Pixel Buds review: Google’s competent AirPods alternative. Good sound, long timing battery life, beautify case and design makes this perfect bud in the market.
Let’s start with the original pixel buds. Pixel Buds was launched in 2017 with Pixel 2 and was designed to enable Pixel owners to get wireless headphones priced at Apple AirPods. They were not great. The cable connecting the headphones was difficult to put in the box, and the buds themselves were not comfortable for everyone. However, as I pointed out in my review, they helped highlight some very useful features supported by Google Assistant.
Moving quickly to 2019, and using Pixel 4, Google offered a second generation of buds, completely ignoring the existence of the original without adding a number to the name. Based only on first impressions, we were happy to try it, because in fact everything seemed to fit the original and even create new opportunities. Did they live? Mostly yes!
- Automatic pairing on Android is great
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Well built and minimal design
- The charging case is easy to use and charge wirelessly
- Easy to use and good sound
- IPX4 confident
- Battery life is average
- It does not separate well from external noise
- You feel discomfort after about one hour of use
- It only has AAC
- High Price
Fitness and convenience are the two most important things about headset hardware, and I think it’s audible at Google. Pixel buds are much smaller than conventional wireless silicon headphones. They are thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Buds and smaller in almost all dimensions than other features. Why is this important Pixel buds do not stand out much when worn properly. Many times my wife doesn’t notice that I’ve worn it just because it doesn’t move away from my ears at all.
Google has designed the buds to be lighter and have an equally strong impact on comfort. Pixel buds are currently worn at the end of the hour, and my ears feel much less tired (if any) than other options. Part of this cargo, its general shape, and part of it are the vents that Google places in each ear.
This catharsis is probably one of the most controversial aspects of buds. On the one hand, the hole means that the silicone tips do not make the ears feel “filled”, but on the other hand, it means that the noise will always be let in.
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This feature is probably Google’s biggest device design advantage, and the company’s efforts have really paid off. Prior to its release, Google announced that it had developed this design by scanning thousands of ears to develop the best possible headphone design. It definitely worked, although it wasn’t really universal. In other reviews, some have mentioned that the “fins” behind the bud can be a little uncomfortable depending on where it is in the ear. However, it doesn’t bother me, and I think it’s very soft. It also has three tips so you can get the most out of it.
While it’s not the best solution for everyone, Google has finally done it with new wireless pixel buds. If you’re looking for Google Assistant wireless hands-free mode, this is for you. While testing many great products and headphones, I ordered it myself to see how useful it is.