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Google Pixel Buds

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Google Pixel Buds. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the comfort and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the noise isolation and size.

sound, usability, price, design, comfort

bass quality, size, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Google Pixel Buds is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Google Pixel Buds review (2020): Truly smart earbuds

 

Google's updated Pixel Buds are a revelation compared to the previous model. Not only are they true wireless now, but the smart features are reliable, the touch controls are easy to master and comfort is top-notch. Battery life is on par with Apple's...

Very comfortable ; Reliable touch controls ; Solid audio ; Affordable price ; Improved Assistant performance

Adaptive Sound is a work-in-progress ; No ANC ; Battery life ; No audio customization

Apr, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Google Pixel Buds review: You (and Google) can do better

 

Since Google's new Pixel smartphones don't have headphone jacks, the company's decision to make a pair of wireless earbuds was only logical. Unfortunately, the Pixel Buds could still use some work. In fairness, they sound better than Apple's AirPods,...

They sound better than expected ; Intuitive touch controls ; Solid battery life

They don't shut out ambient noise at all ; Obnoxious case design ; Touch pads are easy totap accidentally ; Google Assistant seems hit-or-miss

Chris is Engadget's senior mobile editor and moonlights as a professional moment ruiner. His early years were spent taking apart Sega consoles and writing awful fan fiction. That passion for electronics and words would eventually lead him to covering...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (digitaltrends.com)

Google Pixel Buds review

 

Overpriced and not truly wireless, the Pixel Buds still offer some unique Google-centric features.

Instant translation is fun, relatively accurate ; Loud audio with full bass ; Controls work well ; Charging case takes you off the grid

Expensive for tethered earbuds ; Charging case hard to close, feels flimsy ; Earbuds fit oddly

Google’s Pixel Buds are a solid first entry in the world of wireless earbuds, and for Pixel phone buyers, they provide some unique features that may be worth consideration. At $159, however, they don’t offer the kind of features and performance we...

Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Google Pixel Buds review: second time’s the charm

 

Improved in almost every way.

Much-improved design ; Wireless charging ; Hands-free Google Assistant ; Easy pairing on Android phones

Stabilizer arc can cause discomfort after extended listening ; Bass doesn’t match some competitors ; Average battery life ; Vented design lets in a fair amount of outside noise

At $179, the Pixel Buds are priced the same as Jabra’s Elite 75t earbuds, which I’d still personally pick over these for their more dynamic sound and because you don’t miss out on features depending on what phone you have. (There’s unsurprisingly no...

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Google Pixel Buds (2020) Review

 

Comfortable ; Quick access to Google Assistant ; Long range

Background hiss in audio ; Occasional sound cutouts ; No EQ

The true wireless Pixel Buds make it easy to call up Google Assistant, but audio quality isn't their strong suit.

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Google Pixel USB-C earbuds review: more than okay Google

 

Healing the wound left by the removal of the headphone jack

Clean, smooth sound ; Featherlight and super comfortable ; Compatible with most recent USB-C devices ; You might love the in-ear cable loops

Negligible noise isolation ; Lightweight bass ; Glossy white finish isn’t easy to keep looking pristine ; You might hate the in-ear cable loops

Unless you’re up to your eyeballs in the Apple ecosystem and Lightning is the most common port on your devices, it’s hard to think of many reasons not to own a pair of these Pixel USB-C earbuds. The Pixel USB-C buds are exceptional in their particular...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

The best thing about Google's Pixel Buds is their case

 

They're not as bad as some people are saying, but the Pixel Buds don't yet translate to a good deal.

The Google Pixel Buds are lightweight wireless earphones that offer a relatively comfortable fit and decent sound in non-noisy environments. They wrap up nicely to fit in a very compact charging case that delivers multiple extra charges on the go....

Their open design lets in a lot of ambient sound. The "real-time" translation feature is only available to Pixel phone owners, but isn't a big leap beyond the existing Translate app. Bluetooth pairing can be more cumbersome than it should be.

The Pixel Buds are perfectly decent wireless headphones with a few extra tricks for Pixel phone users -- but don't expect a "Star Trek"-style universal translator.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Sean O'Kane (theverge.com)

Google Pixel Buds review: the future shouldn't be this awkward

 

Fiddly, frustrating, yet sometimes incredible

Fast access to Google Assistant ; Good battery life ; Acceptable sound for this form factor

Super awkward case ; Constantly have to adjust ear fit ; Touchpad allows too many errant taps ; Open design lets in too much outside noise

The Pixel Buds tease some really fantastic ideas that I hope Google will someday deliver on. But this is a first-generation product in the bad kind of way, and it looks even worse when you compare it to Apple’s growing success with the AirPods....

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Google Pixel Buds

 

Despite the promise of helpful voice assistant features, with its Pixel Buds, Google combines an uncomfortable design, mediocre performance, and a high price tag for an unappealing pair of wireless headphones.

Visually attractive. Includes battery case. Solid bass.

Google Assistant and Google Translate features aren't any better than just using the phone apps on their own. Uncomfortable earbud design. Sound quality does not measure up for the price.

Almost everything about the Google Pixel buds sounds really interesting. Wireless headphones with a minimalist design, Google Assistant and Google Translate integration, and a battery-equipped charging case. Unfortunately, what is appealing on paper...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Google Pixel Buds (2020) Review

 

The Google Pixel Buds 2 finally live up to the hype

Rich, precise audio ; Stylish, durable and comfortable design ; Affordable ; Seamless translation technology

Lacks active noise cancelation ; Volume is a bit quiet ; No equalizer

The Google Pixel Buds 2 offer style, durability and great audio in an inexpensive, streamlined package.

Apr, 2020

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