Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a rating of IP55 meaning 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 that of liquids is that, OnePlus Buds Z2 has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a weight of 11.2g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
OnePlus Buds Z2, at 9g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live with a difference -2.2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
OnePlus Buds Z2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are resistant to sweat
OnePlus Buds Z2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
OnePlus Buds Z2 stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down background sounds while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery life is more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's case has a charge of 15 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
OnePlus Buds Z2's charging case has a battery life of 31 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 16 hours
It requires 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
OnePlus Buds Z2 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 0.9 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery power is 60mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 20mAh
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
OnePlus Buds Z2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support AAC, a codec that is 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will work well with your MacBook. 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 OnePlus Buds Z2 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
OnePlus Buds Z2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
OnePlus Buds Z2 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a find earbuds feature.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.