Google this week launched its newest earbuds, the $200 Pixel Buds Professional, that are designed to compete with the AirPods Professional. In our newest YouTube video, we examined out the Pixel Buds Professional to test them out and to check whether or not they’re on par with the $250 AirPods Professional.
The Pixel Buds Professional are extra inexpensive than the AirPods Professional and supply the same function set with Energetic Noise Cancellation, a Transparency mode, “Hey Google” voice management, computerized switching between paired Bluetooth units, and Discover My Machine app monitoring in case they’re misplaced.
Just like the AirPods Professional, the Pixel Buds Professional have silicone suggestions that match into the ears for a decent seal to chop down on exterior noise. Google advertises a Silent Seal function 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 accessible at the moment.
Google does embody a Transparency mode, however it’s less than par with the Transparency mode on the AirPods Professional and it is arduous to inform that it is even on. There may be an app that comes with the Pixel Buds Professional so you’ll be able to tailor the sound to suit your wants, however the app is barely accessible on Android units and EQ changes aren’t set to be accessible till later within the yr.
As for the match, the Pixel Buds Professional do not need lengthy stems and as an alternative have a shorter physique that makes them much less obtrusive within the ears. We discovered the Pixel Buds Professional to suit effectively within the ear and to be snug for lengthy intervals 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 Professional slot in a little bit case that provides further battery life, much like the AirPods Professional charging case. The Pixel Buds Professional supply as much as 31 hours of battery life, whereas the AirPods Professional are restricted to about 24 hours of battery.
The Pixel Buds Professional are strong earbuds which have so much to supply, however they is probably not interesting to Apple customers simply due to the comfort of quick switching with AirPods and since you’ll be able to’t regulate the sound with out an Android gadget. It’ll even be fascinating to see how the Pixel Buds Professional measure as much as the next-generation AirPods Professional, that are rumored to be popping out later this yr.
Rumors counsel the AirPods Professional 2 will function an up to date H1 chip with self-adaptive noise cancellation capabilities, they usually may embody Lossless audio assist. We’re additionally anticipating sound enhancements and improved Discover My performance, with a full rundown of what is coming accessible in our AirPods Professional 2 information.