OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi FlipBuds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Z2||Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||31hours||21hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|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 rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
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, Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Xiaomi FlipBuds 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 because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, at 12.2g are heavier than the OnePlus Buds Z2 with a difference of 3.2g
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 matter since they have no cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have sweat resistance
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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
OnePlus Buds Z2 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means 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.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, and OnePlus Buds Z2 similar in how loud their sound can get , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce 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 an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery life is equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2 . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 vendor, and the OnePlus Buds Z2's case is said to have a full 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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 10 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 in storage for extended periods.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro takes 0.52 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 0.98 hours
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, 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. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
OnePlus Buds Z2 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi FlipBuds 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. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its 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 , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have 6 microphones.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds 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 background sounds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a find earbuds feature.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to locate them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the OnePlus Buds Z2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also 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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.