Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX||OnePlus Buds Z2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP57||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||31hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|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|
IP ratings is the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP57, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's rating for solids indicates 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 of liquids that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
Compared to the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a rating of IP55 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, OnePlus Buds Z2 has a lower liquid rating than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a weight of 12g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
The OnePlus Buds Z2, at 9g weigh less than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX with a difference -3g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
OnePlus Buds Z2 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the two earbuds .
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers, what this means is that Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX'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 Z2 and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background sounds while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the device.
OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 1.8mm , many people have a misconception 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is 8 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery life is less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's case is said to have a charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several 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 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 11 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
OnePlus Buds Z2 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery capacity is 70mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 30mAh
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
OnePlus Buds Z2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning 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 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.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have 6 microphones.
While the OnePlus Buds Z2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
OnePlus Buds Z2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the OnePlus Buds Z2 support the find earbuds feature.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a control panel on them.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a warranty period of 3 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.