Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||OnePlus Buds Z2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||105dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||31hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. 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 resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP55, the OnePlus Buds Z2's rating is read as, the first number 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 the second value of 5 means 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, Sony WF 1000XM4 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Sony WF 1000XM4 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g are lighter than the OnePlus Buds Z2 by -1.9g
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 case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
OnePlus Buds Z2 have sweat resistance
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM4 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
OnePlus Buds Z2 sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF 1000XM4, and OnePlus Buds Z2 have passive noise reduction this means that they 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, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
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 makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Sony WF 1000XM4 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the OnePlus Buds Z2
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Sony WF 1000XM4's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery life is 7 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 vendor, and the OnePlus Buds Z2's case has a full charge of 31 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony WF 1000XM4's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 15 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery power is 40mAh. equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2
The Sony WF 1000XM4, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM4 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2
OnePlus Buds Z2 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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 Sony WF 1000XM4 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, providing high-resolution audio.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Sony WF 1000XM4 have a latency of 40ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have 6 microphones.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
OnePlus Buds Z2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, OnePlus Buds Z2 support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have the mute function. The mute function 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 easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a control panel on them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.