Why does the ODR-1 have a buffered bypass?
A buffered pedal strengthens your tone and drives it through the chain, restoring the signal and tone to what it should be. A buffer does this at all times, whether the pedal is on or off. If you are using longer cables over 18.5ft on both sides of the pedal i.e. guitar to pedal to amp, then a buffered pedal will preserve the signal and push it to the amp. Imagine it as someone cheering you on. You have the tone, but there’s something supporting it and helping you get there safely. Some guitarists will argue that a buffered pedal will add too much high end, when in reality it provides a far more pronounced and responsive signal.
It’s also often a philosophical question, and everything has its pros and cons.