JBL Live Pro 2See 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||JBL Live Pro 2||OnePlus Buds Z2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX5||ip55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||93db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||31hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance 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 number 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, JBL Live Pro 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g are heavier than the OnePlus Buds Z2 by of 0.6g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Z2 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
OnePlus Buds Z2 are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal 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.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The OnePlus Buds Z2 and JBL Live Pro 2 operate with different noise cancellation modes, 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 a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Live Pro 2, and OnePlus Buds Z2 have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively 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, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both JBL Live Pro 2, and OnePlus Buds Z2 similar in how loud their sound gets , many people have a misconception 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
The OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Live Pro 2's measurement is 93dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery life is 7 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery life is more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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 manufacturer, and OnePlus Buds Z2's case has a charge of 31 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Live Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 1 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the OnePlus Buds Z2's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery power is 65mAh. more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 25mAh
The JBL Live Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 JBL Live Pro 2 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The OnePlus Buds Z2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The vastness 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.
JBL Live Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The JBL Live Pro 2 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, OnePlus Buds Z2 support the find earbuds feature.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you locate them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the JBL Live Pro 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, 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 option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's 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 device.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Live Pro 2 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 following instruction manuals.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.