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.
According to the post, the company claims that “this is more than just an update” over the existing Bullets V2. OnePlus also added that it has “made several big improvements” to the new Type-C Bullets promising “crisp and powerful sound” with “booming lows”, and “clear highs”.
OnePlus claims that the new version of its in-house earphones ensures “a comfortable fit”. Jaden C, Accessories Product Manager for OnePlus added that the company has used “aramid fibers” in the new Bullets Type-C to ensure that the wires of the earphones are “more durable and resistant to stretching”. The company also added a new DAC with the help of Ciruss Logic so that it can now provide music at a “higher dynamic range” with a higher signal-to-noise ratio along with something known as a “lower noise floor”. The company claims that this will help the music appear “clearer.”
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.