JBL Wave BeamSee 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 Wave Beam||OnePlus Buds Z2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||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||8mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||31hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||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 an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP54, the JBL Wave Beam's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes 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 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 JBL Wave Beam, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a rating of IP55 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, JBL Wave Beam has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Z2
JBL Wave Beam have a weight of 8.8g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
OnePlus Buds Z2, at 9g are heavier than the JBL Wave Beam by of 0.2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JBL Wave Beam are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds together.
JBL Wave Beam are resistant to sweat
OnePlus Buds Z2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL Wave Beam have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Wave Beam have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Wave Beam have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The JBL Wave Beam sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Wave Beam driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Beam by 3mm , 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
JBL Wave Beam's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low audible frequencies 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
The JBL Wave Beam's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates high audible 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 level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Wave Beam's measurement is 100dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Wave Beam's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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 Z2's battery life is less than that of JBL Wave Beam by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the JBL Wave Beam's case is said to have a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
OnePlus Buds Z2's charging case has a battery life of 31 hours, more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 7 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Beam's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
OnePlus Buds Z2 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL Wave Beam by 0.5 hours
JBL Wave Beam's battery power is 48mAh, 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 JBL Wave Beam by 8mAh
The JBL Wave Beam have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and case.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
JBL Wave Beam have USB TYPE-C, a 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 laptops, phones, and tablets.
JBL Wave Beam have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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 Wave Beam . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Wave Beam have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam
OnePlus Buds Z2 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the OnePlus Buds Z2 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 JBL Wave Beam have 2 microphones.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The JBL Wave Beam use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The JBL Wave Beam support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound 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 .
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the JBL Wave Beam support the find earbuds feature.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
JBL Wave Beam support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
JBL Wave Beam have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
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 talk.
The JBL Wave Beam, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a control panel on them.
The JBL Wave Beam support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The JBL Wave Beam come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.