JBL Tune 230NCSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tune 230NC||OnePlus Buds Z2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ip55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||105db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||31hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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 level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the JBL Tune 230NC's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the JBL Tune 230NC, 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, JBL Tune 230NC has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Z2
JBL Tune 230NC have a weight of 11.3g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
OnePlus Buds Z2, at 9g weigh less than the JBL Tune 230NC by -2.3g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Tune 230NC are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Tune 230NC are resistant to sweat
OnePlus Buds Z2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL Tune 230NC have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Tune 230NC have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL Tune 230NC'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 JBL Tune 230NC have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Tune 230NC have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for flights and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your chill time.
The JBL Tune 230NC sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise while preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
JBL Tune 230NC driver unit is 6mm 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 device, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 5mm , a common assumption 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Tune 230NC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The JBL Tune 230NC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Tune 230NC's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The JBL Tune 230NC's battery life is 10 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 more battery hours, 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 JBL Tune 230NC by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and JBL Tune 230NC's case is said to have a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 JBL Tune 230NC by 1 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Tune 230NC's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
OnePlus Buds Z2 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 0.5 hours
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JBL Tune 230NC have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
JBL Tune 230NC have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The JBL Tune 230NC have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
OnePlus Buds Z2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the JBL Tune 230NC . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Tune 230NC have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Tune 230NC
JBL Tune 230NC 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tune 230NC will work well with your MacBook. If you intend 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.
JBL Tune 230NC have 4 microphones.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
JBL Tune 230NC use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The JBL Tune 230NC support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
OnePlus Buds Z2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Tune 230NC support the find earbuds feature.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to locate them.
The JBL Tune 230NC 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.
Also the OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
JBL Tune 230NC have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also have the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the JBL Tune 230NC, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a control panel on them.
The JBL Tune 230NC support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
JBL Tune 230NC come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.