OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go AirSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Z2||JLab Go Air|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||IP44|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||103dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||31hours||15hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||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 refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating for solids indicates that they are protected against objects greater than 1.0mm such as wire, and the second value 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 JLab Go Air, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a rating of IP55 meaning that JLab Go Air has a lower dust resistance than OnePlus Buds Z2 and that of liquids is that, JLab Go Air has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Z2
JLab Go Air have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
OnePlus Buds Z2, at 9g are lighter than the JLab Go Air with a difference -1g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JLab Go Air are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds together.
JLab Go Air 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
JLab Go Air have stereo speakers, what this means is that JLab Go Air's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both OnePlus Buds Z2 and JLab Go Air have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
JLab Go Air sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
JLab Go Air have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its 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 JLab Go Air 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
JLab Go Air's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces 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 make sound with equal bass
JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JLab Go Air's measurement is 103dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
JLab Go Air's battery life is 5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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 Z2's battery life is more than that of JLab Go Air by 2 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 the JLab Go Air's case is said to have a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables 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 JLab Go Air by 16 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air'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, equal to that of the JLab Go Air
JLab Go Air's battery power is 43mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of JLab Go Air by 3mAh
JLab Go Air have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The JLab Go Air 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 Z2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of JLab Go Air . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JLab Go Air have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JLab Go Air
OnePlus Buds Z2 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the OnePlus Buds Z2 will work fine 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 JLab Go Air have 2 microphones.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 microphones are 6, more than that of JLab Go Air by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The vastness of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, OnePlus Buds Z2 support the find earbuds feature.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the JLab Go Air, so you can 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.
JLab Go Air have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
JLab Go Air support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.