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Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Z2||Marshall Minor III|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip55||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|driver unit size||11mm||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||31hours||25hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|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 is the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Marshall Minor III'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.
Compared to the Marshall Minor III, 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, OnePlus Buds Z2 has a higher liquid rating than Marshall Minor III
The Marshall Minor III have a weight of 8g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
OnePlus Buds Z2, at 9g are heavier than the Marshall Minor III with a difference of 1g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Marshall Minor III are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
OnePlus Buds Z2 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Marshall Minor III have sweat resistance
OnePlus Buds Z2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Marshall Minor III have stereo speakers, what this means is that Marshall Minor III'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 Marshall Minor III have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background noise while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
The Marshall Minor III driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Marshall Minor III by 1mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing 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.
The Marshall Minor III's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
The Marshall Minor III'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 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 more than that of Marshall Minor III by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely 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 the Marshall Minor III's case has a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life 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 Marshall Minor III by 6 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Marshall Minor III'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 Marshall Minor III
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Marshall Minor III have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Marshall Minor III support 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 is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Marshall Minor III have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Marshall Minor III have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III
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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the OnePlus Buds Z2 will work well with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Marshall Minor III support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
The Marshall Minor III have 2 microphones.
While the OnePlus Buds Z2 microphones are 6, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Marshall Minor III have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a find earbuds feature.
Marshall Minor III support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the OnePlus Buds Z2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Marshall Minor III have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also 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 Marshall Minor III, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a control panel on them.
Marshall Minor III have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Marshall Minor III come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.