OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Reflect Aero TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Z2||JBL Reflect Aero TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||IP68|
|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||6.8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||99dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||31hours||16hours|
|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 an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that 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 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 Z2, JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a higher dust resistance than OnePlus Buds Z2 and that of liquids is that, OnePlus Buds Z2 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Reflect Aero TWS
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g weigh more than the OnePlus Buds Z2 with a difference of 4g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Z2 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds .
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have sweat resistance
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS are both dustproof and water-resistant.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your chill time.
OnePlus Buds Z2 stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down background noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
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 the component that makes sound in the device, its size determines the sound produced by the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 4.2mm , 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 produce better quality sound.
The OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Reflect Aero TWS's measurement is 99dB/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 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 have to charge the device less often.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, 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 the OnePlus Buds Z2's case has a full 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 Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 15 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the OnePlus Buds Z2's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
OnePlus Buds Z2 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the OnePlus Buds Z2 will work fine with your iPhone. 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.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Reflect Aero TWS microphones are 6, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel 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 so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a find earbuds feature.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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.
The OnePlus Buds Z2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a control panel on them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
OnePlus Buds Z2 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.