Google Pixel Buds

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Quick Points

  • Fit: In Ear
  • Enclosure: Closed Back
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Best For: Android
  • Noise Canceling: No
  • Microphone: Yes

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What Comes Inside The Box

  • Google Pixel Buds 2 True Wireless Headphones
  • 3 X Silicone Tips, 1 X Stabilizer Arc
  • Wireless Charging Case
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Our Score

  • 7.8

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them

  • The custom built 12mm dynamic drivers are tuned to provide a rich, warm studio-style sound quality with a flat low end that allows you clearly listen to all the instruments like the guitar and drums. They also have the "Adaptive Sound" function, which automatically adjusts the volume based on your environment
  • Convenience to perform endless tasks with Google Assistant by simply saying "Hey, Google" to check the weather, know all the events of the day, read the latest messages, play your favorite playlist or control your smart home gadgets
  • The Google's second-generation true wireless earbuds come with an oval-shaped wireless charging case made of matte-finished plastic that's easy to slide into your jeans' pocket
  • The Mentos inspired design is similar to the original Pixel Buds (2018 model) but without the cable. The small, elegant shape with the G-branding on the touchpad is really appealing
  • By cutting the chord and maintaining the same all-plastic structure, Google is able to create lightweight earbuds that remain comfortably in the ears for a long time
  • They have a long trunk that goes further in the ear, a soft "stabilizer arch" that protrudes from the top and are equipped with silicone tips of three different sizes to provide a secure fit even during the running or workout sessions
  • Thanks to their IPX4-certified design, they are pretty good at handling sweat and splashes while running or training in wet weather conditions
  • The big talking point of Pixel Buds is the "Conversation Mode" that puts in place real-time translations of 40 languages to better communicate with foreigners. Just say "Hey Google, help me speak Spanish" or say other language, the buds will convert everything you say into that language you've set
  • They have Google's "Fast Pair" technology that allows you to pair earbuds to any Android device instantly. As soon as you open the case, a small card on your Android device guides you about all the functionality
  • Built-in touch controls and sliding gestures that allow you to answer/end phone calls, control music playback, adjust volume, skip tracks and hold to talk to the Google Assistant
  • Google Pixel Buds 2 have built-in proximity sensors that automatically pause music when you remove the earbud
  • They offer up to 24 hours (5+19) of music playback with the charging case and are also equipped with the fast charging feature that offers 2 hours of playback with only 10 minutes of charging time

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them

  • Google Pixel Buds have an average battery life of 5 hours on a single charge, the same as the AirPods Pro with ANC on, but you can get 11 hours with the latest Samsung Galaxy buds plus that can perform almost all the functions of the Pixel Buds
  • If you're a bass fan to give yourself an extra kick during workouts or a lover of EDM, metal, rap, funk or other genres that are heavy on low tones, Google’s new Pixel Buds may not be suitable for you as their bass response is pretty flat
  • Although onboard beam-forming microphones are good enough to capture the vocals for voice commands, the same cannot be said of call quality. People at the other end of the call struggle to hear the voice in moderately noisy environments
  • The "Pixel Buds" app has a fairly basic functionality such as checking the battery levels of each earbud or controlling a handful of settings. There is no option to adjust the equalizer or customize the touch controls, plus it's exclusive to Android and not available for iOS devices
  • The soft matte finish of the earbuds and case is prone to scratches. You should be very careful when leaving them in your pocket with keys or other metal objects that can easily rub them
  • The "spatial vents" let in quite a bit of ambient noise to create environmental awareness, useful for runners or cyclists, but for users who want complete sound insolation during commuting probably won't
  • The proximity sensors work perfectly to pause the music when you remove the earbuds, but they are not accurate enough to automatically play the music when you put the buds back in your ear
  • Although they have Bluetooth 5.0, there is no multi-device connectivity, which means you can only connect one device at a time
  • The stabilizer arc provides a secure fit, but can cause discomfort to some users during long listening sessions
  • No support for advanced Bluetooth aptX codecs for better sound quality, these earbuds only support AAC and SBC codecs
  • Each bud performs different functions at different times, and therefore tends to discharge at different speeds. One bud can consume more battery than the other
  • They're priced at a $179 in the U.S. which makes them $20 expensive compared to the Apple Airpods that dominate the true wireless earbuds market with a huge margin

Highlights

  • Experience rich audio quality, clear calls, all-day battery, and Google Assistant’s hands-free help
  • Adaptive Sound technology adjusts the volume to fit your surroundings as you move between noisy and quiet places
  • Built-in sensors and microphones focus on your voice to deliver clear call quality
  • Google Pixel Buds offer a comfortable fit, based on scans of thousands of ears
  • Silicone tips of three different sizes and a stabilizer arch provide a customizable and secure fit
  • With sweat and water-resistant design, you don't need to worry about rainy days or sweaty workouts
  • Say "Hey Google" to send messages, get directions or play the training playlist, all hands-free
  • It helps you understand the world around you with real-time translations right in your ear
  • Hassle-free quick pairing with any Bluetooth 4.0+ device
  • Enjoy up to 24 hours of combined listening without any worries
  • Find my device to locate the earbuds by making them ring in case you lose them at home

The Specs That Matter

Dimensions

  • Headphone Fit : In Ear
  • Enclosure : Closed Back
  • Size In/Cm : 0.80 in (2.05 cm)
  • Weight Gm/Oz : 5.3 g (0.19 oz)
  • Foldable Design : No

Connectivity

  • Connectivity : Bluetooth
  • Connect Multiple Devices : No
  • On Device Controls : Calls, Volume, Play/Pause, Skip Tracks, Voice Assistant
  • In Line Mic & Controls : No
  • Voice Assistant : Google Assistant
  • Companion App : Pixel Buds App

Audio

  • Noise Cancelation Type : No
  • Sound Isolation : Yes
  • Echo Reduction : No
  • Sound Mode : Stereo

Features

  • Water/Sweat Resistant : Yes
  • Waterproof : No
  • Heart Rate Monitor : No
  • Step Tracking : No

Battery

  • Battery Life : Up To 5 Hours (Up To 24 Hours With Charging Case)
  • Auto Pause & Play : Yes
  • Auto Shut-Off : No
  • Quick Charge : Charge 10 Minutes = Up To 2 Hours Playback

Technical Data

  • Driver Size : 12 mm
  • Driver Unit : Dynamic
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Supported Codecs : AAC, SBC

Wireless

  • Bluetooth Version : 5.0
  • Bluetooth Profiles : A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
  • Radio Frequency : 2.4 GHz
  • Wireless Range : Up To 10 m (33 ft)
  • NFC : No

Noise Canceling

  • Noise Canceling Adjustment : No
  • Noise Canceling ON/Off Switch : No
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing : No
  • Ambient Sound Mode : No

Audio Cable

  • Audio Cable Length : N/A

Microphone

  • Microphone Feature : On-board Dual Beamforming Microphones

Power

  • Battery : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
  • Charging Cable : Type-C Cable
  • Battery Indicator : Yes

iOS

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Android

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Windows

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Limited

Xbox

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Playstation

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

TV & Home Theater

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

User Manuals


Service & Support Info

  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour : 1 Year Limited Warranty


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