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Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Reflect Aero TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Pro 2||JBL Reflect Aero TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||IP68|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||6.8mm|
|sound pressure level||97dB/mW||99dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||16hours|
|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 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|
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP55, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2'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 5 means that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
In comparison to the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 has a lower dust resistance than JBL Reflect Aero TWS and that of liquids is that, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Reflect Aero TWS
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g are heavier than the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 with a difference of 3.2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
JBL Reflect Aero TWS are both dustproof and water-resistant.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that OnePlus Buds Pro 2's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS, and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 4.2mm , many people have a misconception 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 can make sound with a juicier bass than the JBL Reflect Aero TWS
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Reflect Aero TWS
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, OnePlus Buds Pro 2's measurement is 97dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's sound pressure level measurement is 99dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be considered differently by different persons, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery life is 9 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 1 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the OnePlus Buds Pro 2's case is said to have a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 14 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 0.5 hours
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 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 Pro 2 will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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 OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS microphones are 6, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The 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 calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support fast charging. This kind is 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 thirty minutes.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a control panel on them.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.