Google Pixel Buds 2 review

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  • Google Pixel Buds 2
  • Google Pixel Buds 2

Specs / Features


Overview
Type In-Ear
Volume Control Yes
Playback Control Yes
Noise Canceling No
Specification
Warranty (Months) -
Release date January 31, 2020
Size
Weight N/A

Critic Reviews


Modern Accessory Review

AirPods for Androids

from Modern Accessory Review

The Google Pixel Buds are some really solid earbuds. They don’t have the best features and sound but they really nail all of the fundamentals in my opinion. They are almost like Airpods for people with android devices. With a small minimal design, a good comfortable fit for long periods of time...More

The Google Pixel Buds are some really solid earbuds. They don’t have the best features and sound but they really nail all of the fundamentals in my opinion. They are almost like Airpods for people with android devices. With a small minimal design, a good comfortable fit for long periods of time, really accessible touch controls, water resistance, wireless and quick charging and you get the point. We have pretty much everything the average person needs with a pair of wireless earbuds.

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Gadget Guy

Long battery life and sweet sound

from Gadget Guy

It is outclassed at $299. But, it seems that you can get the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ online from around $155 plus freight – about half price. If you compare these to similarly priced buds from other brands, then they are well ahead. Here the superior battery life eats similarly priced competition.

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It is outclassed at $299. But, it seems that you can get the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ online from around $155 plus freight – about half price. If you compare these to similarly priced buds from other brands, then they are well ahead. Here the superior battery life eats similarly priced competition.

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Reviewed

A solid AirPods alternative for Android users

from Reviewed

While the Pixel Buds aren’t a bad option, their uneven performance and limited features put them in a tough spot at their price. Here’s hoping they're upgraded over time, as their core design is brilliant, making them well worth keeping tabs on.

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While the Pixel Buds aren’t a bad option, their uneven performance and limited features put them in a tough spot at their price. Here’s hoping they're upgraded over time, as their core design is brilliant, making them well worth keeping tabs on.

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G Style Magazine

The AirPods for Android users

from G Style Magazine

Are you an Android user? Then yes I would recommend them for you. Are you an iPhone user? I wouldn’t suggest it. While they will work with your device like any Bluetooth earbuds would, as an iOS user you won’t get the full experience as you would from an Android device. This is just one of th...More

Are you an Android user? Then yes I would recommend them for you. Are you an iPhone user? I wouldn’t suggest it. While they will work with your device like any Bluetooth earbuds would, as an iOS user you won’t get the full experience as you would from an Android device. This is just one of those things, where the platform works best if everything is in the same house. But then again you already have the best earbuds made for your phone so you’ll be fine!

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Gear Diary

A taste of the future in your ears

from Gear Diary

Google’s Pixel Buds announced last year, but just shipping now, do everything you would expect from a quality set of earbuds. What separates them from every other earbud out there is their tight integration with Google Assistant, which feels like a small taste of what we all hope our future human-computer interaction will be.

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Google’s Pixel Buds announced last year, but just shipping now, do everything you would expect from a quality set of earbuds. What separates them from every other earbud out there is their tight integration with Google Assistant, which feels like a small taste of what we all hope our future human-computer interaction will be.

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Android Police

Middling battery life and a steep MSRP relegate otherwise-good earbuds to niche status

from Android Police

In the new Pixel Buds, Google clearly set out to make Android's answer to AirPods, and it successfully aped a lot of what Apple's customers love about that company's earbuds: setup is a breeze, software integration is solid, and fit and finish are fantastic. They've even got the slim, flip-top ca...More

In the new Pixel Buds, Google clearly set out to make Android's answer to AirPods, and it successfully aped a lot of what Apple's customers love about that company's earbuds: setup is a breeze, software integration is solid, and fit and finish are fantastic. They've even got the slim, flip-top case. Unfortunately, the Pixel Buds also borrow the AirPods' mediocre battery life (also rated at five hours) and high price tag.

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PhoneArena

Comfortable design, strong connection, great sound

from PhoneArena

Though a few drawbacks prevent them from being the be-all, end-all best choice, Google’s latest effort is an overall excellent pair of premium earbuds. Thanks to their great sound, comfortable design, and seamless connectivity, the new Pixel Buds are a strong contender in a crowded market.

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Though a few drawbacks prevent them from being the be-all, end-all best choice, Google’s latest effort is an overall excellent pair of premium earbuds. Thanks to their great sound, comfortable design, and seamless connectivity, the new Pixel Buds are a strong contender in a crowded market.

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Ars Technica

Enough quality, comfort, style, and usefulness to merit a $180 price—just barely

from Ars Technica

Google's latest stab at great earbuds for a wide audience is a surprising success. If you need Android earbuds and want to spend big, consider these strongly (but not universally) recommended.

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Google's latest stab at great earbuds for a wide audience is a surprising success. If you need Android earbuds and want to spend big, consider these strongly (but not universally) recommended.

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SlashGear

No cord but caveats

from SlashGear

Overall, these Pixel Buds are great for the everyday wearer. They deliver good sound quality while remaining comfortably yet securely in place, even during vigorous workout sessions or while you’re on a jostling commute.

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Overall, these Pixel Buds are great for the everyday wearer. They deliver good sound quality while remaining comfortably yet securely in place, even during vigorous workout sessions or while you’re on a jostling commute.

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Pocketnow

Better AirPods for Android

from Pocketnow

At $179, you get good sound, a light fit, great controls, and Google Assistant if you want it for a price that undercuts ANC-enabled competitors that might not have similar fit, feel or convenience. If you are an Android user in particular and want a good way to get started in true wireless audio...More

At $179, you get good sound, a light fit, great controls, and Google Assistant if you want it for a price that undercuts ANC-enabled competitors that might not have similar fit, feel or convenience. If you are an Android user in particular and want a good way to get started in true wireless audio, the Pixel Buds hit a good fundamental happy medium are a worthwhile first party step in the right direction.

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