Moto Buds+ Review: Neater, Cozy, and Powerful

After being first presented globally in April alongside the Moto Buds, Moto Buds+ were introduced in India in May of this year. The Moto Buds+, as their name implies, are the high-end model of the recently released true wireless stereo (TWS) headphones. They have a 38-hour battery life, Dolby Head Tracking compatibility, Hi-Res Audio certification, and “Sound by Bose” for an improved music experience. I have been using the Moto Buds+ for the past four days, so let us talk about the benefits and drawbacks.

Review of the Moto Buds+: features and design

The Moto Buds+ have rounded stems, silicone ear tips, and a curved in-ear design. There are three sizes for the ear tips: S, M, and L. I found that the medium (M) size fit me the best. Inside the box with the earphones and charging case are the extra ear tips, a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable, and an informational/instruction pamphlet.

Comfort is evident in the Moto Buds+’s overall fit. Despite the fact that the earbuds’ charging pins are located on their inner side, where they come into direct touch with skin, I had no functional issues with them. I found it simple to forget I was wearing an accessory for extended periods of time. We were also spared from an abrupt sound encounter that would have cruelly brought attention to the wearable thanks to the well-balanced Dolby Atmos-supported sound. Later in this review, we will discuss the sound in greater detail.

The Moto Buds+ earphones have a matte surface and a single glossy ring-shaped design feature within. The stylish charging case also has a matte finish, and a “Sound by Bose” badge sits after the company’s stylized “M” branding. The charging case’s top side has a USB Type-C charging port, and its bottom side has an LED light that indicates the earphones’ battery and charge level.

The Moto Buds+ charging case is a lightweight and tiny device, measuring 59.87 x 48.97 x 24.84 mm when the headphones are included. It weighs 42.8g. It is simple to stow in the phone or keychain pockets of your handbags or into the pockets of your jeans or pants. Beach Sand and Forest Grey are the two color selections that are accessible across the nation.

Review of the Moto Buds+ app and its features

Through the Moto Buds companion app, users may customize the EQ settings and other aspects of the Moto Buds+. The software is only accessible for Android handsets right now, but the developer has stated that an iOS version is in the works and should be released shortly.

Because the program is basic, it is straightforward to use and comprehend. A window containing the download link for the Moto Buds application appears when the Moto Buds+ are linked to a smartphone. After downloading and opening, the noise control presets (active, transparent, adaptive, and off) and battery life of both earphones are displayed. Additionally, you can experiment with “sound,” which gives you the ability to adjust latency modes and/or equalizer settings.

Additionally, you may select, assign, and modify the touch-controlled gestures on each earphone by going to the “gestures” menu. Three gestures—double tap, triple tap, and tap and hold—can be assigned to the right and left earbuds. I reversed the earphones’ settings for my convenience. With a few simple toggles, the app also lets you turn on or off the earphones’ dual connectivity and in-ear recognition features.

Treble Boost, Bass Boost, Vocal Boost, and Flat are a few of the self-explanatory preset settings available in the Moto Buds app’s customizable equalizer. An additional option available in the application is a fully manual adjustable setting, which enables users to fully customize the equaliser settings outside of preset limitations.

The 11mm woofer and 6mm tweeter on the Moto Buds+ are dual dynamic drivers. They have three preset modes—Transparency, Adaptive, and Noise Cancellation—and support active noise cancellation (ANC) up to 46dB. Additionally, Dolby Head Tracking technology—which modifies music based on head movements—is supported by the earbuds. In addition to bearing the label “Sound by Bose,” they have a certification for Hi-Res Audio. They carry three mic systems that aid in clear communications thanks to an inbuilt environmental noise cancellation (ENC) technology.

The Moto Buds+ earphones feature a 42mAh battery and an IP54 grade for dust and splash resistance. In contrast, the charging case has a 510mAh battery and is constructed with IPX4 rating. Dual-device connectivity and Bluetooth 5.3, which supports SBC, AAC, and LHDC codecs, are available connectivity choices.

