As we know, Oneplus made its entry into the world of wireless sound and audio early this year. Oneplus first launched Oneplus Buds, which was affordable yet good-looking at the same time. The drawback was that it was not fascinating enough to be competing with the best of earbud brands, in my review. It then launched Oneplus Buds Z, which tends to be more expensive and yet competing in the market.
The Oneplus Buds Z offers new features and specifications along with a new design.
Boat Airdopes 441 is again from one of the best brands, Boat that does not need an introduction. But to find if the Earbuds are worth the price they come for, let us get into the details.
|particular||Oneplus buds z||Boat Airdopes 441|
|Battery life||5 hours on earbuds||Up to 4 hours on earbuds|
|Sound||The sound is crystal clear with good bass||The sound is good but the bass is not very satisfactory|
|Noise cancellation||Passive noise cancellation||Noise cancellation is decent|
|Sweat and waterproof||IP55 certified||IPX7 certified|
|Price range||More than that of Boat Airdopes 441||Less than that of Oneplus Buds z|
|Fast charging||10 minutes of fast charging||No fast charging|
Oneplus Buds Z vs Boat Airdopes 441 Personal Opinion
The Oneplus Buds Z is overall a great product. First things first, the audio quality is the main character. It is at par with almost every other in the same price range. With good sound quality, it also has a great base. These buds have better noise isolation, compared to the previous series, and the sound profile packs in a lot of extra basses. The range of connectivity is quite nice as long as you are in the range of 10m radius. One plus had revealed that these earbuds will come with “adaptive noise cancellation” which will be able to cancel up to 40 decibels of sound. But it does not cancel out a lot of the physical sound. These buds are sweat and waterproof and work well for workouts. They are comfortable and not too weighted; their silicon bud tips make the fit stable. The battery life is great and works better than that of Boat Airdopes 441.
The cons of the Oneplus Buds Z are that for some features to work a Oneplus smartphone is needed and there are very limited control options on the earpieces.
Whereas, the Boat Airdopes 441, is the best earbud amongst the Boat TWS Earphones. It has a good fit to the ear, which makes it useable during running and working out. It is also sweat and water-resistant. Audio quality is overall good and clear. The sound is balanced but the bass is not very satisfactory for a bass lover. The Bluetooth connectivity is however great. The microphone is decent enough for the earbuds. It also has capacitive multi-function buttons. The only con is that it does not have a bass-centric.
Let’s get into a detailed analysis of both these earbuds.
The Boat Airdopes 441 has a great battery life and lasts up to 3.5-4 hours long of sound per charge. Each earbud has a battery of 35mAh which offers a good 3.5-4hours of playtime. With the carry, cum case charger, an additional 12 hours of playtime is delivered. The earbuds can be kept inside the 500mAh power case to be charged. These can be charged with the USB Type- C charger as well.
Whereas, the battery life of Oneplus Buds Z provides 20 hours of music without creating a disturbance in your entertainment. 10 minutes of charging leads up to 3 hours of music. Per earbud has a battery capacity of 40mAh. The charging case has a battery of 450mAh that lasts nonstop.
The Oneplus buds z wins the battery comparison clearly.
Comfort and Grip-
In terms of comfort and grip both of the following are quite impressive. They are soft in the ears and can be worn at a long stretch easily. The silicon earbud in the Oneplus buds Makes it more comfortable to be worn longer.
However, if you need a wireless earphone for your workouts and training then you should opt for Boat Airdopes 441 due to their better snug fit.
For Oneplus Buds Z, there is no issue in the connection once it is connected. It can be used stereo or mono. It uses the 5.0 version of Bluetooth and the range is up to 10m radii.
A major feature of the Boat Airdopes 441 is that you need not wait for the Bluetooth pairing each time. Once the Bluetooth is switched on, it automatically connects.
In the Oneplus buds Z, there is a canal fit that ensures proper noise isolation and well-directed sound and the AAC Bluetooth codec that supports it. The sound is generally crystal clear and the bass is very strong. Despite being a mid-range bud, it provides a good sound range with not too forced a bass.
Overall audio quality in Boat Airdopes 441 is good as well. It is quite loud and clear. The mic quality is not great which makes it less efficient for calls. The bass output compared to Oneplus buds z is not great either. As it has no bass-centric.
Oneplus again, wins the comparison for sound quality.
Oneplus buds z Vs. Boat Airdopes 441: a Quick comparison result
|particular||Oneplus buds z||Boat Airdopes 441||Which is better?|
|Battery life||5 hours on earbuds||Up to 4 hours on earbuds||Oneplus is better|
|sound||The sound is crystal clear with good bass||The sound is good but the bass is not very satisfactory||Oneplus is better|
|Noise cancellation||Passive noise cancellation||Noise cancellation is decent||Oneplus is better|
|Sweat and waterproof||IP55 certified||IPX7 certified||Boat Airdopes 441 is better|
|Price range||More than that of Boat Airdopes 441||Less than that of Oneplus Buds z||Boat Airdopes 441|
|Fast charging||10 minutes of fast charging||No fast charging||Oneplus is better|
The Oneplus Buds Z is a great choice to go for. It is slightly more expensive compared to Boat Airdopes 441 but it is better in almost all features and covers up for the price. Oneplus Buds z is better as it has 1.5 hours of longer battery life than Airdopes 441. It has an additional microphone as compared. A 4mm bigger driver unit than Airdopes 441. It also supports fast charging in 10 minutes.
It has an earbud forum and the battery life lasts much longer.
While Boat Airdopes 441 is a great option to go for, Oneplus Buds Z provides additional and better features in a little higher range.