People were interested in the Nord buds and buds CE, so I decided to search for them and found two options: one with silicon buds and another with a plastic fitting similar to Apple AirPods. I decided to order both and review them.. Both types of buds, silicon and plastic.
Nord Buds and Buds CE Unboxing
Let’s open the box and see what’s inside! We have two similar-looking boxes, which are the Nord buds CE and Nord buds. The Nord buds CE box We have a red cable club card and a user manual, a red Type-C cable, and a smiling sticker.
The Nord buds box is cute, and we have the same items inside, including documents, a Red cable club card, extra eartips, and a Type-C cable. Both boxes are now open. It’s currently 2 AM, but that’s not stopping us from unboxing and reviewing these products!
Build & Design
Let’s talk about the build and design of the Oneplus Nord Buds. They look amazing with a green touch sensor and a solid build quality. The hinges are also very sturdy. I purchased the Nord buds CE for Rs. 1900 and the build quality is good, although it is slightly loose. Both earbuds come with Type-C charging and a glossy finish, which may easily get scratched. Matte would have been a better choice. What are your thoughts on this?
Moving on to comfort, I found that the plastic ones didn’t fit me well and kept slipping out of my ears. The Nord Buds CE fit much better with a tight press, and the ones with rubber grips fit perfectly. The fitting of premium brand TWS is really amazing, and it gives a premium feel.
Now let’s talk about the key features of these earbuds. Firstly, they come with Bluetooth version 5.2 and have an instant pairing option, which means they will quickly pair with the last device they were connected to. The Nord Buds are IP55 rated, while the Nord Buds CE are IPX4 rated, which means both are splash proof and water resistant. Additionally, they both support SBC and AAC codecs, while the Nord Buds also come with Dolby Atmos support. However, Dolby Atmos is only available for Oneplus phones above Oneplus 7. The touch controls of both earbuds are customizable, allowing you to play/pause songs and change them. There is also app support, but it’s only available for Oneplus phones. If you have any other phone, you won’t be able to access the app.
Nord Buds and Buds CE App Support
Then you can download the Hey Melody application that you can download from Appstore/Playstore. And here, You get all the devices that we have connected and here you can see the battery backup of them. Also, You get sound master equalizer in which we get different modes like balanced, bold and bass. You can also create a custom equalizer here. Then here we get a game mode and this game mode is there in both of them. They have mentioned that it has 94ms low latency and that too with Oneplus phones. But the scenario of game mode is slightly different, I will tell you about it later. And the game mode was not showing before, It is visible after upgrading the firmware. And I was telling you about these earbud controls. Here we have the left earbud and in this you can turn it off, You get different modes in double tapping. You can enable game mode, Then you can setup the triple tap then you can customize the right earbud. In the right also, You will get the same customization so it’s amazing as per the price. Because it has software customization and overall it’s really good.
Battery & Charging
“In terms of battery backup, we get 5-6 hours of backup and including the case we get 10 hours backup from Nord buds. And from CE we get 20 hours backup, as this is cheaper so it has a low capacity battery. But this one has a high capacity battery. Both of them come with fast charge support. Nord buds give 5 hours backup on 10 minutes charge and CE will give 1.5 hours backup. This is due to price difference. Rest, both of them are good.”
Nord Buds and Buds CE Mic Test
This is the mic test of Nord buds CE worth 1900. We are testing it indoors in basic room condition. AC and fan are working. Comment and tell me about the mic quality. And yes, you get Environmental noise cancellation. So, this is the quality of Nord buds CE.
This is the quality of Nord buds and these cost $40 and we are testing it indoors. Noise cancellation is same in this.
Music & Multimedia
Now let’s talk about the audio quality of the Nord buds CE, which costs Rs. 1,900. The Nord buds CE feature 12.4mm drivers, which are slightly smaller than the 13.4mm drivers in the Nord buds. In terms of audio quality, the sound is good, but not as rich as the Nord buds. The bass is overpowered and tends to cover up the mids, but there are equalizer modes available to adjust the bass. Overall, the sound signature of the Nord buds CE is good for its price range, and it provides clear mids, highs, and lows with a rich sound.
Gaming & Latency Test
In terms of gaming, the OnePlus Buds CE claims to have 94ms low latency, but when tested on a Samsung S23 Ultra, it didn’t feel like 94ms. It was more comparable to other brands’ 40-50ms latency, which are typically around 90-94ms. To compare, I also tested a Wings TWS with 50ms latency.
That was the complete review of Oneplus Nord buds CE and Oneplus Nord buds. Both of them are great options for anyone looking for TWS earphones with good sound quality, comfortable fit, and fast charging support. The Nord buds CE cost Rs 1900 while the Nord buds cost $40. If you have a budget of Rs 2000-2500 and want to buy them, you can find the link in article. Don’t forget to share your personal experience and thoughts about these earphones in the comments below.