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 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro||OnePlus Buds Z2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10.6mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||92dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||31hours|
|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 rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP55, the OnePlus Buds Z2'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 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.
Compared 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, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Z2
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, at 12g weigh more than the OnePlus Buds Z2 by of 3g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Z2 are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key difference as some 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 connecting the 2 earbuds .
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have sweat resistance
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro and OnePlus Buds Z2 have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
OnePlus Buds Z2 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background noise while preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
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 usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means 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, 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, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. 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 chargings.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 1 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 Z2's case has a full charge of 31 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge 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 takes 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 power is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers 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.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a 10meters distance to connect 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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 Z2 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 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.
The 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, providing high-resolution audio.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have 6 microphones.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The 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.
If 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 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The OnePlus Buds Z2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have a control panel on them.
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 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.