In March, OnePlus launched the Lite version of the Buds Pro in China. These have also landed in Europe today, albeit under a different name: OnePlus Buds Pro 2R. They are the exact same thing, except for the name – oh, and it seems that only the white version is available for some reason.
There’s a promotional offer if you act fast, but there’s a warning you need to read to find out. So, in Europe you can get the Buds Pro 2R for just €129, €20 off the regular €149 price. To get the lower price, you’ll need to pre-order a pair from OnePlus’ official store by September 25 at 11:00 CEST.
This sounds like a great thing, but here’s the thing. The non-R, lightweight OnePlus Buds Pro 2 is currently on offer for €125.30. That makes them cheaper, and unlike the Buds Pro 2R, they have wireless charging and head tracking support. Otherwise, they’re identical, so if you can still pick up the Pro 2 headphones for €125.30, we’d say definitely go for those. On the other hand, if the price is high, if you don’t care about wireless charging and head tracking, the Buds Pro 2R is a good choice for you.
If you’re interested in either pair, be sure to read our OnePlus Buds Pro 2 review. Everything we’ve said about them applies to the Buds Pro 2R, except for wireless charging and the main tracker.