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.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Live||OnePlus Buds Z2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX2||ip55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||12mm||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||15hours||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 is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 2 means that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
Compared 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Z2
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a weight of 11.2g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
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 linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have sweat resistance
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, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both OnePlus Buds Z2 and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live driver unit is 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
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 , many people have a misconception 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 mean 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 generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is 6 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.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery life is more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 1 hours . Every 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 manufacturer, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's case is said to have a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge 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 recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
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 keep.
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 just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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 connecting 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 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
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.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 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, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support the find earbuds feature.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also have the find earbuds feature. Simply 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. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also 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.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.