You won’t find ANC here but the passive seal is quite commendable. The minute you wear the buds they create a tight seal that blocks out most of the surrounding sounds. The passive seal also accentuates the bass in songs. Bass-heavy songs like Vroom by The FaNaTiX are presented with power and bass-first priority. The bass doesn’t drown out the rap vocals of the artists in the song but it lacks detail. It’s more boomy than tight.
Even so, that's just us nitpicking. For ₹1,999 the OnePlus Bullets Z2 more than justifies the sound quality. The Bullets Wireless Z2 has a warm sound signature and while listening to Fado by Milky Chance, you won’t find the same textured vocals that are otherwise present on more expensive headphones.
To put things into perspective, we have to understand that these are headphones that cost less than a 5-star meal for two. And to that extent the Bullets deliver. There’s no lag from YouTube videos and Netflix on Android and iOS devices, or even Windows devices. The magnetic play/pause feature might not work with laptops but everything else is great and without any audio lag.
The Bullets Wireless Z2 also charge really fast. OnePlus says you can get about 20hours of playback from just 10mins of charge and a full charge can give you somewhere around 30hours of music playback. It’s really tempting to have one less thing to worry about from your everyday charging cycles. The Bullets Wireless Z2 can go on for a couple of days before requiring a full charge.