OnePlus Buds Pro 2 first to support Android 13 Spatial Audio

OnePlus is all set to launch the flagship wireless earbuds, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 in India and global markets on February 7th. OnePlus said that the Buds Pro 2 sets a new standard for Spatial Audio with exciting new features for Android users.

The first True Wireless Earbuds (TWS) with Google Android’s Spatial Audio

The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 is one of the first TWS earbuds to adopt Google’s signature spatial audio feature, developed for Android 13. This creates a multi-dimensional experience within a pair of tiny earbuds.

Because of this, the sound always comes from a fixed position regardless of movement, with the same quality of 3D audio as in the cinema, said the company.

In collaboration with Google, OnePlus said that it has optimized the spatial audio of the Buds Pro 2 to simulate the immersive multi-dimensional experience found in theatres.

Using OnePlus’ spatial rendering algorithm and IMU sensor, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 takes the spatial audio feature to the next level, with added stability, compatibility with app expansions, and enabling other applications to use its technology.

Seamless Connection Powered by Google’s Fast Pair and Audio Switching Features

In its pursuit of creating seamless connections, OnePlus said that the Buds Pro 2 increases its efficiency with Android’s Fast Pair feature, which lets you quickly connect to nearby Android devices in one tap.

With Android’s audio switching feature, the Buds Pro 2 is able to connect to two Android devices simultaneously, and seamlessly switch the audio between them based on your actions, without the hassle of having to fiddle with Bluetooth settings.

Furthermore, considering the compatibility of most audio sources in the market, OnePlus said that it has developed a bespoke stereo up-mixing algorithm, creating multi-dimensional sound from mainstream audio and video apps.

We should know the price of the earbuds in India when it launches in a couple of weeks.

Commenting on the Buds 2 Pro and spatial audio for Android 13, Erik Kay, VP of Engineering at Android, said:

With Android 13, we added spatial audio functionality with the opportunity for partners to use it within their own devices. With OnePlus integrating this new framework alongside support for Fast Pair and audio switching, we’re looking forward to adding their Buds 2 Pro Series to the Android ecosystem of connected devices that all work better together.

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