OnePlus Buds Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second 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 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.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Sony WF 1000XM3, at 17g weigh more than the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 with a difference of 7.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires 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 since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM3 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have sweat resistance
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM3 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that OnePlus Buds Pro 2's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF 1000XM3 and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes 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 producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down background sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF 1000XM3, and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 5mm , 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 make sound with a juicier bass than the Sony WF 1000XM3
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Sony WF 1000XM3
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured 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 WF 1000XM3 have neodymium magnets, when 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 sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery life is 9 hours, a device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Sony WF 1000XM3's battery life is less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 1 hours . Each 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 vendor, and OnePlus Buds Pro 2's case is said to have a full 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 6 hours
It takes 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 in storage for extended periods.
Sony WF 1000XM3 takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 2.5 hours
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 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 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 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 Sony WF 1000XM3 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.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
Sony WF 1000XM3 microphones are 4, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 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 magnitude 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 recognize.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device 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, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills 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 connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 too have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 also have a control panel on them.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.