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.
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP55, the OnePlus Buds Z2'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 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, 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
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g weigh more than the OnePlus Buds Z2 with a difference of 0.6g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Z2 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
OnePlus Buds Z2 have sweat resistance
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, 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 JBL Live Pro 2 and OnePlus Buds Z2 have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The OnePlus Buds Z2 and JBL Live Pro 2 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background noise while preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with 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 can get , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level 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, 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 chanrgings.
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 listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and OnePlus Buds Z2's case has a charge of 31 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging 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 highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long 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 power is 40mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
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 simply place 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 show the charging status of your earbuds 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 having a low battery.
OnePlus Buds Z2 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Pro 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
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.
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.
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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 Z2 will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , 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).
OnePlus Buds Z2 have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Live Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size 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 recognize.
JBL Live Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
The JBL Live Pro 2 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, OnePlus Buds Z2 support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 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.
The JBL Live 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 switch calls from one device to another without 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 JBL Live Pro 2 also have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the OnePlus Buds Z2, so you can 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 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Live Pro 2 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.