchronize across all devices. For OPPO mobile phone users or those seeking cost-effective solutions, the OnePlus Buds 3 offers an unparalleled experience, making it a highly recommended TWS headset.