OnePlus Buds Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Pro 2||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip55||ip54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||97db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||29hours|
|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 level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say 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.
Compared to the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a rating of IP54 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Pro 2
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 move with.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, at 10g are heavier than the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 with a difference of 0.2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 and Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size determines the sound produced by the earbuds.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound gets , 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 mean that they produce better quality sound.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 can produce a juicier bass than the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level 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 OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery life is equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, 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 is said to have a full charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 1 hours
It requires 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 extended periods.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery power is 60mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery power is 53mAh. less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 7mAh
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible 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 show the charging status of your device and case.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell 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 in a single cable.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too use 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 enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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 provides better results than other codecs at the same 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 intend 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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, 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.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
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 voice that the microphone can pick up.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a find earbuds feature.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty 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. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications from another device.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a control panel on them.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.