OnePlus Buds Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Pro 2||Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip55||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||97db/mw||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||30hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|has in/on-ear detection||✗||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a rating of IP55 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Pro 2
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a weight of 8.56g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2, at 9.8g weigh more than the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by of 1.24g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have sweat resistance
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have stereo speakers, what this means is that Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both OnePlus Buds Pro 2 and Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both OnePlus Buds Pro 2, and Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound gets , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, OnePlus Buds Pro 2's measurement is 97dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s case is said to have a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, equal to that of the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
It takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by 0.7 hours
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery capacity is 20mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery power is 60mAh. more than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by 40mAh
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) will work well with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a latency of 144ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a latency of 54ms. In the audio field, latency is another word for a delay.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have 6 microphones.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud microphone can pick up.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support the find earbuds feature.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to find them.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another device.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 also support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.