Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)||OnePlus Buds Z2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP55|
|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|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||31hours|
|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 given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd 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.
Compared to the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), OnePlus Buds Z2 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 Pro (2nd Gen) has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Z2
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a weight of 10.6g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
OnePlus Buds Z2, at 9g are lighter than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by -1.6g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are resistant to sweat
OnePlus Buds Z2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both OnePlus Buds Z2 and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) and OnePlus Buds Z2 operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both OnePlus Buds Z2, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) similar in how loud their sound gets , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd 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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery life is more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
OnePlus Buds Z2's charging case has a battery life of 31 hours, more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 7 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
OnePlus Buds Z2 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 0.5 hours
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery power is 49.7mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 9.7mAh
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
OnePlus Buds Z2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) will work fine with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 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.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have 6 microphones.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support the find earbuds feature.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to find them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also support this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too support 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 Pro (2nd Gen) come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.