OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say 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 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, OnePlus Buds Z2 has a higher liquid rating than Powerbeats Pro
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Powerbeats Pro, at 20.3g weigh more than the OnePlus Buds Z2 by of 11.3g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Z2 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Powerbeats Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds together.
The Powerbeats Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually 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 good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Powerbeats Pro and OnePlus Buds Z2 have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Powerbeats Pro, and OnePlus Buds Z2 have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The 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 alters the signal while at it.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Powerbeats Pro make sound with a juicier bass than the OnePlus Buds Z2
The OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces high recognizable 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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the OnePlus Buds Z2's case is said to have a charge of 31 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 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 unused 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 capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows 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, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-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 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.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a 10meters distance connecting 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 provides 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 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.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a find earbuds feature.
The 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.
The Powerbeats Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling 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 have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Powerbeats Pro also have a control panel on them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
OnePlus Buds Z2 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Powerbeats Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.