Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro||OnePlus Buds Z2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||25dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||31hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|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 refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value 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 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a rating of IPX7 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a higher liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Z2
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, at 11g are heavier than the OnePlus Buds Z2 by of 2g
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 a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
OnePlus Buds Z2 are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be damaged. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The OnePlus Buds Z2 and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The 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 produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 1mm , 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro'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 playing time. The effect is barely 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 enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 13 hours
It takes 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 for the first time.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh. more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 21mAh
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 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 intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the OnePlus Buds Z2 have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you locate them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also support this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The OnePlus Buds Z2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a control panel on them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.