Google this week launched its newest earbuds, the $200 Pixel Buds Pro, that are designed to compete with the AirPods Pro. In our newest YouTube video, we examined out the Pixel Buds Pro to verify them out and to check whether or not they’re on par with the $250 AirPods Pro.
The Pixel Buds Pro are extra reasonably priced than the AirPods Pro and supply an identical characteristic set with Energetic Noise Cancellation, a Transparency mode, “Hey Google” voice management, automated switching between paired Bluetooth units, and Discover My System app monitoring in case they’re misplaced.
Just like the AirPods Pro, the Pixel Buds Pro have silicone suggestions that match into the ears for a good seal to chop down on exterior noise. Google advertises a Silent Seal characteristic that improves noise cancellation, and we have been impressed with the noise cancellation capabilities. Later this yr, Google plans so as to add spatial audio performance, however it’s not obtainable right now.
Google does embody a Transparency mode, however it’s less than par with the Transparency mode on the AirPods Pro and it is laborious to inform that it is even on. There may be an app that comes with the Pixel Buds Pro so you possibly can tailor the sound to suit your wants, however the app is barely obtainable on Android units and EQ changes aren’t set to be obtainable till later within the yr.
As for the match, the Pixel Buds Pro don’t have lengthy stems and as a substitute have a shorter physique that makes them much less obtrusive within the ears. We discovered the Pixel Buds Pro to suit effectively within the ear and to be comfy for lengthy durations of listening, and Google does embody built-in sensors that measure the strain within the ear canal for extra consolation.
With their smaller physique, the Pixel Buds Pro slot in somewhat case that provides further battery life, much like the AirPods Pro charging case. The Pixel Buds Pro supply as much as 31 hours of battery life, whereas the AirPods Pro are restricted to about 24 hours of battery.
The Pixel Buds Pro are strong earbuds which have lots to supply, however they will not be interesting to Apple customers simply due to the comfort of quick switching with AirPods and since you possibly can’t alter the sound with out an Android gadget. It can even be attention-grabbing to see how the Pixel Buds Pro measure as much as the next-generation AirPods Pro, that are rumored to be popping out later this yr.
Rumors recommend the AirPods Pro 2 will characteristic an up to date H1 chip with self-adaptive noise cancellation capabilities, and so they may embody Lossless audio assist. We’re additionally anticipating sound enhancements and improved Discover My performance, with a full rundown of what is coming obtainable in our AirPods Pro 2 information.