OnePlus Buds Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Pro 2||Sony LinkBuds S|
|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||5mm|
|sound pressure level||97dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||14hours|
|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 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 rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
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 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.
In comparison to the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, Sony LinkBuds S have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 has a higher liquid rating than Sony LinkBuds S
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g weigh less than the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by -0.2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds .
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as 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.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 and Sony LinkBuds S operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your chill time.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony LinkBuds S, and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 6mm , 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 yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 produce a juicier bass than the Sony LinkBuds S
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
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 Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, if 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, using high magnetic flux.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery life is 9 hours, these last longer 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.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is less 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 not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and OnePlus Buds Pro 2's case has a 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.
Sony LinkBuds S's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 16 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Sony LinkBuds S 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 store.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too use 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 enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony LinkBuds S 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.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 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.
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 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 Sony LinkBuds 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.
Sony LinkBuds 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
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 Sony LinkBuds S 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 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The amount 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 earbud microphone can recognize.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Sony LinkBuds S support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your device to find them.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S 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 OnePlus Buds Pro 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have a control panel on them.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony LinkBuds S also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony LinkBuds S also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.