OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings is the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
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.
Compared to the OnePlus Buds Z2, Mpow Flame S have a rating of IPX7 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Mpow Flame S has a higher liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Z2
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Z2 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
The Mpow Flame S come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
OnePlus Buds Z2 are resistant to sweat
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices good 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Mpow Flame S also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Mpow Flame S too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. The OnePlus Buds Z2 and Mpow Flame S operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down background noise well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC 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 basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
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 requires fewer chanrgings.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the OnePlus Buds Z2's case has a charge of 31 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
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 for the first time.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Mpow Flame S has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2
OnePlus Buds Z2 support AAC, a codec that is 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 , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Mpow Flame S 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.
Mpow Flame S 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Mpow Flame S support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Mpow Flame S support APTX Low Latency, a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag for example when playing games.
The Mpow Flame S support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have 6 microphones.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Mpow Flame S too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
OnePlus Buds Z2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Mpow Flame S support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a find earbuds feature.
The Mpow Flame S too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to find them.
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 fully charge a device.
Mpow Flame S too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only 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 option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Mpow Flame S also support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can 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.
The Mpow Flame S too have a control panel on them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Mpow Flame S also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Mpow Flame S too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.