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Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Pro 2||JBL Wave Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||IP54|
|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||97dB/mW||100dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|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 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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP55, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2's rating for solids indicates 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 of liquids 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.
Compared to the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, JBL Wave Buds have a rating of IP54 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, JBL Wave Buds has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Pro 2
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
JBL Wave Buds, at 9g are lighter than the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 with a difference -0.8g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
JBL Wave Buds also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
JBL Wave Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Wave Buds and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both JBL Wave Buds, and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
JBL Wave Buds driver unit is 8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 3mm , 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 produce a juicier bass than the JBL Wave Buds
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Wave Buds
SPL, 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 Wave Buds's sound pressure level measurement is 100dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be considered differently by separate persons, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery life is 9 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Wave Buds's battery life is less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the OnePlus Buds Pro 2's case has a charge of 30 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.
JBL Wave Buds's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 6 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 Wave Buds takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 1 hours
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery power is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JBL Wave Buds's battery power is 47mAh. less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 13mAh
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and charging case.
JBL Wave Buds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Wave Buds too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Wave Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Wave Buds 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. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning 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.
The JBL Wave Buds 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.
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.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
The JBL Wave Buds microphones are 2, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size 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 voice that the earbud microphone can recognize.
While the JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency as a transducer.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Wave Buds too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. This kind is 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 thirty minutes.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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 support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Wave Buds too support the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
JBL Wave Buds also have a control panel on them.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Wave Buds also support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Wave Buds too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.