After the confirmation of removal of 3.5mm jack from the future OnePlus Mobile Series. OnePlus on Thursday announced it would unveil an upgraded USB Type-C wired earphones for Rs 1,490 in India along with its upcoming smartphone — OnePlus 6T — in the fourth quarter of 2018. The new type-C “Bullets” would be based on delivering a superior sound and would be a step up from “Bullets V2”, the company said in a statement.
The company will bundle a Type-C to 3.5mm audio adapter in the box with its next device but is not expected to ship a headphone with it. The upcoming Type-C Bullets are said to feature considerable improvements over its predecessor. In a blog post, OnePlus say, “The shape and material used to craft the speaker housing plays a big role in how a pair of earphones sound. The Type-C Bullets effectively balance utility with versatility, ensuring a comfortable fit and using the shape’s metal design to produce a balanced sound.” To add durability, the headphones’ wire consists of Aramid fibers.
The OnePlus Type C Bullets headphones will include a high-end, professional DAC by Ciruss Logic and come with a higher dynamic range, higher signal-to-noise ratio, and low noise floor than the predecessor. Also, it is claimed that the Type C headphones will ensure a minimal quality loss for a superior audio outcome. This is something similar to what Apple proclaimed at the time of launching the iPhone 7. However, it is worth noting here that OnePlus has up until now retained the 3.5mm headphone jack by underlining its growing adoption among users.
The OnePlus Bullets Wireless come with magnetic switches and are available in India with a price tag of Rs. 3,990. The headphones also include the company’s Dash Charge technology to deliver five hours of playback within 10 minutes of charge.