Google Pixel Buds 2: In-Depth Review For Every Enthusiastic Audiophile

Anil - Aug 25, 2020


Google Pixel Buds 2: In-Depth Review For Every Enthusiastic Audiophile

Android users eventually have their own high-quality earbuds that can be a formidable competitor against Apple's AirPods.

While the earbuds race between smartphone manufacturers has yet shown any sign of ceasing, a new product from our tech giant Google seems to receive many compliments compared to other experienced opponents. Not messing around anymore, we're talking about the Google Pixel Buds 2, the latest hand-free wireless earbuds from Google that will surely help you have a great time with all the lively moments of your life.

Google Pixel Buds 2 - Target customers

  • Android users: Although this new product is not installed with transparency and active noise canceling function like many others, it is specially made to be a perfect supporting device for Android smartphones.
  • People who use Google Assistant regularly: If you want to make full use of this virtual assistant, Google Pixel Buds 2 is exactly what you need. 

Google Pixel Buds 2 - Design

In general, the charging case of Pixel Buds 2 is totally a revolution. The soft white plastic case is designed to be extremely stable and portable, which is considered to be much better than that of the original buds. There are pieces of magnet built inside its lid to make the opening and shutting more easier. 

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The charging case of Pixel Buds 2 is totally a revolution.

The case is also provided with a button on its back that is used to pair the buds with non-Android devices. When opening the lid, two tiny LEDs will light up. While the one on the front of the charging case will show the battery status of the case, the other will let you know that of the earbuds. Therefore, just by opening the lid, you can check the status of both the charging case and the earbuds inside. 

The first impression that might be left in many customers is their incredible thinness. When they are on your ears, they could hardly be seen because of their compact design. Compared to many other bulky models, Google Pixel Buds 2 seems to have a knock-out on this field. 

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There are three different sizes of ear tips available for users, but the built-in concha wing can not be changed.

There are three different sizes of ear tips available for users, but the built-in concha wing can not be changed. Therefore, it is harder for those with big ears to find a position for the buds to perfectly fit in. So if you are keen on listening to music while running for morning exercise, you should consider very carefully before purchasing this product.  

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Users can control playback and call for the Google Assistant with ease.

Because the Pixel Buds 2 are made of smooth plastic that is similar to the material of the case and are touch-sensitive, users can control playback and call for the Google Assistant. Although touch-sensitive playback controls usually have several issues like accidentally pausing music, these mistakes are rarely seen when using Google Pixel Buds 2. 

Google Pixel Buds 2 - Pairing Pixel Buds With Android

Just like the AirPods with iOS devices, pairing Google Pixel Buds 2 with Android devices is a piece of cake. All you need to do is ensuring the Bluetooth is turned on on your source device, then open the case and let the pairing start. After that, a small box will come up that instructs you to connect and use the earbuds. And don’t forget to check whether your Google Assistant can be summoned by a long press on the earbud. 

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Pairing Google Pixel Buds 2 with Android devices is just a piece of cake.

After successfully connecting the earbuds to your device, now you can enjoy the best sound quality with the help of several interesting features such as “Adaptive Sound” or “Auto-pause music”. While “Adaptive Sound” will autonomously adjust the volume based on the surrounding environment, “Auto-pause music” will be activated if an earbud is taken off. These functions are obviously precious and praiseworthy because they can somehow be a great help in emergencies. Furthermore, if you are using an Android source device, you will be informed about the battery life via a small notification. 

Google Pixel Buds 2 - Pairing With iOS And Other Systems

You can still use the new Pixel Buds 2 on devices run by operating systems other than Android. To do this, you just need to follow these steps: 

  1. Make sure that the earbuds are kept in the closed charging case
  2. Open the lid without removing the earbuds. 
  3. Long press the small button on the back of the charging case until the tiny LED blinks white. 
  4. Now find and choose the Google Pixel Buds 2 from the Bluetooth available devices list 
  5. Take on the earbuds and start your experience. 

Google Pixel Buds 2 - Battery

According to the manufacturer, Google Pixel Buds 2 can be played continuously in five hours. But in fact, it can do more than that. Its battery life is long enough for an average commute or workout, which is quite desirable. Besides, the speed of charging is also incredibly fast. It only takes you 10 minutes leaving the earbuds in their charging case to have another two hours listening. 

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The speed of charging is incredibly fast.

Google Pixel Buds 2 - Sound Quality 

Like its original version, Google Pixel Buds 2 are not highly recommended for those who need isolation while listening. It can hardly stop any confusing noise in the low end, however, the quality of the sound that does not contain overbearing bass it offers will make customers satisfied. Although it is not able to deliver sub-bass in some songs, it can still provide its users with very clear sounds containing original hi-hats and cymbals. 

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Like its original version, Google Pixel Buds 2 are not highly recommended for those who need isolation while listening.

Verdict

Even though there is a myriad of options for you to choose with the price of $179 for a pair of wireless earbuds, Google Pixel Buds 2 is still regarded as the most worthy earbuds thanks to all of the useful features available. That said, Android users eventually have their own high-quality earbuds that can be a formidable competitor against Apple's AirPods.

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