OnePlus Buds Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Pro 2||Mpow Flame S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||IPX7|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||97dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||✗|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|has aptx low latency||✗||✓|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP55, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2's rating is read as, the first value 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 value 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.
Compared to the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, Mpow Flame S have a rating of IPX7 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 has a lower liquid rating than Mpow Flame S
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
The Mpow Flame S come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, 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 Mpow Flame S and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of 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 outcompete background noise.
The Mpow Flame S too have ANC making both devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your commute or that suites your relaxation time.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound produced by the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure 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.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery life is 9 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and OnePlus Buds Pro 2's case has a full charge of 30 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.
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
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 supported charging pad.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Mpow Flame S 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.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
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.
Mpow Flame S has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S 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 can provide 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 MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Mpow Flame S 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.
Mpow Flame S support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
The Mpow Flame S support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Mpow Flame S support APTX Low Latency, a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag for example when playing games.
The Mpow Flame S 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).
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.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Mpow Flame S too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 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 measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
The Mpow Flame S support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a find earbuds feature.
Mpow Flame S also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Mpow Flame S 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 30 minutes.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support 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 support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Mpow Flame S also support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Mpow Flame S too have a control panel on them.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Mpow Flame S too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Mpow Flame S too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.