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Google Pixel Bud 2 – Review

 

Google Pixel BudsGoogle has now entered the true wireless market with the new Pixel Buds 2. 

 

The Design

Google Pixel Buds 2

I love the mentos like design of the Pixel Buds 2. Each earbud is made of a soft white plastic that’s smooth giving them a very clean minimalist design that doesn’t look like anything else on the market. And that really sets them apart from the rest of the competition. The earbuds are also XP4 sweatproof so you can wear them to the gym, while cycling or go running.

The case is made from a similar kind of material that you find on the earbuds. It’s the perfect size for everyday use. It’s small and pocketable and very easy to use.

 

Playback Functions

Google Pixel Buds 2

The Pixels Buds 2 offer touch controls to control playback on both earbuds. A single tap pauses/ play music, double-tap to skip to the next song, triple to go back to the previous song and to adjust the volume all you have to do is slide across.

 

 

Putting Them On

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Now there’s a specific way that you have to put fit the Pixel Bids in your ears. You have to put them in and then give them a twist to lock them in place. Once you have them in place, they sit very stable and secure in the ears and because they are very slim they don’t stick out of the ears like some of the competition. One thing to note is that they are not very comfortable to wear for long listening periods.

 

Voice Control

To active, the Google assistant all you have to do is press your finger on the earbud. And with that single touch, you can easily give commands to your assistant to play your favourite playlist, text a friend or check the weather, answer calls and much more, without ever glancing or picking up your phone. 

 

Connectivity

These are rocking Bluetooth 5.0 and AAC Bluetooth codec. And you’re able to connect to both Android and IOS devices but you’ll have access to a lot of cooler features when connected to Android devices.

 

Adaptive Sound

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This feature raises or lowers the volume depending on the music your listening to based on the noise that’s going on around you. But there is no noise cancelling or Transparency mode.

 

Battery Performance

Google claims 5 hours of constant playback. In real-world use, you get 6 hours which is even better than what they claim. But when comparing that to earbuds like the Samsung Galaxy Buds that offers 12 hours+. 6 hours looks pretty average.

The case will also give you 24 hours listening time and it quick charges as well. So just 10 minutes of charge will give the earbuds 2 hours of listing time. And it can be charged via a USB-C or wirelessly with any Qi wireless charger.

 

Sound Experience

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The sound quality wasn’t the best on the original Pixel Buds. But Pixel Buds 2 has shown a lot of improvement. These earbuds sound really good but I should warn that these aren’t for bass heads because the bass is pretty flat. 

The bass delivers enough oomph to leave you satisfied. The mids offer just enough detail without being overly emphasised while highs are present but now very bring.

 

To Wrap Thing Up

Google Pixel Buds 2

The Google Pixel Buds 2 are a great pair of true wireless earbuds Google has nailed every single thing that’s important when it comes to a good pair of true wireless earbuds. And while thee aren’t the most comfortable they are still very convenient, reliable, and easy to use whether on an Apple or Android device.

 

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