So this is what OnePlus x JBL was about: $40 E1+ Earphones

It would be unfair to say that it’s been a while since OnePlus announced its own set of earphones. The buds, just a couple of hours after announcement, went out of stock as expected. You would’ve expected something like that anyway, since they’re attractively priced — like the OnePlus One itself — at US$15.

Strangely enough, OnePlus has announced another set of earphones, but this time in partnership with another company — the audio equipments giant in JBL. Followers of GizChina would know that something was due, since OnePlus had been teasing with a ‘OnePlus x JBL’ theme.


So what are these earphones? For starters, they’re called ‘OnePlus x JBL E1+ Earphones’. Quite a long name we say! For those that care about the tech specs, here’s what the E1+ buds will come with:

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  • Driver: 9mm
  • Freq: 10 – 22kHz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 105dB @ 5mW
  • Rated power input: 5mW
  • Connections: 3.5mm jack
  • Cable length: 1.2m
  • Weight: .01KG


OnePlus says that the E1+ earphones are “specifically crafted to enhance the powerful sound of the OnePlus One”. It comes with an in-line remote with a mic and three buttons, using which you will be able to take control of your music (shift tracks, adjust volume) and even take pictures.

As you would expect, the E1+ earphones are marketed as more premium and consequently more expensive than the Silver Bullet earphones. And therefore, you’ll have to pay US$40 to get a pair of the E1+, which is more than twice the cost of the US$15 Silver Bullet buds.

The product is listed as ‘coming soon’ on the OnePlus store, so keep an eye on there if you’re enticed to buy one.

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  1. Jay
    October 13, 2014

    That’s a little expensive. I wonder why OnePlus couldn’t do what they did with the One itself – a killer price.

    Barring the colour and two additional buttons, this is merely a rebranded JBL Synchros E10!

    • Jay
      October 13, 2014

      In fact, there’s even a red version that looks the same 🙂

      So are the prices of the OnePlus variant and the JBL one.

  2. beggerbox
    October 13, 2014

    How long you have to beg to get one of them ????

    • Mesterio
      October 13, 2014

      You don’t have to beg, film yourself destroying your Dre Beats and get one for 1$ 😛

  3. Hellvetta
    October 13, 2014

    The addition of two buttons on the remote control stick increases the cost of Syncros E10 for only $10-15. Incredible generosity of One Plus One. Where I can get an invitation for it?

    • Carlos Paixao
      October 13, 2014

      They worth the money they’re asking for or even more.

  4. balcobomber25
    October 14, 2014

    You can find normal JB earbuds for as little as $30 with the same specs as these.

  5. oplix
    October 31, 2014

    OnePlus just blew the door off value for the buck. Greatest deal in smartphone history.