Nothing’s Ear (1) buds were easily one of the hottest devices that hit the scene in recent memory, as the same applies to the design-forward tech brand’s smartphone. And with many people eagerly waiting for the gadgeteer to announce the latter’s second generation, the first upgrade up its sleeve comes in the form of revamped in-ears.
Based on looks alone, distinguishing the Nothing Ear (2) from its predecessor with the naked eye is tough, but that’s one area where the Ear (1) didn’t need much of an upgrade. With the previous model often being lauded for its undeniably unique look, the category it squandered in was the sound department, which Nothing wholly accounted for with its new release. While the London manufacturer didn’t improve upon the same 11.6mm dynamic driver, it is housed in a newly-designed dual chamber that aims to provide more authentic, studio-quality playback that even lasts longer while offering an hour of listening time for a total of six with one charge.
On top of that, the new pair also features adaptive ANC features in contrast to the Ear (1), which maxed out at standard ANC. Like most similarly priced options, they also have a transparency listening mode that can be accessed using the accompanying app. Additionally, he revamped true wireless buds now offer more from a tech standpoint across the board, much in part to improved clear voice tech with enhanced noise elimination, customizable EQ settings, and multipoint connectivity, meaning you can interchangeably use them with your phone or laptop. This is all packaged in a chic, IP55-rated case to ensure your IP54-rated buds are built to last.
What’s best in all this is that the price hike is surprisingly modest, as the Ear (2) only sees a $50 jump compared to the $99 first-generation. Pick up a pair for yourself on Nothing’s webshop for $199.