Smaller. Lighter. Better than the original.
That’s how Pixel Buds 2 can be described, a new version of the two-year-old Pixel Buds headphones, which Google has announced last Tuesday. Now that the new version has ditched its fabric-covered cord which used to connect the two earbuds (on the original Pixel Buds), the new version now makes a better contender against Apple’s AirPods, the Samsung Galaxy Buds, and others. But how they sound or how they work, we won’t know until 2020.
But what we can talk about right now is their design and fit, which is more important to some consumers than even sound quality, and just how much competition they already have right now.
Design is crucial when it comes to wireless earbuds. A lot of these earbuds, because of their poor design, cause inconvenience to the user.
A lot of wireless earbuds are unattractive, can sometimes fall out of people’s ears, and may involve tons of tinkering to keep them snug and comfortable.
Perhaps the reason AirPods have been a hit is because of its acceptable look, and it fits well for most users, despite the drawback in audio quality. If Google is to have a fighting chance against Apple’s AirPods, they’d have “to hit many of the same comfort and style marks”.
Check out The Verge as it compares the various wireless earbuds.
Which do you think is the best?
(Image Credit: Dan Seifert/ The Verge)