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Nothing Ear (1)

Nothing Ear (1)
alaScore 97

37 reviews

May, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Nothing Ear (1). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and comfort. The price and design also get good reviews. Many are negative about the mids quality.

sound, design, price, comfort, durability

mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Nothing Ear (1) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Boxall (

Nothing Ear 1 review: Everything you could want, for just $99


The Ear 1 true wireless earbuds are the first product from Nothing, and at $99 they have an enviable spec list. Can they live up to our high expectations?

Distinctive design Active noise cancelation Wireless charging Very light and comfortable Highly competitive price

Limited codec support Bright sound can lack presence

“Fresh and distinctively styled, the Nothing Ear 1 true wireless earbuds enviable spec list with ANC and wireless charging is backed up by high comfort levels, good performance, and a great $99 price.”

Feb, 2022

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Nothing Ear 1 earbuds review: almost something


Standout design and noise cancellation for $99.

Unique transparent design ; Lots of features for $99 ; Comfortable and light

Buggy performance ; So-so noise cancellation and ambient sound modes ; Limited control customization

The Nothing Ear 1 earbuds bundle together features like active noise cancellation, wireless charging, and more for an appealing $99 price. They also have a unique, partially transparent design that lets you see their internal components.

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Tim Gideon Will Greenwald Tim Gideon Will Greenwal (

Nothing Ear (1) Review


Nothing's Ear (1) true wireless earphones are one of the most visually interesting pairs on the market, and back up their good looks with solid audio performance and above-average noise cancellation for an affordable price.

Few EQ controls ; Battery life is weak when using noise cancellation

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Shubham Agarwal (

The Nothing Ear 1 are the budget noise-canceling earbuds to beat


The Nothing Ear 1 offer just about everything you need in a pair of true wireless earbuds for $100. How well do they perform in real-life use?

Long-lasting battery ; Balanced sound ; Affordable ; Unique design ; Comfortable and lightweight buds ; Above-average noise cancellation

Impractical case design ; Limited companion app ; Buggy mic performance ; No voice assistant support

Nothing claims to have fixed a lot of issues that plagued its Ear 1 earbuds at launch. In this long-term review, we try to find out whether the Nothing Ear 1 are now the budget noise-cancelling earbuds to beat.

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Jason England (

Nothing ear (1) review: First-generation product with promise


Can Nothing ear (1) live up to the hype?

Incredible sound quality ; Great ANC ; Crystal-clear call quality ; Responsive touch controls ; Impressive Bluetooth 5.2 range ; Easy-to-use app ; Prompt customer support

Divisive design ; Average battery life ; Limited EQ customizability

The Nothing ear (1) screams "first generation product," for better and for worse. The striking transparent design is divisive and the battery life is average, but with impeccable sound and stellar call quality, Nothing is on the right track.

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Jake Thauvette (

Nothing ear (1) Truly Wireless Review


The Nothing ear (1) Truly Wireless are the first headphones produced by this company. They have a sleek and eye-catching circuitry look and come with active nois...

Comfortable and well-built design. IPX4 rating. Good noise isolation performance. EQ presets available.

Disappointing recording quality. Are somewhat prone to inconsistent audio delivery. No multi-device pairing.

The Nothing ear (1) are decent for neutral sound. Out of the box, they have a fairly neutral sound profile with adequate bass. However, a dip in the mid to high-mid weakens vocals and lead instruments, nudging them to the back of your mix. The buds are...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Preslav Kateliev (

Nothing Ear (1) review: you get what you pay for?


The Nothing Ear (1) earbuds cost $100 and they sound about as good as you imagine they could. They are definitely not a bad purchase at that price, but adding $50 might get you a better set of earbuds.

Good fit and feel ; Sound quality and noise cancelation is good for price ; Touch controls are extremely responsive ; Good battery life

Case is bulky and putting the buds in is finnicky ; No custom EQ ; Mis-touches when adjusting the earbuds are inevitable

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Åsa Warme (

Review: Nothing Ear (1) | Good Or Just Hyped? Nothing Ear (1)


Rarely has a pair of small wireless earbuds received so much attention as Nothing Ear (1).

Solid and well thought out with smart details that enhance the user experience. Works great for phone calls, as long as it does not take place in too noisy and windy surroundings.

There is more work to be done with the noise reduction, and when they are at it, they should also add a voice that informs about which ANC setting has been selected with the touch control. We miss that now.

Although Nothing Ear (1) got a lot of publicity before they came on the market, you have to remember that they cost less than £100, and that you can therefore not expect revolutionary things. That’s just not fair.

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Justin Duino (

Nothing Ear 1 Review: They Now Come in Black


Nothing, led by Carl Pei of OnePlus fame, launched the Ear 1 earbuds to a bunch of fanfare and hype. The company focused its marketing campaign on its partnership with Teenage Engineering and the product's transparent design, but how do they sound? I'm...

Extremely comfortable ; Automatic play/pause ; Wireless Charging

Large charging case ; No Bluetooth multipoint ; Mediocre transparency mode

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Sandeep Budki (

Nothing Ear 1 Review: Has the hype build up paid off?


Ear 1 has been hyped a lot but does Nothing Ear 1 review confirms with all the hype that had created or does it fall flat.

Nothing Ear 1 brings in the style statement in TWS, which other brands have ignored. The sound quality during the call is best, and users who love vocals will be happy with their buy. But those who love bass may find it just decent. The hype did get...

Jul, 2021

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