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Your best buds for life? OnePlus’ Bullets V2 earbuds are stylish, inexpensive

OnePlus has unveiled a successor to its $15 Silver Bullets earbuds from 2014 to much fanfare and hoopla. The new Bullets V2 are more stylish, and just a tad more expensive.

Earbuds at this price point — $20 — aren’t exactly a dime a dozen, but OnePlus thinks Bullets V2 will be your “best buds for life.” The company says it has collaborated with German audio experts at LOFO, “who have over 88 years of experience in diaphragm technology,” to create an aryphan polyarylate diaphragm. In acoustics, a diaphragm converts vibrations to sounds.

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“We designed the OnePlus Bullets to perfectly compliment your OnePlus 3. … The Bullets take your OnePlus 3 audio experience to the next level,” according to the OnePlus website.

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The cords are flat to restrict tangling, and it also houses a three-button remote that lets you answer calls, pause songs, and increase or decrease the volume.

The Bullets V2 also have silicone tips, a 9mm dynamic driver, 24 ohms impedance, 107dB of sound pressure, and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack connection, not a USB Type-C one like many had hoped. All of that culminates to offer “richer bass, more delicate treble, and a smoother midrange.” Most earbuds at this price don’t sound good, so we’ll have to wait and see if OnePlus can offer something that stands out.

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But good luck getting a pair — the Bullets V2 are available for purchase at $20 on OnePlus’ website, but they’re already out of stock. The company built up hype for the announcement with a teaser earlier in the week — that and the low-price point probably explains the lack of stock.