Review of the Moto Buds+: functionality and battery life

As was previously mentioned, owners of Moto Bud+ can manually adjust the equalizers via the Moto Buds app, but it also includes some basic presets. The manual settings allow for an infinite degree of personalization by allowing users to play more with the sound that they are most familiar with.

In the interest of this review, we shall discuss the presets that are available in the Moto Buds app. The Brilliant Treble setting is the first option on the list. This modifies the playback to enhance the treble or upper notes in a song or composition, as the name implies. whilst enjoying Panic!’s “The Ballad of Mona Lisa” The marimba, xylophone, and other related metallophones are prominently featured in the arrangement at The Disco, and their melodies stand out without being harsh or piercing. Instead, it is a more pleasant sound—almost dazzling.

It was really enjoyable to listen to a music like Deep Purple’s Pictures of Home with the Bass boost preset. If you play a good mix of the song, the results would be the same as if you took any number of bass-heavy classic rock tunes. Boom is obtained in a significant amount without distorting the sound. I would also like to discuss trying the Vocal boost setting with multiple Muddy Waters tracks, if you pardon the coincidental pun. Yes, I succeeded. Possibly the best thing I did this entire week. The American blues singer’s beautiful voice will uplift your spirits no matter what, but the preset brings out the brightness and clarity of his voice without sacrificing the sound quality in the slightest.

We should also talk about how clear calls are made with these earphones, which are excellent overall. With the Moto Buds+, you could hear clear, distortion-free audio. Even the voice on the other end could be verified as clear and stable, with no disruptions due to the environmental noise reduction feature.

The Moto Buds+’s noise canceling feature also provides respectable coverage. Nearly all frequent interior disturbances, such as the spinning of the fan or air conditioner, TV noise from a nearby room, and even bothersome door creaks, are muffled by the ANC feature. Although it does not completely block out environmental disturbances like the ANC mode does, the adaptive mode does a respectable job of it.

For me, even the Moto Buds+’s multi device connection was really easy to use. They were usually coupled with my laptop and smartphone on any given day. The earphones’ LHDC compatibility is reflected in the sound quality they provide. Even with heavier titles like Call of Duty: Mobile, the lower latency gameplay option provides a nearly lag-free experience.

When utilized with the LHDC codec, the Moto Buds+ have a maximum battery life of 38 hours when no noise canceling functions are activated. With adaptive or active noise cancellation turned on, the earphones’ combined battery life with the charging case drops to up to 30 hours at 60 percent volume. It is stated that the earbuds alone, without ANC turned off, can provide up to eight hours of playback on a single full charge or up to three hours with a ten-minute charge. The earbuds have a playback life of up to six hours on a single charge and slightly more than an hour and a half with ten minutes of charging time thanks to adaptive or active noise reduction capabilities.

Both cable and wireless charging are supported with the Moto Buds+ charging case. The case charged from empty to 100% in approximately one hour using a USB Type-C connector, according to the company’s claims. I was only able to wirelessly charge the case once during the testing period. The case took 113 minutes to fully charge using a 15W wireless charger pad that has received Qi certification.


Very little about the Moto Buds+ is not functional. If you are looking for TWS earphones at about Rs. 10,000, these are a good buy. These currently retail for Rs. 9,999 in India and have some of the greatest features available in the market. There are more things to be happy about than disappointed, ranging from the design to the sound quality and connectivity. The product fulfills the expectations raised by the “Sound by Bose” label.

The Moto Buds+ should work well for you if you can overlook the lack of companion app support for iOS users. If you own an Oppo or OnePlus smartphone, you may also consider the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 (Review) at Rs. 11,999. For Rs. 11,999, you may also check out the Nothing Ear (Review) TWS earphones, which were introduced earlier this year and with ChatGPT integrations and a battery life of up to 40.5 hours.

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