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Readers often ask me what I think are the best earphones for sports and exercise. My response is usually that they don’t really exist, and people should just enjoy some active time away from technology for a bit. The Bullets Wireless change that. With the help of those magical silicone winglets, these earbuds stay in place no matter how vigorous the exercise or activity. I’ve done exaggerated jumping jacks to try and dislodge them, gone sprinting, done push-ups, lifted weights with sudden movements… nothing fazes them. The worst I could do was make the wire that usually rests on the neck bounce around. OnePlus advertises the Bullets Wireless as sweat- and splash-resistant, saying “take them for a run, but not for a swim!”

All this consideration for sporty types is well-appreciated, and I would indeed recommend the Bullets Wireless as my top pick for sports earphones right now. But what about those of us who just want a discreet pair of earbuds? That’s where OnePlus falters. The two chunky modules for the battery and Bluetooth 4.1 sit either side of my neck and push the wire forward, making it rest in a curve that’s reminiscent of old-school hoop earrings. The remote control adds to the visual clutter, and the earphones themselves protrude from the ear with a red-accented, sharply cut exterior edge. It’s a shouty and prominent look for such a small piece of technology.

OnePlus’ advantage over the vast majority of wireless headphones is that the Bullets Wireless use USB-C to charge (and are compatible with OnePlus’ extra-fast Dash Charge). Taking the AirPods or Elite 65t with me on a trip forces me to bring an extra wire, whereas the Bullets can just be topped up with my Android phone’s charger.

Aside from being a bit of an eyesore dangling near your jawline, the Bullets Wireless remote control is easy to operate and gives enough tactile information to let you detect what you’re doing just by touch. On macOS, it controls the system sound output; on Android, it controls the earphones’ own volume independently from the source device. OnePlus is also quite proud of the automatic pause function it has: you just need to pull out the buds and magnetically attach their backs to one another for the music to stop. It’s a neat and logical little feature. OnePlus has a single status LED on the module on the same side as the remote control. That light indicates when the earphones are charging, charged, or connecting, and it blinks rarely and discreetly when the earphones are active.

With all of the practical concerns out of the way, I can return to the sound, which happens to be the highlight of these earphones for me (as it should be with any headphones). I didn’t love it on my first listen in the quiet environs of my home office, but once I stepped out into the intended usage environment of a busy street, I was delighted. The parts of the sound that can feel a touch too forward and shrill at home are dulled by the din outside, which ultimately results in a sound that remains alive and kicking under the duress of the outside world trying to spoil my fun.

To get into the proper mood for exercise, I’ve been listening to a lot of System of a Down with the Bullets Wireless, and they give a thrilling presentation. The driving, distorted guitars, Serj Tankian’s alternations between screaming, growling, and howling, the whole uneasy-listening mix is right there. These are just really good screaming-at-the-world earphones, and you can blast them at really high volumes without leaking almost any of the sound to anyone around you.

But the sound of the OnePlus Bullets Wireless isn’t just a one-genre pony. Listening to Tadashi Tajima’s 1991 album Shingetsu, which is a series of solo performances on the shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese flute, I get all the emotive power of the bamboo instrument and its tender notes. No, it’s not a holographic soundscape like you would get from pricier audiophile headphones, but the Bullets do provide a surprisingly wide soundstage that lets the music surround you rather than clustering it claustrophobically in the center of your head.