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Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Google Pixel Buds Pro||OnePlus Buds Pro 2|
|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|
|sound pressure level||75db/mw||97db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||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 rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Google Pixel Buds Pro's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes 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 Google Pixel Buds Pro, 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, Google Pixel Buds Pro has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Pro 2
Google Pixel Buds Pro have a weight of 12.4g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2, at 9.8g are lighter than the Google Pixel Buds Pro with a difference -2.6g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Google Pixel Buds Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds .
The Google Pixel Buds Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have sweat resistance
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Google Pixel Buds Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Google Pixel Buds Pro'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 Google Pixel Buds Pro have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The Google Pixel Buds Pro and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both OnePlus Buds Pro 2, and Google Pixel Buds Pro have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both OnePlus Buds Pro 2, and Google Pixel Buds Pro similar in how loud their sound can get , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Google Pixel Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this implies that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 make sound with a juicier bass than the Google Pixel Buds Pro
The Google Pixel Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Google Pixel Buds Pro
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Google Pixel Buds Pro's measurement is 75dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's sound pressure level measurement is 97dB/mW. How loud a device is can be perceived differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro's battery life is 11 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery life is less than that of Google Pixel Buds Pro by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Google Pixel Buds Pro's case has a charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Google Pixel Buds Pro by 10 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Google Pixel Buds Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Google Pixel Buds Pro
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Google Pixel Buds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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 Google Pixel Buds Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Google Pixel Buds Pro
Google Pixel Buds Pro support AAC, a codec that is 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Google Pixel Buds Pro will work well with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , 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.
Google Pixel Buds Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a latency of 54ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro have 6 microphones.
While the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Google Pixel Buds Pro . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Google Pixel Buds Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The extent 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 voice that the earbud microphone can recognize.
Google Pixel Buds Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Google Pixel Buds Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Google Pixel Buds Pro . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another connected device.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 also have this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Google Pixel Buds Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too have a control panel on them.
Google Pixel Buds Pro support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Google Pixel Buds Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.