Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||OnePlus Buds Z2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||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||9.2mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||110dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||31hours|
|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||2only||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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. 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 resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of 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 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.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the two earbuds together.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with 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.
Ultimate Ears Drops have sweat resistance
OnePlus Buds Z2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The Ultimate Ears Drops are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Ultimate Ears Drops 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 OnePlus Buds Z2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1.8mm , 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Ultimate Ears Drops's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Ultimate Ears Drops'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 more battery hours, 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 Ultimate Ears Drops 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 a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Ultimate Ears Drops's case is said to have a full charge of 9 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 Ultimate Ears Drops by 22 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 when they have been in storage for extended periods.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
OnePlus Buds Z2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops
Ultimate Ears Drops 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Ultimate Ears Drops will work well 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.
The Ultimate Ears Drops 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 Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
While the OnePlus Buds Z2 microphones are 6, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the OnePlus Buds Z2 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Ultimate Ears Drops 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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears Drops support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.