The headphones, called the OnePlus Type C Bullets, will carry a price tag of Rs. 1,499 – Rs. 300 more than the OnePlus Bullets V2 – and will be available for purchase through online and offline retail channels, the company said in a press statement. In the US, they are priced at $19.99, the same as the original Bullets V2. As suggested by their name, the Type C Bullets will have a USB Type-C interface instead of the traditional 3.5mm connector. This indicates that the 3.5mm headphone jack that has so far been a part of all OnePlus handsets will not be available on the OnePlus 6T. The Chinese company claimed when compared to the headphones with a 3.5mm connector, the Type C headphones ensure “minimal loss of quality for a superior audio outcome.” The original Bullets V2 in-ear headphones were launched in India back in November 2016 .
Without confirming any schedule, OnePlus said that the Type C Bullets headphones were set to be launched alongside the next device, projected for the fourth quarter of 2018. The headphones are touted to be a “step up” from the Bullets V2, though they will echo the metal design of the previous wired headphones. “Each detail of these earphones is crafted with the unique attention to detail that OnePlus is known for – for example, to make Type C Bullets easier to use, the company has added aramid fibre to the wire in order to make the Type C Bullets more durable and resistant to stretching,” the company said in the statement.
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.
Rs. 1,499 – Rs. 300 more than the OnePlus Bullets V2