OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Z2||Powerbeats Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||IPX4|
|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||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||31hours||24hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||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 solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
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, Powerbeats Pro have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Powerbeats Pro has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Z2
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Powerbeats Pro, at 20.3g are heavier than the OnePlus Buds Z2 with a difference of 11.3g
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 wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Powerbeats Pro also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the two earbuds together.
The Powerbeats Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
OnePlus Buds Z2 are resistant to sweat
Powerbeats Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The Powerbeats Pro 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.
Both Powerbeats Pro and OnePlus Buds Z2 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a unit size of 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 device, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 1mm , 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 yes, 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 inidcates 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.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this implies that Powerbeats Pro can produce a juicier bass than the OnePlus Buds Z2
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device generates high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 2 hours . Each 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 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 full charge of 31 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Powerbeats Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 7 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the OnePlus Buds Z2's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Powerbeats Pro takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 0.8 hours
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Powerbeats Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Powerbeats Pro 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.
Powerbeats Pro 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 fine 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 Powerbeats Pro 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.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have 6 microphones.
The Powerbeats Pro microphones are 2, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When lost 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. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Powerbeats Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The OnePlus Buds Z2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Powerbeats Pro also have a control panel on them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
OnePlus Buds Z2 come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Powerbeats Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.