OnePlus Buds Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring 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.
In comparison to the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, Sony WF 1000XM4 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 WF 1000XM4
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, at 41g are heavier than the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by of 31.2g
For a device to be true wireless it should 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 a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 5mm , a common assumption 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 make sound with a juicier bass than the Sony WF 1000XM4
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
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 1000XM4 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 produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery life is 9 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Sony WF 1000XM4'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 listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and OnePlus Buds Pro 2's case is said to have a full charge of 30 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony WF 1000XM4's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 14 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 in storage for extended periods.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 power is 60mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of a device.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with 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 close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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.
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 provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will work well with your iPad. 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 1000XM4 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.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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, providing 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 WF 1000XM4 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 noise.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
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 microphone can pick up.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Sony WF 1000XM4 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 can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint count of 1, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 1 only . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another device.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have this function. It 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a control panel on them.
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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.