OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Z2||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||IP55|
|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||6mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||31hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||✗|
|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 an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance 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.
In comparison to the OnePlus Buds Z2, Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a rating of IP55 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g weigh more than the OnePlus Buds Z2 with a difference of 48g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Z2 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have sweat resistance
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel and OnePlus Buds Z2 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and OnePlus Buds Z2 have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 5mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating 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 measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Skullcandy Indy Fuel's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
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 have to charge the device less often.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 4 hours . Each 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 have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and 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 having to recharge the case itself.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 4 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the OnePlus Buds Z2's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 1.2 hours
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have USB TYPE-C, a 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 enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support AAC, a codec 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the OnePlus Buds Z2 will work well with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have 6 microphones.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the OnePlus Buds Z2 have a find earbuds feature.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Skullcandy Indy Fuel support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills 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 have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have this function. It means that you are in position 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 functions are supported on the device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a control panel on them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
OnePlus Buds Z2 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.