OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Z2||Mpow Flame S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||IPX7|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||✗|
|battery life of charging case||31hours||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|has aptx low latency||✗||✓|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||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 refer to the rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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, 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 take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Z2 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Mpow Flame S have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have sweat resistance
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Mpow Flame S also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Mpow Flame S too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your chill time.
OnePlus Buds Z2 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the 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 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 when they have been unused for long periods.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
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.
The 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. Since 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 well with your iPad. 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 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 can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
The 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).
OnePlus Buds Z2 have 6 microphones.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Mpow Flame S too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when 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 Mpow Flame S 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, the OnePlus Buds Z2 have a find earbuds feature.
Mpow Flame S also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Mpow Flame S 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 is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Mpow Flame S also support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but 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 earbuds.
Mpow Flame S too have a control panel on them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Mpow Flame S also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Mpow Flame S also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.