Google Pixel Buds 2 True Wireless Earbuds Review

If you had told us a few years ago that people would genuinely be interested in buying a pair of true wireless earbuds, we would be puzzled. At the time, true wireless earbuds were easy to lose, didn’t have special features and dropped audio far too often. Luckily, times have changed. Thanks to the improvement in wireless transmission standards, such as aptX and innovations in battery technology, Bluetooth earbuds are quickly becoming the most popular way to listen to music. With new chips promising more compact designs and better battery life finally making its way into real-world products, there are more reasons than ever to cut the cord on your listening life.

Among the first of the next-gen true wireless earbuds to hit the market is, Google Pixel Bud 2. With five hours of battery life, wireless charging case and nimble design, there is a lot to love about the company’s latest set of buds. The combination of technology and value make the pixel Buds among the best wireless earbuds you can buy right now. First, let’s really understand what Google pixel buds really are and what they look like.

What Is Google Pixel Bud?

Google pixel buds are truly wireless earbuds that are specially designed for a comfortable customizable fit. With 12mm custom-designed speaker drivers, the buds are deliberated to bring you brilliant sound, while making a call or listening to music. The bud has two microphones in each earbud that helps to focus on the sound of your voice while suppressing other sounds in the background. This extends to the most challenging environments. Pixel buds also have a voice accelerometer that can detect speech through the vibration of your jawbone, so that you can be heard even in windy conditions like when you’re running or biking.

What Are The Key Features of Google Pixel Bud?

Despite being small, the pixel earbud is packed with an array of exciting features that makes it a must buy. Let’s take a look.

Comfortability

The buds are exceptionally light, evenly-weighted and easy to fit in. Google attributes this to the three-point anchor system, comprised of the wingtip, earbud and slightly more pronounced curvature along the bottom of the bud that acts as the third contact point. This is a huge plus for fitness-minded individuals because you can pop the buds in, shake your head about and not worry one iota about them falling out.

Sound Quality

With any audio equipment, sound quality is where the rubber meets the road. In this case, Google pixel buds have “rich audio”, with custom-designed 12mm dynamic drivers that ensure the sound of your voice is at the forefront. The two microphones in each earbud focus on the sound of your voice. It is also backed up with a voice accelerometer that can detect speech through the vibration of your jawbone and suppress other sounds in the background. This means that the audio remains clear even when you’re in a distressing environment for instance when you’re biking, running or in windy conditions.

Free Hand Access to Google Assistant

The pixel buds come with a built-in Google Assistant which you can use by saying, ”Hey, Google.”

Through the assistant, you can ask for directions, send a text message or get translation help. With a touch, you can play, pause and adjust the volume by simply swiping.

Bluetooth Connectivity

The pixel buds pair easily with Bluetooth 4.0+ laptops, tablets, and iOS devices. When paired with an iOS device, Google’s Pixel Buds will act as regular Bluetooth earbuds without Google Assistant. It’s long-range Bluetooth connectivity lets you use pixel buds even when your phone is three rooms away.

Battery Life and Charging

The Google Pixel buds 2 offer five hours of continuous listening time on a full charge, or 24 hours when using the wireless charging case. The pixel buds charge within an hour which is quite an impressive speed. However, even a 10-minute charge is enough juice for your morning run. The case charges via USB and can be fully charged in an hour and 15 minutes. There are two LEDs on the charging case, one at the top for the earbud battery indicator and another down the bottom for the case itself. There’s also a single button on the back to initiate Bluetooth pairing.

Water Resistance

The pixel buds, as well as the case, are water-resistant. This isn’t sufficient for submersion, or even for showering. However, it is good enough for a jog in the rain or a sweaty workout session which is a huge plus for athletes.

What Color Options Are Available?

In keeping with Google’s recent color description, the pixel buds come in four colors that include, Almost Black, Oh So Orange, Clearly White and Quite Mint.

How Do I Connect My Phone to The Pixel Buds?

Connecting the buds to your phone is easy, simply double-tap the right Earbud. If the buds are in the charging case, open the case buds and remove the buds to begin reconnecting. Fast pair works on Android 6.0 devices and up. It is also crucial that you install the latest version of the Google app. You can use Google store to check out the latest version.

How Do I Connect My Phone With Other Devices?

Unfortunately, if you want to connect the pixel buds with other devices such as iOS devices, computers or older Android devices, you will need to pair them manually. Simply hold the button inside the case until the indicator light flashes. Then, navigate to the Bluetooth menu and look for a new device. Finally, find the pixel bud in the list of available devices and follow the prompt.

Final Verdict

So, you get what you pay for with Google pixel earbud 2. They’re easy to use and have fantastic battery life and great call quality. At ArgueTech, we love to bring people together to discuss the latest and greatest in technology. The Google pixel buds 2 is just that. It is a huge step forward in the true wireless earbuds industry. We think this device is a great addition to the industry and it is difficult to dislike it. Please let us know what you think in the comment section.

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