Google launched its latest $200 Pixel Buds Pro headphones, which are designed to compete with AirPods Pro. Reviews were made between the two headphones and tested whether the Google headset was on par with the Apple AirPods Pro headset at a price of 250. Learn about the most important features of the new Google headset compared to the Apple headset.
Pixel Buds Pro is reasonably priced compared to AirPods Pro and offers a similar set of features like active noise cancellation, transparency mode, “Hey Google” voice control, automatic switching between paired Bluetooth devices, and Find My Device tracking.
Like the AirPods Pro, the Pixel Buds Pro have silicone tips that fit around the ears for a tight seal to reduce outside noise. Google announces Silent Seal, which improves noise cancellation, and has impressed reviewers. Later this year, Google plans to add spatial audio functionality, but it's not available at the moment.
The Google headset includes a Transparency Mode, but it's not on par with the Transparency Mode on AirPods Pro so that it's hard to tell it's on. There is an app that comes with Pixel Buds Pro so you can customize the sound to suit your needs, but the app is only available on Android devices, but there are no options to tweak and customize the EQ feature.
The Pixel Buds Pro don't have long legs, have a shorter body, fit well and are comfortable for long listening periods, and Google also includes built-in sensors that measure pressure in the ear canal for added comfort.
The Pixel Buds Pro fit their smaller body in a small case that adds extra battery life, similar to the AirPods Pro charging case, and provides up to 31 hours of battery life, while the AirPods Pro provides only about 24 hours of battery life.
The Pixel Buds Pro are good earbuds that have a lot to offer, but they may not appeal to Apple users because you can't adjust the volume without an Android phone.
Rumors suggest that AirPods Pro 2 will feature an updated H1 chip with self-adaptive noise cancellation capabilities, and may include support for lossless audio. We also expect audio improvements and improved Find My functionality.