Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Z2||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro|
|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||10.6mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||92dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||31hours||24hours|
|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 is the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP55, the OnePlus Buds Z2'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.
In comparison to the OnePlus Buds Z2, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, OnePlus Buds Z2 has a higher liquid rating than Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, at 12g are heavier than the OnePlus Buds Z2 with a difference of 3g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Z2 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have sweat resistance
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
OnePlus Buds Z2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that OnePlus Buds Z2's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro and OnePlus Buds Z2 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. The OnePlus Buds Z2 and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
OnePlus Buds Z2 stay well in place, creating a sound seal that reduces background noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, and OnePlus Buds Z2 have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound produced by the device.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro driver unit is 10.6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 0.4mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro produce a clearer and crispier treble than the OnePlus Buds Z2
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's measurement is 92dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The OnePlus Buds Z2's battery life is 7 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 1 hours . Each 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and the OnePlus Buds Z2's case is said to have a charge of 31 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 7 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the OnePlus Buds Z2's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 0.5 hours
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2
OnePlus Buds Z2 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the OnePlus Buds Z2 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 Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 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 can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have 6 microphones.
While the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
OnePlus Buds Z2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a find earbuds feature.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support fast charging. This kind is 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 thirty minutes.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the OnePlus Buds Z2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have a control panel on them.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.