04 August 2022
OnePlus has officially debuted Nord Buds CE truly wireless earbuds in India. This is the second TWS product within the Nord series and joins the Nord Buds. These feature a semi in-ear design and are focused on delivering a long-lasting battery life. The company is also targeting the audience that prefers heavy bass in their earbuds.
The Nord Buds CE comes with titanium coated 13.4mm dynamic drivers and is claimed to deliver heavy bass. These have a "special closed-tube design" that boosts the bass up to 3dB. Sound Master Equalizer offers four audio profiles Bass, Serenade, Gentle, and Balanced that users can use to further improve their music listening experience. These profiles are accessible through OnePlus phones or via the HeyMelody app on any other phone.
The buds have AI-powered noise cancelation for providing clear audio during calls. It will not be as good as active noise cancelation but it should provide a comparatively better experience than having no cancelation. These are claimed to last for up to 4.5 hours on their own and up to 20 hours including the case. There is quick charging support that will give 81 minutes of listening time with just 10 minutes of charging.
The team has added gestures support for quickly performing certain tasks. The music can be played/paused with a single tap, the next track or calls can be attended with a double tap, and voice assistant/gaming mode can be triggered with a triple tap. Other features include Bluetooth 5.2, an IPX4 rating, and a USB Type-C port for charging.
OnePlus has priced the Nord Buds CE at INR 2,699 but these can be grabbed for INR 2,299 for a limited period of time. It is unknown when this special offer will expire. The available color options are Moonlight White and Misty Grey.